Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2019-June 2020

Aïda M. Alaka

Books and Monographs

Employment Law Simulations: Bridge to Practice (West Academic Press, 2019).

Professional Service

Board Member, Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission, July 1, 2019.

Rory Bahadur

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Newsworthiness as an Internet-Era Mitigant of Implicit Bias," 88 UMKC Law Review 1 (2019).

Presentations

Invited Presenter, "Increasing Engagement in Law School Classrooms by the Implementation of Active Learning," University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, January 2020.

Presenter / Panelist, "Strategies for Bar Prep Success," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, August 2, 2019.

Participant, "Mock Interviews for Prospective Law Students," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida July 31, 2019.

Plenary Presenter / Panelist, "Demonstrating How to Engage and Motivate Students," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, July 30, 2019.

Invited Presenter, "West Academic, Engaged Learning Forum," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, July 29, 2019.

Invited Participant, West Academic Legal Distance Learning Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, July, 2019.

Professional Service

Member, Board of Directors, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), 2020-2023.

Andrea J. Boyack

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Responsible Devolution of Affordable Housing," 46 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1183 (2019).

Presentations

Panelist "Achieving Greater Economic Justice as a Means of Achieving Greater Racial Justice," Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Section on Socio-Economics, Washington, D.C., January 5, 2020.

Moderator "Restrictive Zoning and the YIMBY Movement," American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law (ABA-RPTE) Professor's Corner webinar, November 12, 2019.

"Legal Responses to the Opioid Crisis," Addiction and Recovery Conference, hosted by the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, October 13, 2019.

"No Choice Contracts: Status in Lieu of Assent," Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) Annual Scholarship Conference, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, September 21, 2019.

Moderator, "The Changing Architecture of Legal Education: Building a Bridge to the Bar and Beyond," Central States Law Schools Association Annual Scholarship Conference, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, September 21, 2019.

Panelist "Property Beyond Boundaries," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, July 31, 2019.

"The Rise and the Fall of the USSR: The History & Forces Behind Russian Political and Legal Transformation in the Past Century," University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas, July 15, 2019.

Conferences Planned

Conference Organizer, Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) Annual Meeting, Toledo, Ohio, September 20-21, 2019 (as Vice President of CSLSA, 2019-2020).

Professional Service

Participated in the Uniform Law Commission's Drafting Committee meeting for the Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants Act (ERUCA), San Francisco, California, February 7-8, 2020.

Secretary of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Property, 2020-2021.

Andrea Boyack – Chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Real Estate Transactions, 2020-2021.

Attended the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2-5, 2020.

President, Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA), 2020-2021.

Participated in the Uniform Law Commission's Drafting Committee meeting for the Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants Act (ERUCA), Washington, D.C., December 6-7, 2019.

Participated in the American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law (ABA-RPTE) Annual Leadership Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 13-17, 2019.

Participated in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Real Estate Transactions' half-day webinar on teaching securitization, co-sponsored by the New York City Bar Association, October 30, 2019.

Acquisitions Editor for Real Property, American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, 2019-2020.

Attended and participated in the American College of Real Estate Lawyer's semi-annual meeting in Montreal, Canada, October 16-19, 2019 (as one of the 2019 Fellows).

Vice President, Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA), 2019-2020.

Attended the American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law (ABA-RPTE) New Leadership Orientation in Chicago, Illinois, September 13, 2019.

Section Advisor, American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law (ABA-RPTE) to the Uniform Law Commission's Drafting Committee for the Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants Act (ERUCA), August, 2019.

Gillian Chadwick

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Legitimating the Transnational Family," 42 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 257 (2019).

Media Engagement

Quoted, "House Weighs Adopting Presumption of Equal Time in Child Custody," The Topeka Capital Journal, March 9, 2020.

Presentations

Panelist, "Immigration, Citizenship, and Family Law," University of Denver Law Review Symposium on Immigration Law in Shifting Times, February 7, 2020.

Professional Service

Testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in support of SB 404 on behalf of the Kansas Judicial Council and its Family Law Advisory Committee, February 20, 2020 (SN 404 protects rape victims who become pregnant fas a result of rape from having to coparent with their rapist).

James M. Concannon

Chapters in Books

"Evidence," (chapter 13), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2019).

Professional Service

Testified on behalf of the Uniform Law Commission before the Kansas House Judiciary Committee on HB 2713, February 19, 2020 (which would replace existing Kansas law with the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (2018)).

Testified on behalf of the Kansas Judicial Council before the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee, in support of SB 334, February 12, 2020 (which amends the Kansas Evidence Code provisions on authentication and the original writings rule).

Appointed Chair of the Committee on Style of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws at the concluding session of the 128th annual meeting of the Conference, in Anchorage, Alaska on July 12-17, 2019.

Linda Henry Elrod

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"The Need for Confidentiality in Evaluative Processes: Arbitration and Med/Arb in Family Law Cases," 58 Family Court Review 26 (2020).

Books and Monographs

Child Custody Practice and Procedure. 2020 edition (Thomson Reuters, 2020).

Kansas Family Law: Kansas Law and Practice, Volumes 1 and 2. 2019-2020 edition (Thomson Reuters, 2020).

Presentations

"Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act: Adding Another Avenue to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Families," 2019 ADR CLE: Updates and Outliers in Dispute Resolution, Kansas Bar Association ADR Section, Topeka, Kansas, November. 8, 2019.

"Ethical Considerations in the Digital Age," Hot Topics in Dispute Resolution, 13th Annual Fall CLE Seminar, Topeka, Kansas, September 20, 2019.

"Hearing the Voices of Children: Requiring Counsel in International Cases," Conference on Gender, Inclusivity and Protecting the 21st Century Family, sponsored by the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice in association with The University of Westminster, Westminster Law School, London, July 5, 2019.

"Evolving Capacities and Weight to be Given Children’s Wishes in Custody Proceedings," Convention on the Rights of the Child Implementation Project: Article 5 Colloquium, Children’s Rights: Families, Guidance and Evolving Capacities, Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, July 16-18, 2019.

Professional Service

Submitted written testimony on Senate Bill 157 to the House Judiciary Committee for the hearing, March 9, 2020 (SB 157 would establish a presumption of equal parenting time at the time of filing for divorce).

Testified for the Kansas Bar Association in favor of adopting the Uniform Family Arbitration Act, House Bill 2533, in the House Judiciary Committee, February 6, 2020.

Member, United States Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law, February 2019 - October 22, 2021.

Invited to continue as a member of the United States Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law until October 22, 2021 (She was reappointed in February 2019).

Attended a Conference on Gender, Inclusivity and Protecting the 21st Century Family, sponsored by the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice in association with The University of Westminster, Westminster Law School, London, July 1-6, 2019; moderated a panel of lawyers from Scotland and South Africa on “Transgendered Children" and a lawyer from Italy on "Mediation", July 4, 2019; presented a paper on "Hearing the Voices of Children: Requiring Counsel in International Cases," July 5, 2019.

Michelle Ewert

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Things Fall Apart (Next Door): Discriminatory Maintenance and Decreased Home Values as the Next Fair Housing Battleground," 84 Brooklyn Law Review 1141 (2019).

Other Publications

"Promoting the Public Good at Washburn Law," 88:8 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 44 (September 2019).

Presentations

"What the 😬 👍 😡 💵: Law and Emojis," Women Attorneys Association of Topeka (WAAT) CLE training, Topeka, Kansas, October 16, 2019.

Panelist, "The Ripple Effect of the Immigration Public Charge Rule," LatCrit 2019 Biennial Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, October 19, 2019.

"Fair Housing Update," 2019 Kansas Housing Conference, Kansas Housing Resource Corporation, Wichita, Kansas, September 17, 2019.

John J. Francis

Professional Service

Member, Criminal Justice Reform Commission, 2019-.

Alex Glashausser

Chapters in Books

"Law School of Rock" in The Media Method: Teaching Law with Popular Culture (edited by Christine A. Corcos). (Carolina Academic Press 2019).

Emily Grant

Other Publications

"Giving Effective Feedback on Writing," 88:7 The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 2 (July/August 2019).

Presentations

"Clarity in Your Writing," Wichita Bar Association, Wichita, Kansas, January 14, 2020.

"Giving Effective Feedback on Legal Writing," The Kansas Women Attorneys Association's 30th Annual Conference, CLE presentation, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 18, 2019.

Burke W. Griggs

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Interstate Litigation, State Reaction, and Federalism in the Age of Groundwater," 65 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute Proceedings 26-1 (2019).

"Water: Practical Challenges and Legal Rights to Acquire and Recycle Water for Hydraulic Fracturing," 56 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal 69-109 (2019).

Books and Monographs

Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills (with Rex Buchanan and Joshua Svaty) (University Press of Kansas, 2019).

Marsha Griggs

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Building a Better Bar Exam," 7 Texas A&M Law Review 1 (2019).

Other Publications

Co-Author, "The Bar Exam and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Need for Immediate Action," Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 537 (2020).

Law School Academic Support Blog (contributing editor, 2019-2020)

Presentations

"Archetypes for Academic and Bar Success," Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Section of Academic Support, Washington, D.C., January 3, 2020 (work in progress).

"Building a Better Bar Exam," plenary session on The Changing Architecture of Legal Education: Building a Bridge to the Bar and Beyond, Central States Law Schools Association Annual Scholarship Conference, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, September 21, 2019.

"Should Michigan Adopt the UBE," Michigan Board of Law Examiners (BLE), Lansing, Michigan, September 12, 2019.

"Self-Regulated Learning Strategies for Doctrinal Professors and Academic Support Programs," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, August 2, 2019.

Panelist, "Status Issues Across the Academy," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, July 31, 2019.

"Building a Better Bar Exam," Study Commission on the Future of the Indiana Bar Examination, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 11, 2019.

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Books and Monographs

Interactive Citation Workbook for ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 2019 Edition (LexisNexis, 2019).

Chapters in Books

"Classical Rational Basis and the Right to Be Free of Arbitrary Legislation," in Is the Rational Basis Test Unconstitutional? (Constitutional Discourse Series, Georgetown Center for the Constitution, 2019).

Other Publications

"Warrantless Blood Tests and Unconscious Drivers – What United States v. Mitchell Does (and Doesn’t) Say," Washburn Law Journal Blog, September 10, 2019.

Media Engagement

Interviewed, "DACA vs. SCOTUS Case Could Cost Kansas Almost $2 Billion," KSNW-TV, November 12, 2019.

Quoted, "Supreme Court Takes Up Murder Case of Kansas Father who Killed his Wife, Daughters," KSNT News, October 7, 2019.

Quoted, "US Supreme Court to Review Kansas' Lack of Insanity Defense," StarTribune, October 6, 2019.

Patricia L. Judd

Presentations

"TRIPS and the Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries," Innovation, Justice, and Globalization Conference, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 27, 2019.

Blake A. Klinkner

Other Publications

"Facial Recognition Technology, Biometric Identifiers, and Standing to Litigate Invasions of Digital Privacy", 42:6 Wyoming Lawyer 44 (October 2019).

Craig Martin

Opinions/Editorials and Blog Articles

"Questions on Legality of Israeli Strikes in Iraq and Lebanon," Just Security, September 9, 2019.

"The Danger in Abe's Constitutional Amendment Proposal," The Japan Times, August 5, 2019.

Media Engagement

Interviewed and quoted, "Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities Highlights Danger of 'Kamikaze' Drones," CBC News, September 18, 2019.

Presentations

"Atmospheric Intervention? The Climate Change Crisis and the Jus ad Bellum Regime," Columbia Journal of Environmental Law Symposium, Columbia University Law School, New York City, New York, March 3, 2020.

"Atmospheric Intervention: The Climate Change Crisis and the Jus ad Bellum Regime," Presidential Panel on the Anthropocene, Asian Law and Society Annual Conference, Osaka, Japan, December 13, 2019.

"Why a Torture Debate?," Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, October 30, 2019.

"Atmospheric Intervention: Climate Change and the Jus ad Bellum Regime," Asian Society of International Law Biennial Conference, Manila, Philippines, August 22, 2019.

"Analysis of Juliana v. United States," 2019 Kansas Environmental Conference, Manhattan, Kansas, August 15, 2019.

Professional Service

Chair, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) East Asian Law & Society Interest Group, AALS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 5, 2020.

Executive Committee member, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) International Law Interest Group, AALS Annual Meeting Washington D.C., January 5, 2020.

Joseph P. Mastrosimone

Presentations

"As the Pendulum Swings: An Update on the Trump NLRB," Kansas Bar Association, 2019 Employment Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, November 21, 2019.

"Public Sector Workers and the First Amendment: Protections and Limitations," Kansas Department of Administration Office of Chief Counsel, Fall 2019 CLE Seminar, Topeka, Kansas, September 20, 2019.

Roger A. McEowen

Presentations

"Ethical Issues of Client Records, Securing Client Data, Disclosure and Use of Client Information, and Fees," Tax Law Practice Ethics CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, December 13, 2019.

Lori A. McMillan

Chapters in Books

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," (chapter 2), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2019) (co-authored with Creighton J. Miller, Jr.).

Other Publications

"Independent Contractor vs. Employee: Getting It Right With the IRS," 88:10 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 72 (November/December 2019) (with Lindsay Bayles).

Presentations

"Ethical Issues of Advertising and Soliciting, Best Practices (Communication), Tax Services and Standards, and Staff Supervision," Tax Law Practice Ethics CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, December 13, 2019.

Presenter, 71st Annual Kansas Income Tax Institute, Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics, Topeka, November 12, 2019; Salina, November 13, 2019; Wichita, November 25, 2019; Overland Park, December 10, 2019; Pittsburg, December 11, 2019.

David E. Pierce

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"New Subsurface Property Rights in an Old Trespass World," 65 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute Proceedings 4-1 (2019).

Presentations

"Several Issues of First Impression — Hall v. Galmor: The Litigants and the Law Professor Offer Insight," The Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 1, 2019.

"Exploring What the Courts Have Done to Oil & Gas Law this Year," 44th Annual KBA/WAPL Oil & Gas Conference, sponsored by the Kansas Bar Association and the Wichita Association of Petroleum Landmen, Wichita, Kansas, October 25, 2019.

"The Exercise of Professional Judgment and the Ethics of Drafting Legal Documents," 2019 Elder & Real Estate, Probate, and Trusts Conference, sponsored by the Kansas Bar Association, Manhattan, Kansas, on September 26, 2019.

Carla Pratt

Chapters in Books

"Sisters In Law: Black Women Lawyer's Struggle for Advancement," in Gender, Power, Law & Leadership (authored by Hannah Brenner and Renee Knake) (West Academic Publishing, 2020).

Presentations

Keynote Speaker, "The Color of Justice," 28th Annual Black History and Scholarship Banquet, Kansas City, Kansas, February 1, 2020.

Keynote Speaker, "Living The Dream Recognizes Topeka Leaders that Continue Dr. King's Legacy," Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon, Topeka, Kansas, WIBW-TV, January 17, 2020.

Presenter, Black Pre-Law Talks session, The 15th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2019, Columbia Law School, New York City, New York, November 8, 2019.

Panelist, "A Reflection on Civil Rights Agendas of the Past," 16th Annual Wiley A. Branton Symposium, Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., October 29, 2019.

Panelist, "The 1619 Project," Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, October 7, 2019 (commemorating the arrival of the first African slaves to North America, with the landing of two slave ships at Port Comfort, Virginia).

Panelist, "Uncomfortable Conversations About Legal Education — Student Debt, Diversity, And More," American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Law School Transparency Symposium, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 8, 2019.

Honors and Awards

2019 Honoree for significant contribution to the Topeka community during Black History Month program, February 16, 2020 (Topeka Religion Roundup: Church to Honor Key Contributors to Community on Sunday).

Mary Kreiner Ramirez

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Whistling Past the Graveyard: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Programs Dodge Bullets Fighting Financial Crime," 50 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 617 (2019).

William Rich

Other Publications

"Founding Fathers Saw Need to Protect Against Abuse of Power," The Topeka Capital Journal, November 19, 2019.

Thomas J. Romig

Quoted, "Top Human Rights Post Goes Vacant as Trump Nominee Confronts Links to Post-9/11 Torture Program," The Washington Post, November 29, 2019.

David S. Rubenstein

Other Publications

"The Student Loan Crisis Through an Administrative Federalism Lens," Administrative & Regulatory Law News (Spring 2019).

Media Engagement

Quoted, "Private Sector Seeks to Profit by Detaining Migrant Kids," AP News, October 3, 2019.

Quoted, "Student-Loan Servicer Can’t Use Federal Law to Avoid Lawsuit over Alleged Bad Advice," MarketWatch, July 2, 2019.

Presentations

Panelist, "What is Happening at the Southern Border? A Panel Discussion," Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, September 24, 2019.

Thomas Sneed

Chapters in Books

"When YOU are the Change," in The Library Workplace Idea Book: Proactive Steps for Positive Change (Heather L. Seibert, Amanda Vinogradov and Amanda H. McLellan, eds.) (ALA Editions, 2020).

Presentations

"Whole-Building Approach to Leadership Development of Law Students: Role of Librarians," Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Section on Leadership, Washington, D.C., January 3, 2020 (based on paper, "Leadership and Librarians: A New Pedagogical Direction").

Frédéric G. Sourgens

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"The Paris Paradigm," 2019 University of Illinois Law Review 1637 (2019).

Amy Deen Westbrook

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Snapchat's Gift: Equity Culture in High-Tech Firms," 46 Florida State University Law Review 861 (2019) (with David A. Westbrook).

Media Engagement

Featured interview, "USMCA Seen as Boon to U.S. Dairy Producers," Midwest Messenger Kansas, September 25, 2019.

Quoted, "WeWork's Long List of Potential Conflicts Adds Questions Ahead of IPO," (requires account) The Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2019.

Presentations

"Recent Developments in Agricultural Trade," Agribusiness Symposium, Hutchinson, Kansas, September 13, 2019.

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