Tag: graduation

Graduate Profile: Trey Duran L’22

Student champion for diversity and inclusion to become victims’ advocate Trey Duran will graduate from the University of Kansas School of Law this month, and they look forward to using their legal knowledge to give back to the …

Graduate Profile: Ashlyn Shultz, L’22

Mentoring first-year students was a standout experience for KU Law banner carrier The first year of law school is full of challenges. For Ashlyn Shultz, learning how to overcome those challenges – and passing that knowledge on to …

Graduate Profile: Cortez Downey, L’22

Student leader pursuing a passion for privacy law During his second year at KU Law, Cortez Downey took a course in Privacy Law. The class, taught by Professor Najarian Peters, set Downey on a career path. “Professor Peters …

Graduate Profile: Parker Bednasek, L’22

Law Review editor-in-chief was ‘raised to be a Jayhawk’ Law school has kept Parker Bednasek busy. As editor-in-chief of the Kansas Law Review, Bednasek was responsible for representing the University of Kansas School of Law in legal academia. …

Graduate Profile: Olivia Black, L’22

Student leader reflects on 6th Semester Program, hands-on experiences at KU Law For her final semester of law school, Olivia Black joined nine classmates in Washington, D.C. for the 6th Semester in D.C. Program. Developing friendships with her …

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: 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 …