Category: Alumni

For the children

Katie Gilman being sworn in as a CASA volunteer during her 1L year at KU Law. Future prosecutor goes above and beyond for young clients Katie Gilman has a passion for helping children. Although she wasn’t sure where …

High court ambitions

Benjamin Stringer, left, at Legal Career Options Day in 2015. Accomplished student advocate eyes SCOTUS appearance Benjamin Stringer’s ultimate dream is to one day argue before the U.S. Supreme Court. If his advocacy record at KU Law is …

From soda to Sunday school

Business-savvy law student learns best on the job Every major brand has a tagline. Coca-Cola urges consumers to “Taste the Feeling.” Kraft Foods Group encourages shoppers to “Make Today Delicious.” KU Law student Waynell Henson asks: “Are YOU …

Burning desire

Former firefighter earns law degree to help ensure justice In his previous career as a firefighter and medic, Joe Uhlman witnessed the lasting damage that some people inflicted on others. He picked up the pieces the best he …

Cosmic pull

Sam LaRoque counts meeting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas among his most memorable KU Law experiences. Astrophysicist’s rendezvous with law school written in the stars Some might say the stars aligned to bring Sam LaRoque to KU …

Found in translation

Bulgarian immigrant learns language of law at KU Maya Tsvetkova got by with a little help from “Friends.” When the 2018 KU Law graduate immigrated to the United States from her native Bulgaria as a teenager, she spoke …

Alumni, staff reflect on 50 years of Legal Aid Clinic

Since 1967, more than 1,300 students have cut their teeth in KU Law’s Legal Aid Clinic under the supervision of seasoned attorneys and faculty, working to secure “justice for and to protect the rights of the needy.” The …

Always supporting students, retired professor creates scholarship

Professor Bill Westerbeke has a straightforward reason for giving to KU Law: “The school and its students have been good to me,” he said. “I should pay it back.” He followed that philosophy while teaching in Green Hall, …

Navy captain’s international missions strengthen appreciation for American way of life

The Navy was not on Capt. Anne Fischer’s radar until her third year of law school, when she noticed a sign-up sheet in Green Hall announcing a visit from a JAG recruiter. “This was before the movie A …

Alumni donor inspired by intersection of law, economics

Paul Yde considers pursuing a graduate degree in economics while studying at KU Law one of the best professional decisions he ever made. “For my entire career, I have practiced antitrust law, which is very explicitly focused on …