Tag: graduation

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 …

Graduate Profile: Howard Mahan, L’21

Banner carrier is headed to Kansas Supreme Court clerkship after graduation Third-year law student Howard Mahan is at the top of his class at the University of Kansas School of Law this year. He was ranked first in …

Graduate Profile: Aidan Graybill, L’21

Exemplary student to pursue career in tribal law Aidan Graybill, L’21, decided to become a lawyer to pursue her dream of advocating for Indian tribes. Three years later, Graybill is turning her dream into reality. Graybill’s legal ambitions …

Graduate Profile: Cara Beck, L’20

Dedicated student is headed to federal clerkship after graduation Cara Beck’s favorite memory of her time in Green Hall is a noisy one. Her 1L small section, taught by Professor Ellen Sward, was competing in the 2017 Barber …

Graduate Profile: Denise Dantzler, L’20

Accomplished student to pursue career in patent law Third-year law student Denise Dantzler is a trailblazer. Dantzler was the first woman of color to serve as the editor-in-chief of the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, which …

KU Law banner carrier graduates with a J.D. and a Ph.D.

Michael Hayes graduated from the University of Kansas with not one, but two, doctoral degrees this past weekend. He earned a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Kansas School of Law and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) …