Graduate Profile: Dahnika Short, L’22

Background in health care inspired student to attend law school A passion for health care ultimately inspired non-traditional law student Dahnika Short to attend the University of Kansas School of Law. After graduation, she will continue her journey through a clerkship with Hon. Toby Crouse, L’00, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Short’s road to KU Law …

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. “You also have a lot of interaction with professors at other law schools, so you want to be professional and leave a …

Graduate Profile: TJ Blake, L’20

TJ Blake, L’20 Student succeeds with engagement outside the classroom TJ Blake took a tireless approach to law school. From spending late nights preparing for moot court competitions to serving as managing editor for the Kansas Law Review, Blake found success in engaging in activities outside the classroom. “Law school is exhausting – but it’s also incredibly rewarding,” said Blake, …

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 Emerson Bluebook Relays, an annual tradition that tests first-year students’ citation prowess. “I’ll never forget Professor Sward standing by and plugging her …

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 …