Fall 2013 Clinic Interns


Photograph: Petty's Group
BreAnne Hendricks, Jennifer Ouellette, and Hazel Gauthier
Family law and immigration matters are the areas of concentration for Professor Lynette Petty’s interns. These students are representing individuals in cases such as divorce with minor children of the marriage, adoption, and paternity as well as representing the best interest of children in Child in Need of Care matters which are heard in Juvenile Court. They are also representing foreign born individuals in VAWA, U-Visa and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival cases.
Under the supervision of Professor John Francis, these interns are concentrating on criminal defense matters. They are currently representing individuals with charges such as felony theft, burglary, obstruction of justice, possession of drugs and paraphernalia, DUI, criminal trespass, driving while suspended, domestic battery, and destruction of property. They have appeared in Topeka Municipal Court, Shawnee County District Court, and Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal District Court. Photograph: Francis' Group
Gerald Jackson, Michael Duenes, Christopher Rohr, and Jenni Howsman (not pictured: Christopher Ray)
Photograph: Jackson's Group
Matthew Sullard, Tucker Stewart, Juliann Burton, Hiwot Berihun, Joseph Astrab, Samuel Clevenger, Jesse Haller, and Christopher Gunn
Small Business and Nonprofit Transactional Law Clinic interns represent entities in transactional matters such as business planning, counseling on choice of entity, business start-up, applying for federal tax exempt status, merging of nonprofits, nonprofit board governance, contract drafting, trademark and copyright issues, and lease negotiation. Professor Janet Thompson Jackson is the supervising attorney for this clinic. 

Interns work collaboratively with the Washburn Small Business Development Center as a part of the SBDC’s business workshop series. Each semester, students give presentations to about 30 entrepreneurs on topics such as, ethical and legal foundations for businesses, choice of entity, intellectual property, contract formation and enforcement, e-commerce, employees vs. independent contractors, and taxation for small businesses.
Interns concentrating on general civil matters are doing so under the supervision of Professor Curtis Waugh. They are representing individuals in landlord/tenant matters, title issues, consumer issues, and  debtor-creditor matters along with estate planning such as wills, power of attorney documents, and advance directives. Waugh's Group

Adam Brillhart, Nhu Nguyen, Jason Eslinger, Kelsy Allison, and Maurice Brewer