Kurtis K. Wiard, J.D. Candidate '14, Honored by American College of Bankruptcy

Photograph: Kurt WiardKurtis K. Wiard, Washburn University School of Law J.D. candidate '14, was chosen as the American College of Bankruptcy’s 2014 Tenth Circuit’s Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Student. He traveled, all-expenses paid, to Washington, D.C., to attend the College’s annual Induction Ceremony and Events on March 13-15, 2014. Attendees had the opportunity to meet the most distinguished bankruptcy practitioners and judges in the country. 

“Kurt is a bright and extremely dedicated student,” said Professor Boyack. “One of his best qualities is his seemingly never-ending curiosity. He's the kind of person who learns about a problem or new legal issue and dives right in to learning it, seeing how our laws have addressed it, and creatively thinking about how our current processes and systems could be improved.”

Wiard was nominated by Associate Professor Andrea Boyack and The Honorable Dale L. Somers, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of Kansas.

Law students undergo a rigorous nomination process for the award. They must be recommended by either a college fellow, their professors, or a dean. The nomination must also include the student’s written materials and additional letters of recommendation. Each nominated student is required to have outstanding academic credentials and an interest in bankruptcy law. All of the nominated students are considered by the Circuit council of their Circuit, which selects the Distinguished Law Student.  Only one student is selected from each Circuit.