Executive director of Kansas Legal Services retires after 43 years

Marilyn Harp, L’79, has spent her career serving those in need Kansas Legal Services Executive Director Marilyn Harp, L’79, retired in December 2022. She served as executive director since 2005 but has been a member of the Kansas Legal Services team since the beginning of her career in 1979. KU Law graduate Matthew Keenan, L’84 took the help as KLS …

Law professor leads discussions hosted by Council on Foreign Relations

A University of Kansas law professor has led discussions on international trade recently for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The discussions, open to CFR members, covered issues including the new U.S. administration’s trade agenda, the future of trade after Brexit, and Islamic law. Raj Bhala, the Brenneisen Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, teaches international …

Professor’s service work engages locally, globally

Virginia Harper Ho’s service work has local, state, national and international reach. Harper Ho is the associate dean for international and comparative law, Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor and director of the Polsinelli Transactional Law Center at the University of Kansas School of Law. She has also served as a research fellow for the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) …

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 wonderful career,” Sheldon said. “I couldn’t have asked for anything better than being able to teach. I’ve had so many incredible students …

Melanie DeRousse takes on leadership role at Best Practices for Legal Education blog

Melanie DeRousse recently became editor of the Best Practices for Legal Education blog. DeRousse has been a blog author and commentator for several years. She is also a clinical associate professor and the director of the Legal Aid Clinic at KU Law. Since 2007, the Best Practices for Legal Education blog has discussed, documented and recorded reforms in legal education. …