Category: Student Life

Graduate Profile: Blake Saffels, L’21

Following his first year of law school, Blake Saffels took a field placement with the Missouri State Public Defender’s office in Kansas City, Missouri. The experience put him on a path that will continue after his graduation from …

Graduate Profile: Delaney Hiegert, L’21

‘Looking forward to seeing what type of good I can get up to with a J.D.’ For Delaney Hiegert, L’21, the most impactful experience during their three years at KU Law was all about helping others. In fall …

Graduate Profile: Samantha Natera, L’21

Student dedicated to immigration, employment cases Third-year law student Samantha Natera dedicated her summers during law school to working on immigration and employment cases. Following her 1L year, Natera completed two internships focused on immigration law. She spent …

Graduate Profile: Leah Lewsader, L’21

Former educator pursuing a career in immigration law Leah Lewsader started her career as an educator. After earning her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Loyola University Chicago, Lewsader spent six years teaching elementary school in Santiago, Chile, …

Graduate Profile: Marisol Garcia, L’21

Student aspires to make a difference in hometown After graduation, Marisol Garcia plans to utilize her legal education in her hometown of Wichita. Garcia plans to start work at Martin Pringle Law Firm LLP as an associate attorney …

Graduate Profile: Zachary Kelsay, L’21

Moot court, mock trial shaped student’s KU Law experience Zachary Kelsay, L’21, has been practicing advocacy skills in mock trial competitions since his undergraduate days. When moot court and mock trial contests moved online this year, Kelsay took …

Graduate Profile: Howard Mahan, L’21

Banner carrier is headed to Kansas Supreme Court clerkship after graduation Third-year law student Howard Mahan is at the top of his class at the University of Kansas School of Law this year. He was ranked first in …

Staying the course

Life has a lot of moving parts. Sometimes those parts move incredibly fast. Other times moving parts are relatively slow. Every so often, they move in totally unexpected directions. It can be hard work to even keep up …

Graduate Profile: Aidan Graybill, L’21

Exemplary student to pursue career in tribal law Aidan Graybill, L’21, decided to become a lawyer to pursue her dream of advocating for Indian tribes. Three years later, Graybill is turning her dream into reality. Graybill’s legal ambitions …

My journey to KU Law

When you attend 1L Orientation, the first question almost everyone you meet will ask is “Why did you choose to attend KU Law?” To be honest, when I was first asked this question, I did not have a …