Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

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Director of International Legal Programs

Photograph: Tonya Kowalski.Professor Tonya Kowalski is the law school's Director of International Legal Programs. The Director of International Legal Programs develops and maintains study abroad and overseas exchange programs for law students. The Director also provides academic counseling and administrative support to students interested in studying abroad through Washburn Law or other law schools, and serves as faculty coordinator for the Summer Law Program in Barbados.

Professor Kowalski has wide international teaching and travel experience in countries such as India, Barbados, Georgia (Caucasus), Poland, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere in Eastern and Western Europe. She has also been a study abroad student herself; she spent a full summer and academic year at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.

Students are invited to contact the Director on all range of international legal education matters, including choosing a program, academic concerns, the application process, and more.

Professor Tonya Kowalski
Director of International Legal Programs; and
Co-Director, Comparative and International Law Center
Washburn University School of Law
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, KS 66621
785-670-1668
tonya.kowalski@washburn.edu

Student Coordinator

Photograph: Keegan McElroy.

The Barbados Program Student Coordinator for the 2018 program is Keegan McElroy (keegan.mcelroy@washburn.edu). Keegan attended the Summer Law Program in Barbados in 2017 and is happy to answer your questions and provide inspiration for your travel.

Photograph: Brandon Bieker.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in Barbados inside and outside the classroom. The Barbados program allowed me to continue my education while taking a vacation at the same time. Furthermore, the teachings and cultural experience will only help me as I move on in my legal career." - Brandon Bieker, '13