Graduate Profile: Leah Hodges, L’22

Student advocates for those with limited resources Leah Hodges chose to attend law school because of her passion for people and providing support for those with limited resources. After graduating this month, she will begin her role as a Missouri Justice Fellow with the Missouri Public Defender’s Office in St. Joseph. The two-year criminal defense fellowship places participants in underserved …

Graduate Profile: Heddy Pierce-Armstrong, L’22

Student turns childhood memories into promising career in labor law Heddy Pierce-Armstrong is graduating from the University of Kansas School of Law this spring and looks forward to discovering what the future will hold. Pierce-Armstrong’s inspiration to attend law school came in the form of a hard-working, take-no-lip mother of two – her own mother. She recalls some of her …

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 people of Kansas. “I am excited about contributing back to the public and using the skills I gained at KU Law 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 introduced me to the complex, fascinating, and ever-changing world of privacy law, and it has become a passion of mine,” Downey said. …