The ‘best bet to succeed:’ 2L and Navy Reservist supports KU’s student veterans

Army Specialist Spencer Duncan was serving in Afghanistan when his helicopter was shot down in 2011, killing him and 37 other U.S. troops and support personnel. Last month, 2L Derek Kandt, president of KU’s Student Veterans of America, helped honor Specialist Duncan’s memory by accepting a gift from the Spencer C. Duncan Make it Count Foundation. Duncan’s parents, former School …

Saying ‘I do’ to marriage, homeownership and law school

We’ve all heard of the Rule of Threes. Things are supposed to be funnier when they happen in threes. Bad things happen in threes. And for me, this year has proven that the adage is true for big life events, too: I got married in May, bought a house in Lawrence two weeks before that (I wouldn’t recommend that timing to …

Cowboy hats & friendly adversaries

Student gets a taste of life and law in southwest Kansas Call me Buck. Several days ago – never mind how many exactly – having little or no belt buckles in my dresser and nothing specific to interest me in Lawrence, I thought I would see the western part of Kansas. I have always wanted to see the rolling prairie, …

Zainab Radhi, SJD’15

Professor Raj Bhala and Zainab Radhi, SJD’15, recall their first encounter with wonder and amusement. Radhi was interested in pursuing her Doctor of Juridical Science, and she wanted an expert in international and Islamic law to advise her research — one familiar with the Islamic economic system and passionate about helping people in developing countries through international trade, just like …