Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing Faculty Publications and Activities

Emily Grant

Articles in Law Reviews

"At the [Other Side of the] Lectern," 64 Journal of Legal Education 103 (2014).

"Memorializing the Meal: An Analogical Exercise for Transactional Drafting," 36 University of Hawaii Law Review 403 (2014) (co-authored with William E. Foster).

Other Publications

Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (website, regular contributor)

  • Article Review, "Meeting Law Students' Experiential Needs in the Classroom: Building an Administrative Law Practicum Implementing the Revised ABA Standards" (March 2015).
  • "New Semester's Resolutions," Idea of the Month, (December 2014).
  • Article Review, "Admit that the Waters Around you Have Grown: Change and Legal Education" (September 2014).
  • "Get off the Island" Idea of the Month (June 2014).

"Students at the Front of the Classroom," 21:2 The Law Teacher 6 (Spring 2015).

"The Dwindling Art of a Simple Letter," 83:5 The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 16 (May 2014).

Presentations

"Adapting Montessori Teaching Methods for Law School," Association of Legal Writing Directors 2015 Biennial Conference, University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, June 5, 2015.

"Adapting Montessori Teaching Methods for Law School," Central States Law Schools Association, 2014 Annual Scholarship Conference, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 11, 2014.

"Analogical Exercises for Transactional Drafting," Fourth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills, Educating the Transactional Lawyer of Tomorrow, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, June 6, 2014 (with William E. Foster).

"Students at the Front of the Classroom," Central States Legal Writing Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, September 28, 2013.

“The Pink Tower Meets the Ivory Tower: Adapting Montessori Teaching Methods for Law School,” Association of Legal Writing Directors Scholars’ Forum, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, September 27, 2013.

Conferences Planned

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

Workshop Organizer, "Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 25-26, 2014.

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Legal Writing: A History from the Colonial Era to the End of the Civil War," 19 Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 191 (2014) (co-authored with David Cleveland).

Books and Monographs

Interactive Citation Workbook for the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 2014 Edition (co-authored with Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt) (LexisNexis, 2014).
» See publisher's web site for further description and ordering information.

Interactive Citation Workbook for ALWD Citation Manual, 2014 Edition (co-authored with Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt) (LexisNexis, 2014).
» See publisher's web site for further description and ordering information.

Interactive Citation Workbook for ALWD Citation Manual, 2013 Edition (co-authored with Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt, Guy Raymond Jones) (LexisNexis, 2013).

Media Interviews

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

"Why the Supreme Court's Decision Not to Decide Same-Sex Marriage Made a Mess in Kansas," Jurist - Academic Commentary, December 6, 2014.

Quoted, "Gay Couple Denied Marriage License in Shawnee County, Could Become Plaintiffs," The Topeka Capital Journal, October 6, 2014.

Quoted, "Compact to Free Kansas from Health Care Reform May Need Presidential Approval," The Wichita Eagle, August 3, 2014.

Presentations

"Recent Developments in United States Supreme Court Cases," 2015 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 25, 2015.

"The History of Moot Courts in the Early American Law School?," Moot Court Conference, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 25, 2014 (with David Cleveland).

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).

"Recent Developments in United States Supreme Court Cases," 2014 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2014.

Professional Service

Testified on behalf of the Judicial Council Agricultural Corporations Advisory Committee before the Senate Standing Committee on Natural Resources, January 16, 2014.

Lead Editor, Journal of Legal Communications and Rhetoric, 2013-.

Tonya Kowalski

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Reaching Backward and Stretching Forward: Teaching for Transfer in Law School Clinics," 64 Journal of Legal Education 258 (2014) (co-authored with Shaun Archer, Jason Eyster, Jim Kelly and Colleen Shanahan).

Essays and Other Shorter Works

Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (website, regular contributor)

  • Article Review, "Understanding the Writing Habits of Tomorrow's Students: Technology and College Readiness" (December 2014).
  • "Getting Students into the Office," Idea of the Month (September 2014).
  • "Reading the Classroom: Encouraging Students to Perform Assigned Readings," Idea of the Month (March 2014).
  • Article Review, "Lost in Translation in the Law School Classroom: Assessing Required Coursework in LL.M. Programs for International Students" (January 2014).
  • "Classroom Management, Body Language, and 'Power Poses'," Idea of the Month (September 2013).

"Much Ado About Issue Statements," 83:3 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 16 (March 2014).

Presentations

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).

Co-Facilitator and Presenter, "Legal Writing Workshop V: Best Practices in Structure, Strategy, and Style," National Center for Commercial Law and USAID's Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project, Free University of Tbilisi School of Law, Tbilisi, Georgia, June 12-14, 2014 (with Aïda Alaka).

Presenter and Facilitator, "Best Practices in Government Report Writing," Ministry of Justice of Georgia Workshop, Tbilisi, Georgia, June 11, 2014 (with Aïda Alaka).

Workshop Facilitator, "Legal Writing-Clinic Collaboration Workshop," Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina, May 9, 2014.

Presentation and Workshop, "Teaching IRAC: What Do We Tell Our Students and What Do They Hear?: Facilitating the Transfer of Learning Across the Law School Curriculum," Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina, May 8, 2014.

"Namaste India: A Summer of Teaching, Learning, Law, and Language," Washburn University Brown Bag International Lecture, Topeka, Kansas, April 16, 2014.

Legal Drafting: Translating the Deal into a Contract," Legal Analysis & Writing Workshop IV, Free University of Tbilisi School of Law, October 9-11, 2013 (with Aïda Alaka).

"Curricular Integration and Cat Herding," Central States Legal Writing Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, September 28, 2013 (with Andrea Boyack).

Presenter, "Nation to Nation: The Essence of 'Government-to-Government' Relations in Tribal-Federal Consultations," Symbiosis Law School Faculty Seminar, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India, August 6, 2013.

Other Activity

Visiting International Scholar in Residence, Symbiosis Law School, Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra, India, July 17 - August 20, 2013

  • First Year BA/LLB Mooting Skills Training (research, writing, and analysis in Torts and Jurisprudence), July 17 - August 13, 2013
  • Guest Lectures, Second Year BA/LLB (advanced IRAC and case reading in Jurisprudence)
  • Guest Lectures, First and Second Year LLM (advanced IRAC; academic legal writing for thesis and publication)
  • Guest Lecture, Innovative and Indigenous ADR in the US, Fifth Year BA/LLB and LLM
  • Faculty Development Workshop I (developing scholarly productivity)
  • Faculty Development Workshop II (current methods for teaching basic and advanced IRAC)

Professional Service

Member At Large, Board of Directors, Association of Legal Writing Directors, 2015-2018.

Member, Board of Directors, Association of Legal Writing Directors, 2014-2015.

Joseph P. Mastrosimone

Articles in Law Reviews

"Still 'Takin' Care of Business?': A Comparative Analysis of Proposed Amendments to the Georgian Labor Code," 3 Georgian Commercial Law Review 39 (2014).

"Limiting Information in the Information Age: The NLRB's Misguided Attempt to Squelch Employer Speech," 52 Washburn Law Journal 473 (2013).
See also: "Mastrosimone on the NLRB's Election Rules," Workplace Prof Blog, June 19, 2013.

Essays and Other Shorter Works

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

"President Obama's Proposed Overtime Regulations Could Leave Workers Worse Off," The Huffington Post, June 30, 2015.

"A Shameful Perception Will Beget a Difficult Reality for Kansas," The Huffington Post, February 12, 2015. Reprinted by: The WIchita Eagle (February 14, 2015).

"Mind Your Manners," 83:9 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 10 (October 2014).

"Washburn University School of Law: Helping to Create a Diverse Bar," 83:6 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 12 (June 2014).

"Unionizing College Football Players Is More Than a Hail-Mary Pass," The Huffington Post, January 31, 2014.

"NLRB Should Rethink Not Reissue Election Reform Rules," The Huffington Post, December 13, 2013.

"Ending the War Games Over the NLRB," The Huffington Post, July 23, 2013.

Media

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).

Quoted, "Advocate Estimates at Least One LGBT Kansan Fired a Month," The Topeka Capital Journal, February 28, 2015.

Quoted, "Professor: Some LGBT State Workers Still Protected from Firing," The Topeka Capital Journal, February 13, 2015.

Quoted, "City Probes Whistleblowers After Cash-for-Work Query," The Topeka Capital Journal, October 29, 2014.

Presentations

"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).

"Update on Employment and Labor Law," 2015 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 25, 2015.

"Get’em Writing: The Many Benefits (and Few Detriments) of a First-Day Writing Assignment," Association of Legal Writing Directors 2015 Biennial Conference, University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee, June 3, 2015.

"Funny Ha Ha or Funny Uethical?: What Our Students Can Learn From Judicial Bench Slaps," 16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 30, 2014.

"Update on Employment and Labor Law," 2014 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 27, 2014.

Conferences Planned

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

Workshop Organizer, "Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 25-26, 2014.

Professional Service

Member, Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law, 2015-.

Guest blogger, Workplace Prof Blog: Current Events and Emerging Issues in Labor and Employment Law (August 2013).

Jeffrey D. Jackson
Tonya Kowalski
Joe Mastrosimone
LARW Faculty Host Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop

"Emily Grant and Joseph Mastrosimone planned and implemented an amazing workshop experience. They were delightful hosts and supportive mentors... Washburn values legal writing and it shows. I plan to tell my own dean how much Washburn's Dean Romig supports legal writing!"
Wendy N. Hess, Assistant Professor and Director, Fundamental Legal Skills and Legal Writing, University of South Dakota School of Law

"Washburn Rocks! It is a fantastic law school and it is very clear that there is a strong emphasis on legal writing... The feedback truly was wonderful... It was a whole lot of learning and a whole lot of fun!!!"
Maureen Johnson, Associate Clinical Professor, Loyola Law School

"An enriching, rewarding, stimulating, and gratifying experience.”
Michael Pisnof, Adjunct Instructor, Paralegal Studies Department, Roosevelt University (Chicago)