Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2015-June 2016

Rory Bahadur

Other Publications

Review, "Challenging Carnegie" (Kristin Holmquist, 61 Journal of Legal Education 353 (2012)) Article of the Month (September 2015), Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.

Andrea J. Boyack

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Bankruptcy Weapons to Terminate a Zombie Mortgage," 54 Washburn Law Journal 451 (2015) (co-authored with Judge Robert Berger).

Other Publications

Prawsblawg.com (guest blogger August-September 2015)

Linda Henry Elrod

Media Interviews

Quoted, In Mass. and Elsewhere, a Push for Custody Reform," The Boston Globe, August 1, 2015.


"Family Law Ethics: New Traps for the Unwary," Advanced Family Law CLE, Overland Park, Kansas, September 18, 2015.

"Kansas Custody Law, High Conflict Parents and the Best Interests of Children," Horizons: Solutions for Change, Shawnee County Courthouse, Topeka, Kansas, September 10, 2015.

Professional Service

Uniform Law Commission Reporter for the Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Family Law, 2015-.

Attended the Annual Meeting of the Uniform Law Commission, July 12-15, 2015. As Reporter for the Family Law Arbitration Act (FLAA), participated in the second reading of the FLAA on July 13, 2015, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Alex Glashausser

Other Publications

"The Same-Sex Marriage Decision Had Everything to Do With the Constitution," The Huffington Post(July 16, 2015).

"Three Heads (of Government) Are Better Than One," The Huffington Post (July 6, 2015).

Emily Grant

Conferences Planned

Workshop Organizer, "Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 24-25, 2015.

Janet Thompson Jackson


Host, "Common Core," I've Got Issues (produced by Washburn University's public broadcasting station KTWU), September 24, 2015.

Host, "Coping With Mental Illness," I've Got Issues (produced by Washburn University's public broadcasting station KTWU), August 27, 2015.

Host, "Wellness Technology," I've Got Issues (produced by Washburn University's public broadcasting station KTWU), July 30, 2015.

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Media Interviews

Quoted, "Kansas Experts Back Chanute Decision to Remove Jesus Picture from School," The Wichita Eagle, August 25, 2015.

L. Ali Khan

Books and Monographs

Rebuilding Muslim Communities, Kindle Edition (Amazon Digital Services, 2015).
» See publisher's website for description and ordering information.

Other publications

Legal Commentaries

"World Is Inchoate Without Iran: A Plea to U.S. Congress," The Huffington Post, July 20, 2015.

Foreign Affairs Commentaries

"Pakistan Invents a Bipolar (Civil-Military) Form of Government," The Huffington Post, October 5, 2015.

Law and Literature

"Adding The Word "Modefolkers" To Political Vocabulary," The Huffington Post, September 21, 2015.

"Misunderstood Beings - Such as Ostriches," The Huffington Post, September 5, 2015.

"Fantasies of Flying," The Huffington Post, August 17, 2015.

"Perils of Self-Illumination," The Huffington Post, August 3, 2015.

Media Interviews

"Mina Tragedy Needs International Investigation: Pundit," Press TV (October 1, 2015) (Professor Khan discusses the recent deadly crush during the Hajj rituals in which hundreds of people were killed near Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca).

Shawn Leisinger


“Are you an Ethical Negotiator? – A Live Exercise Based on the American Pickers’ Show,” Annual Kansas Attorney General’s Governmental Lawyers CLE, Topeka, Kansas, October 2, 2015.

Craig Martin

Opinions/Editorials and Blog Articles (Selected)

"Questioning U.S. Support for Japan's National Security Moves," JURIST-Forum, September 2, 2015.


Chaired a panel and presented a paper, "Informal Amendment, the Reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Constitution, and the Rule of Law in Japan," East Asian Law and Society Conference, Waseda Law School, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, August 6, 2015.

Joseph P. Mastrosimone

Essays and Other Shorter Works

"Beware of Ghost (Writing)!," 84:8 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 10 (September 2015).

Media Interviews

Quoted, "White Employee Settles Discrimination, Harassment Claim Against Topeka USD 501," The Topeka Capital Journal, September 23, 2015.

Interview, Wade Beyond the Courtroom," KHTS AM 1220, Santa Clarita, California, September 13, 2015 (discussing the labor law aspects of "Deflategate" and the attempted unionization of college sports).

Quoted, "Department of Revenue Bans Employees from Electronic Recording, May Fire Violators," The Topeka Capital Journal, August 15, 2015.

Interview, "Wake Up with WURD," 900AM-WURD Radio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2, 2015 (discussing the Department of Labor's proposed overtime regulations with Solomon Jones).


"Everything Employment Lawyers Need to Know About the NLRA *But are Afraid to Ask," 2015 Employment Law CLE, Kansas Bar Association, Topeka, Kansas, October 2, 2015 (with Julie Covel).

Conferences Planned

Workshop Organizer, "Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 24-25, 2015.

David E. Pierce

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Developing a Correlative Rights Doctrine to Accommodate Development of Oil and Gas in Arkansas," 68 Arkansas Law Review 407 (2015).

Books and Monographs

Co-editor, Oil and Gas Reporter, Volume 180 (2015) (Annual reporting on case law developments).


"Introduction to Oil & Gas Law," Contemporary Issues in Oil & Gas, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado, September 25, 2015.

"Iowa Mineral Law for Lawyers Representing Farmers and Other Landowners, Agricultural Law Seminar, Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Ames, Iowa, September 17, 2015.

"When the Horizontal and Vertical Collide: Frac Hits and Operator Quest for Détente in the Common Reservoir," 61st Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Anchorage, Alaska, July 17, 2015 (co-presented with Mark D. Christiansen, McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).

Susannah W. Pollvogt

Amicus Briefs

Cited by Idaho Ag Gag Law Knocked Down By Judge Protecting Freedom of Speech & Whistleblowers (KnowWhereYourFoodComesFrom.com, September 4, 2015): Amicus Brief of Scholars of the Law of Unconstitutional Animus, filed in Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Otter, et al., United States District Court for the District of Idaho, No. 1:14-cv-00104-BLW, (December 1, 2014) (with Prof. William Araiza).


"The Denigration of Jurisprudence: Unconstitutional Animus and the Continuing Battle Over Purpose Versus Effect in Equal Protection Law," Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut,September 24, 2015.

William Rich

Media Interviews

In Kansas, a Battle of the Branches, JURIST - Forum, September 29, 2015.

Quoted, "Kansas Experts Back Chanute Decision to Remove Jesus Picture from School," The Wichita Eagle, August 25, 2015.

Quoted, "Pastors Can Still Refuse Gay Marriages, KS Churches Unaffected By SCOTUS," WIBW-TV, July 02, 2015.

Frédéric G. Sourgens

Professional Service

Co-Chair, Inaugural Oxford Investment Claims Summer Academy, Oxford University Press, St. Anne's College, Oxford, July 13-14, 2015.

Because faculty scholarship and professional activity play such significant roles in the education of Washburn University School of Law students and development of the law, the Washburn Law faculty devotes significant effort to be recognized experts in their respective areas of work. Each year, members of the faculty at Washburn Law produce numerous articles that are published in nationally recognized law reviews, participate on programs around the world, and serve as leaders of important professional organizations. This activity connects the faculty and law school to the legal academy at large, enabling the faculty to bring information and attributes from such efforts back to the classroom to enrich the students' educational experience.

Scholarly and professional programs offered at Washburn Law also enrich the law school's intellectual community. The maintenance of an intellectual atmosphere is crucial in the legal profession — a profession of learned members. Students who participate in any of the many activities that law school offers will be better prepared for the intellectual demands of the legal profession. The combination of world-class scholars, rich scholarly programs, and a welcoming environment make studying at Washburn Law rewarding for our students and further encourages faculty scholarship.