John J. Francis Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"When Things Go Wrong in the Clinic: How to Prevent and Respond to Serious Student Misconduct," 41 University of Baltimore Law Review 441 (2012) (co-authored with Robert L. Jones, Jr., and Gerard F. Glynn). [801 KB PDF]

"Reassessing Concurrent Tribal-State-Federal Criminal Jurisdiction in Kansas," 59 The Kansas Law Review 949 (co-author with Stacy L. Leeds, Aliza Organick & Jelani Jefferson Exum) (2011). [189 KB PDF]

"Peremptory Challenges, Grutter and Critical Mass: A Means of Reclaiming the Promise of Batson," 29 Vermont Law Review 297 (2005).

"Failure to Advise Non-Citizens of Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Should This Be Grounds to Withdraw a Guilty Plea," 36 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 691 (2003).

Books and Monographs

State v. Tyler: A Simulated Case File and Related Assignments Designed to Teach Pretrial Advocacy Skills. Prosecutor's File. National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2008.

State v. Tyler: A Simulated Case File and Related Assignments Designed to Teach Pretrial Advocacy Skills. Defense Counsel's File. National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2008.

State v. Tyler: A Simulated Case File and Related Assignments Designed to Teach Pretrial Advocacy Skills. Teacher's Manual. National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2008.

Media Interviews

"For wrongly convicted man, healing begins," Lawrence Journal-World (April 27, 2012) (Professor Francis comments on the statute of limitations in a 1985 rape case involving recent identification of a suspect via DNA).

Presentations

"Transforming Our Teaching By Engaging with the Global Community," 37th Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, The Association of American Law Schools, Chicago, Illinois, April 28, 2014.

"Teaching Law Abroad: Bringing Home Interactive, Student-Centered Learning," Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, Hybrid Law Teaching, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 8, 2013 (with Tonya Kowalski).

"Beyond Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields: Law, Education, and Life in Cambodia," Washburn University Brown Bag International Lecture, Topeka, Kansas, February 8, 2012.

"From Muriithi to Padilla: A Lawyer’s Ethical Duty to Determine the Immigration Status of Clients in Criminal Cases," Continuing Legal Education Program, Washburn Law Clinic 40th Anniversary Celebration, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October 23, 2010.

Panelist, "Why Specialty Clinics? – What do Specialty Clinics Add to Legal Education, Clinical Education and the Global Community? Autonomous or Integrated - Is There a Best Practice?," Fourth Annual Indian Law Clinics & Externship Programs Symposium, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 21, 2010 (with Meetali Jain, Practitioner-in-Residence, American University, Washington College of Law).

"Substantive Criminal Law in Tribal Court" and "Tribal Court Practice," multi-session panels at Introduction to Tribal Court Practice, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Mayetta, Kansas, October 3, 2008 (with Tonya Kowalski and Aliza Organick).

Panelist, "The Worst-Case Scenario: Malpractice and Serious Ethical Breaches by Students," 2008 Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Tucson, Arizona, May 5, 2008. (Also served as Planning Committee Member for the Conference.)

"Charting the Rocks and Shoals of Immigration Consequences When Representing Non-Citizen Clients in Criminal Cases," Third Judicial District of Kansas Criminal Defense Bar Meeting/CLE, Topeka, Kansas, November 15, 2005.

"A Step-by-Step Guide to Batson: Making Miller-El and Johnson Work," The Third Annual Building the Mitigation Case: Advocating for Life, Topeka, Kansas, November 11, 2005 (Co-presented with Christina Swarns).

"Avoiding Immigration Consequences When Representing Non-Citizen Clients in Criminal Cases," Washburn Law Clinic 35th Anniversary CLE, Topeka, Kansas, September 10, 2005.

"Lawyering Skills in the Digital Age," AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education, San Diego, California, May 4, 2004 (Co-presented with Professor Conrad Johnson, Columbia University School of Law).

"Whose Client is it Anyway?" AALS Workshop on Clinical Legal Education, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 2003 (Co-presented with Professor Douglas Colbert, University of Maryland School of Law and Professor Carol Turowski, Case Western Reserve School of Law).

"DNA Exonerations and the Death Penalty," Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty, Topeka, Kansas, November 2000.

"A Comparative Look at Criminal Practice in New York and Kansas," Third Judicial Criminal Defense Bar CLE, Topeka, Kansas, June 2000.

Professional Service

Member, Executive Committee, Association of American Law Schools Section on Clinical Legal Education, 2013-.

Volunteer Teaching, Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Fall Semester 2011 (five weeks while on sabbatical teaching lawyering and advocacy skills to an English speaking section of Cambodian law students).