Tag: legal aid

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: 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, …

Evidence professor retires after more than 30 years on law faculty

From the beginning of his teaching career, Dennis Prater was committed to helping nervous law students transform into formidable advocates. That commitment didn’t waiver during his 34 years on the KU Law faculty. Prater retired in December. A …

‘An 8-to-5 gig with a whole lot of overtime’

Nontraditional student balances law school, parenthood Kriston Guillot interns at the Douglas County Legal Aid Society and Legal Services for Students, is president of the 3L class, serves as a Traffic Court justice and KU Law Student Ambassador, is …

Speaking and listening: Bill Walberg & Kasper Schirer, L’15

Before he enrolled in the Legal Aid Clinic, Bill Walberg described his communication skills as “lacking.” “I had a terrible fear of public speaking,” he said. “My first oral argument I panicked and could barely get my argument …

My Summer Internship: Fighting for access to justice at LAWMO

This summer I was given the incredible opportunity to work for LAWMO (Legal Aid of Western Missouri). LAWMO is a legal services nonprofit that assists low-income individuals in the Kansas City metro area and beyond. One of the …