Higher ed law offers ‘a little bit of everything’

Marissa Hotujac, L’20, reflects on her two-year fellowship with KU General Counsel As an attorney for a university, you get to work on a little bit of everything, says Marissa Hotujac, L’20. That includes “litigation, contracts, athletics, labor and employment, policies, First Amendment issues, student and Greek life matters, and so much more,” Hotujac said. “There’s always something new to …

Recent graduate wins business law essay contest

A 2020 KU Law graduate’s article was recently featured in the spring 2021 edition of The Business Lawyer, the flagship journal of the ABA Business Law Section. Tara Mollhagen Shepherd’s piece won her first place in the 2020 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest. A highly regarded legal writing competition sponsored by the ABA Business Law Section, the Mendes Hershman Student …

Taking the lead: Meet KU Law’s student publication editors

Third-year law students Denise Dantzler and Joy Merklen are embracing their roles as editor-in-chief for each of the law school’s two student-edited publications. Merklen leads the Kansas Law Review, and Dantzler heads up the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy. Dantzler and Merklen learned about their selections this spring, and have been at work setting goals, reviewing write-on submissions …