Tag: public interest law

Student Spotlight: Ellen Bertels serves state of Kansas

Kansan Ellen Bertels finds reward in the opportunity to help those in need in her home state. Bertels is spending her summer as a summer clerk at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Kansas in Wichita. …

Alumnus commits gift to establish public interest law fund

A law school alumnus has pledged to support students pursuing public interest work at the University of Kansas School of Law. The planned estate gift by Donald Giffin, L’53, is a percentage of investments with a maximum value …

Falling into place

Unexpected 6th Semester in D.C. experience perfectly caps student’s law school journey I never meant to spend my last semester of law school living and working in Washington, D.C. — seeing Abe Lincoln whenever I wanted to and …

Serving the American people in America’s capital

James Garfield is my favorite U.S. president. Most people have never heard of our 20th president, and if they have, all they know about is his tragic assassination roughly three months into his presidency. However, prior to his …

Working for a better Kansas

This summer I had the privilege of working as a Justice Fellow for the Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice in Lawrence, Kansas. I received the internship offer through an on-campus interview and immediately accepted it. Kansas …

My Summer Internship: Fighting for access to justice at LAWMO

This summer I was given the incredible opportunity to work for LAWMO (Legal Aid of Western Missouri). LAWMO is a legal services nonprofit that assists low-income individuals in the Kansas City metro area and beyond. One of the …