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2L Sydney Buckley gains practical experience at internship with federal judge

Now over halfway through my 2L year, I can confirm that the common mantra — “1L year they scare you death; 2L year they work you to death; 3L year they bore you to death” — certainly captures …

Heather Spielmaker to lead Career Services Office at KU Law

Heather Spielmaker recently joined the University of Kansas School of Law as the assistant dean for career services. Working closely with her new colleagues Stacey Blakeman and Amanda Chesbrough, she looks forward to bringing students the highest level …

40 years of Rice Scholars

The first class of Rice Scholars started classes at KU Law in fall 1979. This fall, the school welcomed the 200th Rice Scholar to Green Hall. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Rice Scholarship provides full tuition …

Hazel Anderson: Librarian extraordinaire

If you’ve been on the main floor of the library and stopped to peruse the Kansas City Star or the Lawrence Journal-World, you may have wondered about the clock that hangs above the couch and the picture of …

Mediation Clinic teaches law students how to ask the right questions

The first three semesters of my law school career often focused on answering questions: making sure I considered as many arguments in favor of my position as possible, considering the counterarguments, and then articulating why my arguments were …

New Assistant Dean creates wellness programming at law school

Leah Terranova recently began a new role as assistant dean for academic and student affairs at the University of Kansas School of Law. Terranova has been with KU Law since 2012 as the law school’s director of career …

Ensuring justice through the Project for Innocence

I firmly believe that every single law student at KU should participate in a clinic before they leave. My year as an intern in the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies improved my legal writing, …

Student Spotlight: Liz Thompson pursues justice for clients that ‘feel like they are voiceless’

Liz Thompson is passionate about public defense. Thompson, a third-year law student from Salina, spent her summer in New Orleans as a law clerk at Orleans Public Defenders (OPD). OPD is an organization that provides legal assistance and …

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 …