Category: Faculty

United Nations mediation // Shawn Watts trains diplomats in mediation, peace dialogue

For the past three years, Clinical Associate Professor Shawn Watts has led interactive workshops that train diplomats in mediation and peace dialogue at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Watts is a recognized expert in …

Centered on sustainability

KU Law faculty research addresses environmental concerns Sustainability is a global issue. As sustainability concerns and environmental threats occupy an ever-growing role in international affairs, KU Law faculty have placed an emphasis on scholarship, policy work and course …

KU Law professor directs intellectual property department at the Broad Institute

Dr. Andrew W. Torrance is leading the intellectual property department at the Eli and Edythe Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, which is often referred to as the Broad Institute. Torrance is on temporary leave from his position …

David Simon joins KU Law faculty as visiting assistant professor

David Simon has joined the KU Law faculty as a visiting assistant professor. He is teaching torts this fall, and will teach courses in criminal law and patent law this spring. Simon said he’s looking forward to the …

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 …