Category: Alumni

Jan Sheldon retires after 44 years at KU

Jan Sheldon, L’77, has advocated for people with disabilities and at-risk youth for more than four decades through research, teaching and service. Sheldon retired in December after a 44-year tenure at the University of Kansas. “It’s been a …

Through Difficulty

The KU Law community responds to a pandemic through work, service and community leadership Mayors who have helped lead their city’s response. A legislative analyst who was deployed to share information about the virus in the early days …

Leading cities through crisis

Alumni mayors apply legal training to public service From the early days of the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Jennifer Ananda knew everyone in Lawrence, Kansas would need to work together. The coordinated response started with …

Happiest Holidays from KU Law

As the fall 2020 semester comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to wish you a happy holiday season. We hope you enjoy the inaugural – and perhaps only – edition of the Kansas Journal …

Access to Justice organizations respond to pandemic

KU Law alumni address increased legal needs of low-income Americans Legal aid organizations across the nation provided legal assistance to low-income individuals and promoted equal access to justice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations continued to provide legal …

Navigating public health policy

Alumni step up to minimize the spread of COVID-19 University of Kansas School of Law alumni are navigating public health policy in their workplaces to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and direct their teams toward …

Alumna advocates for veterans, military and their families

After a yearlong national search, Kelly Circle was selected to serve as the executive director of the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) National Headquarters in Indianapolis. Circle, L’95, began her role in November 2019. The ALA is one of …

Alumna strives for change

Sarah Deer, L’99, aims to end gender-based violence in Native American communities through legislative change, legal scholarship and advocacy Sarah Deer, L’99, has dedicated her career to ending violence against women in Native American communities. For nearly 30 …

KJLPP Spotlight: Professor Jennifer Schmidt, L’94

Celebrating its 30th Year in Publication, the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy reflects on the public policy careers of alumni With great pride, the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy (KJLPP) celebrates our 30th year …

Justice Carol Beier retires from Kansas Supreme Court

After a 20-year judicial career, Kansas Supreme Court Justice Carol A. Beier retired on Sept. 18. Beier, L’85, served on the Kansas Supreme Court for 17 years. Previously, she was a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals …