Category: Alumni

Judge retires after 27 years on the bench

Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Steve Leben, L’82, retired his judicial robes and gavel on June 26. Leben’s judicial career spanned 27 years. Most recently, he served as a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals for the …

KU Law alumna dedicates career to public service, advocacy

Since graduating from KU Law in 2014, Emily Warr has dedicated her legal career to public service and advocacy. Warr has provided legal representation for low-income clients as a public defender, worked as a contract attorney on a …

Hovey Williams establishes new student IP award

A new award fund at the University of Kansas School of Law aims to encourage first- and second-year students to pursue careers in intellectual property law. The Hovey Williams Award for Inclusion and Diversity in Intellectual Property is …

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 …

Protecting human health, the environment

Ava Azad ensures environmental compliance, protection through role at EPA Ava Azad’s interest in the environmental field sparked while she was in high school. After earning an undergraduate degree in environmental studies from KU, she decided to continue …

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 …

Drones and security

Dr. Vivek Sehrawat researches drones from an international point of view As he was getting ready to apply to Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) programs, Dr. Vivek Sehrawat was looking for an angle. He had been reading about …

Comparing laws

Dr. Lijuan Xing, SJD’12 Dr. Lijuan Xing explores intersections of laws When Chinese scholar Dr. Lijuan Xing decided to bolster her legal education with an American doctorate degree, she set her heart on KU Law. It is one …

Six law students land circuit court clerkships in recent years

KU Law’s curriculum equips law students with the legal knowledge and practice-ready skills needed to succeed.   In the past five years, six KU Law students have been selected to clerk at a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. …

Navigating energy

Luis Gomar counsels clients on international energy International energy attorney Luis Gomar, L’05, is passionate about international work with Latin America because that’s where he is from originally. Gomar was born and raised in Mexico City. “When Mexico …