Rural & Solo Program takes students on Salina road trip

A new program designed to ensure that KU Law graduates help fulfill the legal needs of the entire state of Kansas hit the road this month with a visit to Salina.

The Rural & Solo Program conducted its first student visit on April 13. Steven Brown, L’79, of Brown & Vogel Chartered, generously hosted a group of KU Law students interested in practicing in central and western Kansas. Students met with Steven in his Salina office to discuss his career and the professional and personal advantages of practicing in a place like Salina. Students toured the neighborhoods, colleges, and commercial and industrial developments that make Salina a vibrant place to live and work.

Students also attended a cocktail reception and dinner at the Salina Art Center, where they had the opportunity to view the current exhibit and to meet highly respected alumna Connie Achterberg, L’53.

I want to personally thank Steve Brown for hosting and underwriting this visit, a vital part of our effort to make sure we service the needs of the entire state.

Students in attendance were Rachel Lamm, Samantha Small, Nick Puckett, Chaz Rumage, Kenneth Titus, Nathan Eilert and Ross Stewart. Also making the trip were Arturo Thompson, L’06, assistant dean for career services; Quinton Lucas, associate professor of law; and Robert Flynn, L’06, an attorney and student mentor.

The Rural & Solo Program has also hosted a career fair and speakers panels this year at Green Hall.

Arturo Thompson, L’06, is assistant dean for career services at KU Law.