KU Law graduates kickstart careers with clerkships

KU Law students have taken advantage of law school resources to find clerkships in federal or state courts In recent years, KU Law students have landed clerkships all around the country. In the Class of 2021 alone, 15 of the 98 students secured a state, federal or tribal clerkship post-graduation. A clerkship is a prestigious and challenging post-graduate opportunity for …

Alumni gift creates labor law fund in honor of Professor Raymond Goetz

From the late Professor Raymond Goetz, William Bevan III learned that objectivity and understanding are essential to being a good labor lawyer. “If you’re going to be really successful at it, you have to understand what’s motivating the people on the other side of the bargaining table or the other side of a labor dispute,” Bevan said. Bevan, L’70, recently …

Higher ed law offers ‘a little bit of everything’

Marissa Hotujac, L’20, reflects on her two-year fellowship with KU General Counsel As an attorney for a university, you get to work on a little bit of everything, says Marissa Hotujac, L’20. That includes “litigation, contracts, athletics, labor and employment, policies, First Amendment issues, student and Greek life matters, and so much more,” Hotujac said. “There’s always something new to …

Recent Graduate Spotlight – Nate Crosser

Making connections, seizing opportunities and staying true to his values Recent KU Law graduate Nate Crosser, L’19, has a passion for supporting the underdog—whether that be a fresh entrepreneur or a farmed animal. As principal on the investment team at Swiss venture capital firm Blue Horizon, Nate found a way to pursue his callings simultaneously. “After law school, I was …

Recent Graduate Spotlight – Emma Easom

Reading, thinking, and taking time to appreciate the weight of judicial decision Recent KU Law graduate Emma Easom recognizes the impact those working for the judiciary possess and does not take the responsibility lightly. Easom, L’21, is clerking for Chief Justice Michael E. Vigil of the New Mexico Supreme Court. As a clerk, Easom spends a great deal of her …

Recent Graduate Spotlight: Claudia Chavarria gives hope to young immigrants

Immigration has been a pressing issue dating back to childhood for recent graduate Claudia Chavarria, L’21. Becoming an advocate for her community, Chavarria is a staff attorney with the Released Children Unit at the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). Chavarria primarily works on special immigrant juvenile status visas, adjustment of status cases and asylum cases. …