Tag: faculty

Wheat Law Library is a space for restorative practice

Photo by Ashley Golledge As times and needs change within the law community, so changes the library. Where we were once only a gathering place for students to focus on their academic well-being, we have also become a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Elizabeth Kronk Warner announced as dean of University of Utah law school

Elizabeth Kronk Warner, KU Law’s associate dean for academic affairs and a law professor, will be the next dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Warner starts her new role on July …

Evidence professor retires after more than 30 years on law faculty

From the beginning of his teaching career, Dennis Prater was committed to helping nervous law students transform into formidable advocates. That commitment didn’t waiver during his 34 years on the KU Law faculty. Prater retired in December. A …