Category: Alumni

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 …

From small town to international trade

Devin S. Sikes excels at representing clients in complex international trade cases Devin S. Sikes, L’08, is one of the few people in the world who has clerked on both the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) and …

Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to retire after 17 years on the Kansas Supreme Court

Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, L’82, has dedicated his career to providing justice for Kansans. After serving on the Kansas Supreme Court for 17 years, he is retiring on Dec. 17. Nuss was sworn in as …

Alumna joins KU Law’s Office of Admissions

A 2015 KU Law graduate and former criminal prosecutor has joined KU Law’s Office of Admissions as the director of recruiting. Bryanna Hanschu started her new role in August and hit the road right away to meet future …

Personal, professional rewards through pro bono service

Everyone benefits from pro bono service. The intention is to help those in need, those without the means to help themselves. But those groups and individuals are not the only ones who benefit – you do too. Pro …

Alumna joins KU Law as director of career services

A 2009 KU Law graduate and former immigration attorney has joined KU Law’s Career Services Office as director of career services. Stacey L. Blakeman started her new role in mid-August. As director, Blakeman will work with students on …

I want you for public service

Recent graduate encourages law students to consider a legal career in public service We go to law school, and, when we think about jobs, we think about law firms. Most of the OCIs are law firms. The 1L mixers are …

Alumnus commits gift to establish public interest law fund

A law school alumnus has pledged to support students pursuing public interest work at the University of Kansas School of Law. The planned estate gift by Donald Giffin, L’53, is a percentage of investments with a maximum value …