Graduate Profile: Heddy Pierce-Armstrong, L’22

Student turns childhood memories into promising career in labor law Heddy Pierce-Armstrong is graduating from the University of Kansas School of Law this spring and looks forward to discovering what the future will hold. Pierce-Armstrong’s inspiration to attend law school came in the form of a hard-working, take-no-lip mother of two – her own mother. She recalls some of her …

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 …

Recent Graduate Spotlight: Diana Jarek provides access to justice for D.C. tenants

Diana Jarek has always known her “why” but has struggled to find her “how.” After earning her undergraduate degrees in political science and government, and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Arkansas in 2013, Jarek entered the campaign world, organizing for a U.S. Senate race. She then switched paths and attended graduate school at Georgetown University to study conflict …

Graduate Profile: Zachary Kelsay, L’21

Moot court, mock trial shaped student’s KU Law experience Zachary Kelsay, L’21, has been practicing advocacy skills in mock trial competitions since his undergraduate days. When moot court and mock trial contests moved online this year, Kelsay took on the new challenge. “It was fun to learn a new way to litigate because none of the books on litigation provided …

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, …