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Graduate Profile: Tara Mollhagen Shepherd, L’20

Tara A. Mollhagen Shepherd, L’20 Exemplary student to pursue career in business and tax law Tara A. Mollhagen Shepherd, L’20, plans to use what she learned in the classroom at the University of Kansas School of Law to …

Graduate Profile: Sasha Raab, L’20

Nontraditional student balances law school, being a mom When Sasha Raab sat for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), her daughter Edith was six weeks old. Now, Raab is wrapping up her law school career in the top …

Former Naval aviator applies lessons learned in flight school to succeed in law school

Naval aviators consider themselves professionals. We did so (and Naval aviators continue to do so) because the profession required us to pass our craft onto future Naval aviators. Passing on our craft included an expectation that future Naval aviators …

Ellen Sward to retire after 36 years at KU Law

After 36 years at the University of Kansas School of Law, professor Ellen Sward is retiring after the spring semester. “I like it here. I like the students, my colleagues on the faculty, the University and Lawrence. I …

Practice makes perfect

I elected to start my law school career in the Summer Start program, where I completed 8 hours of coursework by taking Contracts and Criminal Law during the summer. Like many beginner law students, I did not know …

Annual Barrister’s Ball event is a beloved law school tradition

I’ve been wrong many times in my life and in law school (emphasis added). My favorite misconception has been what I thought law school would be about. Before attending law school, I had a very skewed idea of what law school would entail.   I …

New fund supports students when they need a hand

An unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event can have lasting effects on a student’s education. In an effort to make sure such a situation doesn’t prevent a student from continuing on to graduation, the University of Kansas School …

Expect the unexpected

Being the first in my family to attend law school, I did not know what to expect and began law school feeling guarded. I prepared myself to face a fiercely competitive and harsh environment full of people waiting …

2L Sydney Buckley gains practical experience at internship with federal judge

Now over halfway through my 2L year, I can confirm that the common mantra — “1L year they scare you death; 2L year they work you to death; 3L year they bore you to death” — certainly captures …

Heather Spielmaker to lead Career Services Office at KU Law

Heather Spielmaker recently joined the University of Kansas School of Law as the assistant dean for career services. Working closely with her new colleagues Stacey Blakeman and Amanda Chesbrough, she looks forward to bringing students the highest level …