Recent Graduate Spotlight: Diana Jarek provides access to justice for D.C. tenants

Diana Jarek has always known her “why” but has struggled to find her “how.” After earning her undergraduate degrees in political science and government, and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Arkansas in 2013, Jarek entered the campaign world, organizing for a U.S. Senate race. She then switched paths and attended graduate school at Georgetown University to study conflict …

Heather Spielmaker to lead Career Services Office at KU Law

Heather Spielmaker recently joined the University of Kansas School of Law as the assistant dean for career services. Working closely with her new colleagues Stacey Blakeman and Amanda Chesbrough, she looks forward to bringing students the highest level of career support from their first day of law school and throughout their careers. It took 14 years, but Spielmaker graduated with …

Alumna joins KU Law as director of career services

A 2009 KU Law graduate and former immigration attorney has joined KU Law’s Career Services Office as director of career services. Stacey L. Blakeman started her new role in mid-August. As director, Blakeman will work with students on all aspects of career development, including recruitment programs and employment tracking. Previously, Blakeman was an immigration attorney at Treviño Law Office LC …

Arturo Thompson wins service excellence award

In reporting law school employment outcomes, clarity is critical. Assistant Dean for Career Services Arturo Thompson, L’06, recently received a professional service award for his work on a national advisory board that helps give that clarity. The National Association for Law Placement, or NALP, honored Thompson with its Service Excellence Award for his commitment to the NALP/ABA Employment Outcomes Reporting …

Serving the American people in America’s capital

James Garfield is my favorite U.S. president. Most people have never heard of our 20th president, and if they have, all they know about is his tragic assassination roughly three months into his presidency. However, prior to his short time in office, Garfield was a congressional representative for many years, multi-tasking as an attorney, often representing clients pro bono before …