Tag: alumni

‘Putting on a play for the jury’

Edward Paine delivers justice for victims of serious vehicular crimes The best part about prosecution for Edward Paine, L’99, is delivering justice for victims. “Trying to get justice for victims within the system that we have, when we …

A cold case cracked, a career launched

Student ends law school with unparalleled prosecution experience When I started at KU Law as a summer starter in 2016, my goal was to follow the accelerated track. If I played my cards right and took a sufficient …

Protecting Kansans

“Your Honor, I represent the United States.” As U.S. attorney for Kansas, Stephen McAllister utters this phrase when making official appearances in federal courtrooms. The experience is humbling and exhilarating every time. “I get to be a part …

Building public trust

KU Law graduate uses background in law to serve in community affairs role Liz Rebein is not your traditional prosecutor. Instead of charging defendants, filing motions and appearing in court, Rebein deploys her legal expertise through the promotion …

Small town, high stakes

Anna Wolf serves as small town city prosecutor The third Wednesday of each month is a busy day for Anna Wolf. That’s the only day the Tonganoxie Municipal Court is in session. Wolf is the Tonganoxie city prosecutor. …

Justice after genocide

KU Law grad excels at local, state and international prosecution At least 800,000 people were killed in 100 days during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Deborah Wilkinson, L’82, helped bring some of the perpetrators of that violence to justice. …

The problem solver

In the summer of 2005, a jury found Lawrence carpenter and former Christian school board member Martin Miller guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his wife. He was sentenced to life in prison. Charles Branson should …

KU Law alumnus teaches clinic students about consumer defense

KU Legal Aid Clinic alumnus Bill Walberg, L’15, believes all consumers should have appropriate counsel when defending their rights. He recently returned to Green Hall to teach students the fundamentals of debt collection defense as the clinic considers …

Alumnus creates fund to sustain KU Law faculty excellence

Photo courtesy of McDermott Will & Emery law firm James Riedy practices law in Washington, D.C. But as a Kansas native and 1977 graduate of KU Law, he’s committed to ensuring students from his home state have access …

Recent Graduate Spotlight: Becky Howlett advocates for Navajo Nation

Earning a certificate in tribal law was pivotal in Becky Howlett’s legal education. “Ultimately, my experiences in KU Law’s Tribal Law and Government Center were part of the underlying reason I chose to dedicate my legal career to …