Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2014-June 2015

Andrea J. Boyack

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth," 22 Journal of Law and Policy 767 (2014).

Linda Henry Elrod

Professional Service

Joined with law professors, sociologists, psychologists and lawyers with expertise in social welfare in writing a letter to Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. John Boehner urging them to take into account the youth and vulnerability of the unaccompanied immigrant children in developing policy. The letter urges child-focused screening and interview practices.

Reappointed to serve on the United States Department of State's Legal Adviser's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, 2014-.

As Reporter for the Family Law Arbitration Act, participated in the first reading of the current draft of the FLAA at the Uniform Law Commission Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 12, 2014.

Jeffrey D. Jackson


The Early History of Legal Writing: Where We Came From and How We Got Here," 16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1, 2014 (with David Cleveland).

Tonya Kowalski


Panelist "Publishing in Law Journals, Presenting at Conferences, and Teaching Other Classes: Advancing by Maximizing the Opportunities Available in the Legal Academy," 16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1, 2014 (with co-panelist Teri McMurtry-Chubb and moderator Bill Chin).

Lori A. McMillan

Chapters in Books

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," (chapter 2), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, annually, 2012-2014) (2012 co-authored with Amy D. Westbrook; 2013-2014 co-authored with Amy Deen Westbrook and Andrea Boyack).


Presenter, "Recent Developments in Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," Legislative and Case Law Institute, Kansas Bar Association CLE, Topeka, Kansas, July 11, 2014 (panel with Andrea Boyack).

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.