Category: Faculty

Meet the Dean’s Diversity Leadership Council

Established in 2015, the Dean’s Diversity Leadership Council (DDLC) is KU Law’s student committee dedicated to promoting diversity and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of the KU Law community.  The DDLC, composed of 11 …

New director aims to grow M.S. in Homeland Security: Law and Policy program

A former JAG Corps attorney and counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice has joined KU Law. Donovan Diaz started in July as director of KU’s Master of Science in Homeland Security: Law and Policy program. As director, …

Quinton Lucas, KU Law lecturer, sworn in as Mayor of Kansas City

Quinton Lucas, a KU Law lecturer, took office as mayor of Kansas City, Missouri at the start of August. A Kansas City native, Lucas joined the KU Law faculty in 2012, teaching courses in contracts, securities regulation and …

KU Law announces changes in leadership

The start of the 2019–20 academic year brings several administrative and staff changes at the University of Kansas School of Law. “KU Law is fortunate to have such talented and experienced leaders,” said Stephen Mazza, dean and professor …

KU Law professors help draft Kansas LLC statute revisions

The state of Kansas recently enacted changes to the law related to limited liability companies, supported by a drafting team led by University of Kansas School of Law faculty, alumni and supporters. The team drafted revisions to the …

KU Law professor explores energy and the environment during Hawaii residency

A professor at the University of Kansas School of Law is digging in – sometimes literally – to the challenges of environmental protection during a teaching residency this summer. KU Law Professor Uma Outka is spending six weeks …

KU Law professor selected for prestigious fellowship at Harvard University

University of Kansas School of Law Professor Corey Rayburn Yung has been selected to do a one-year fellowship at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The fellowship program has a 3.7 percent admission rate, and is one …

John Peck will retire after 41 years at KU Law

What does Professor John Peck enjoy about teaching law? “Almost everything,” he said. “I get to be with smart, challenging young people and wonderful colleagues. I have the freedom to conduct legal research and writing on any issue …

Mike Kautsch to retire after 40 years at KU

After four decades at KU, media law professor Mike Kautsch is retiring after the spring semester. Kautsch who has focused on First Amendment protection for newspapers and other media, is a former journalist and former dean of the …

Webb Hecker to retire after 47 years of teaching

Business law professor Webb Hecker has helped shape the minds of thousands of Jayhawk lawyers. After 47 years of teaching at the University of Kansas School of Law, he is retiring at the end of the summer. The …