Category: Faculty

From Green Hall to City Hall

Mayor Quinton Lucas balances roles as law lecturer and Kansas City leader during pandemic This spring, students at the University of Kansas School of Law had the unique opportunity to learn Local Government Law from the current mayor …

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 …

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 …

Law professor, alumni teach Legal Ethics CLE to more than 1,500 attorneys in six months

Michael H. Hoeflich has taught Legal Ethics Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs to more than 1,500 attorneys in the past six months. Hoeflich is the John H. & John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University …

Raj Bhala selected for Department of State speaker program

Law professor also honored in ’50 Kansans You Should Know’ A University of Kansas law professor will offer expertise on a variety of trade issues through the U.S. Speaker Program. Raj Bhala, the Brenneisen Distinguished Professor at the …

Ellen Sward to retire after 36 years at KU Law

After 36 years at the University of Kansas School of Law, professor Ellen Sward is retiring after the spring semester. “I like it here. I like the students, my colleagues on the faculty, the University and Lawrence. I …

Wheat Law Library is a space for restorative practice

Photo by Ashley Golledge As times and needs change within the law community, so changes the library. Where we were once only a gathering place for students to focus on their academic well-being, we have also become a …

Advising Taiwan

Professor Raj Bhala provides WTO guidance Raj Bhala’s work in the area of international and comparative law has taken him to both sides of disputed international borders. He’s conducted scholarship in Taiwan and mainland China, Israel and Arab …

United Nations mediation // Shawn Watts trains diplomats in mediation, peace dialogue

For the past three years, Clinical Associate Professor Shawn Watts has led interactive workshops that train diplomats in mediation and peace dialogue at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Watts is a recognized expert in …

Centered on sustainability

KU Law faculty research addresses environmental concerns Sustainability is a global issue. As sustainability concerns and environmental threats occupy an ever-growing role in international affairs, KU Law faculty have placed an emphasis on scholarship, policy work and course …