Hands-On Learning Q&A: Peyton Weatherbie, Elder Law Field Placement

Working with Kansas Legal Services offers experience in a broad range of legal issues From her first day as an elder law extern with Kansas Legal Services, third-year law student Peyton Weatherbie had the chance to interact with applicants and build her legal skill set. Weatherbie participated in the externship as part of the Elder Law Field Placement Program at …

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 …

Access to Justice organizations respond to pandemic

KU Law alumni address increased legal needs of low-income Americans Legal aid organizations across the nation provided legal assistance to low-income individuals and promoted equal access to justice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations continued to provide legal aid services after stay-at-home orders went into effect, courts were closed to non-emergency proceedings and laws were adapted to address the pandemic. …

Elder Law Field Placement Program is a ‘particularly rewarding’ experience

At the beginning of my 2L year, I began to look at what type of law I would be interested in practicing after graduation. I liked the idea of doing estate planning and the accompanying work that goes along with that planning. I took Professor Reaves’ Elder Law class in the fall. That course provided a good overview of  the programs and …