Category: Student Life

Graduate Profile: Terra Brockman, L’20

Outstanding graduate distinguishes herself through leadership, service Terra Brockman has distinguished herself through leadership and service at the University of Kansas School of Law. Brockman, a third-year law student, will graduate this month. She has led the student …

Graduate Profile: Cara Beck, L’20

Dedicated student is headed to federal clerkship after graduation Cara Beck’s favorite memory of her time in Green Hall is a noisy one. Her 1L small section, taught by Professor Ellen Sward, was competing in the 2017 Barber …

Graduate Profile: Denise Dantzler, L’20

Accomplished student to pursue career in patent law Third-year law student Denise Dantzler is a trailblazer. Dantzler was the first woman of color to serve as the editor-in-chief of the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, which …

Public service in changing times

I didn’t want to write this blog post about coronavirus. I had a whole spiel prepared about career paths and joy and risk and success. But as my friend Jake Schmidt laid out, everything is uncertain right now. …

Skills taught through online learning will allow law students to excel in new legal landscape

In his Mediations, Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, had the following wisdom to share regarding human beings often fraught relationship with our own future: “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, …

Exchange student from University of Aberdeen gains international perspective at KU Law while earning LL.B. degree

Ioanna Tsingi is calling Lawrence, Kansas home this semester as she pursues a LL.B. degree. Tsingi is a third-year law student at the University of Aberdeen School of Law in Aberdeen, Scotland, who is participating in an exchange …

Why I chose the K – J.D. route

I remember hearing the phrase, “K through J.D.” during law school orientation. It took me a couple of minutes before realizing it meant “Kindergarten through J.D.” and applied to my path to law school. I never took time …

Practice makes perfect

I elected to start my law school career in the Summer Start program, where I completed 8 hours of coursework by taking Contracts and Criminal Law during the summer. Like many beginner law students, I did not know …

Tips for successful remote learning and stress management

The past week has brought an abrupt shift to online instruction at law schools across the country. To help students at the University of Kansas School of Law navigate the transition to remote learning and manage stress in …

Summer start or summer camp?

Daily, things in the world and at the University of Kansas School of Law are changing. With frequently updating and changing news and innovative ways of learning being cultivated by our professors in this time of uncertainty, there …