Category: Alumni

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 …

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 …

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 …

Recent Graduate Spotlight: Sowensky Lumene combines law, engineering interests at Microsoft

Sowensky Lumene, L’21, set great expectations for himself as a teenager, envisioning a career in engineering or practicing law. “I always wanted to go to law school ever since I was a teenager,” Sowensky Lumene said. “It was …

Recent Graduate Spotlight: Diana Jarek provides access to justice for D.C. tenants

Diana Jarek has always known her “why” but has struggled to find her “how.” After earning her undergraduate degrees in political science and government, and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Arkansas in 2013, Jarek entered the …

Recent graduate wins business law essay contest

A 2020 KU Law graduate’s article was recently featured in the spring 2021 edition of The Business Lawyer, the flagship journal of the ABA Business Law Section. Tara Mollhagen Shepherd’s piece won her first place in the 2020 …

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 …