Category: Giving

Alumni law clerk honors memory of former dean, federal judge

Former KU Law Dean James Logan in 1968. Brad Manson reflects on experience in Judge Logan’s chambers Jim Logan was confirmed by the United States Senate in mid-December 1977, and a few days later he interviewed to hire …

Alumnus creates fund to sustain KU Law faculty excellence

Photo courtesy of McDermott Will & Emery law firm James Riedy practices law in Washington, D.C. But as a Kansas native and 1977 graduate of KU Law, he’s committed to ensuring students from his home state have access …

Alumna joins KU Law development team

A 2013 KU Law graduate and former trial attorney has joined the law school’s fundraising team at KU Endowment. Lauren Luhrs started in late May as the school’s new director of development. She works with Malcolm Jackson, associate …

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, …

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 …

Couple says ‘thank you’ with gift for future law students

Roger Viola’s KU Law degree has opened many doors in his life, both professionally and personally. He and his wife recently responded by creating a scholarship. Consider it a note of sincere thanks. “I have had the opportunity …

Oil and gas lawyer energizes KU Law with $125K gift

A KU Law graduate who has built a successful career in the international energy sector is supporting the school where he got his start. John P. Bowman, L’80, a partner at King & Spalding LLP in Houston, recently …