Category: Alumni

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 …

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 …