Janet Thompson Jackson Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Law & Entrepreneurship in Global Clinical Education," 25 International Journal of Clinical Legal Education 85 (2018) (with Susan R. Jones).

"What is Property? Property is Theft: The Lack of Social Justice in U.S. Eminent Domain Law," 84 St. John's Law Review 63 (2010).

"Capitalizing on Digital Entrepreneurship for Low-Income Residents and Communities," 112 West Virginia Law Review 187 (2009). [566 KB PDF]

"Can Free Enterprise Cure Urban Ills?: Lost Opportunities for Business Development in Urban, Low-Income Communities Through the New Markets Tax Credit Program," 37 University of Memphis Law Review 659 (2007).

Chapters in Books

"Not-for-Profit Corporations," Kansas Annual Survey, (Kansas Bar Association, annually (chapter 23) 2008-2011 - (chapter 22) 2012).

Media Engagement

Quoted, New Scientist, "Injustice in Court," Groningen, The Netherlands, June 2019 (interviewed by Zvezdana Vukojevic).

Quoted, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Broerstraat 5, "Ras en Recht," Nummer 1, April 2019 (in Dutch) (interviewed by Franka Hummels).

Quoted, "Brown v. Board Mural Unveiled at Kansas Capitol on Anniversary of Historic Ruling," The Topeka Capital Journal, May 17, 2018.

Host, I've Got Issues (produced by Washburn University's public broadcasting station KTWU), select episodes (see all episodes).

Quoted, "Clinics Let Students Get Real," The Nationa Law Journal, May 18, 2015.

"Career and Technical Education Act," Interview Segment with Governor Sam Brownback, I've Got Issues (produced by Washburn University's public broadcasting station KTWU), December 9, 2012.


Speaker, "Inclusion and the Path to Peace," University of Groningen International Conference, Growing Together: Celebrating Diversity and Fostering Inclusion, Groningen, The Netherlands, June 6, 2019.

"Begin at the Beginning and End at the Ending: The First and Last Days of Class," Association of American Law Schools, 41st Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Chicago, Illinois, May 2, 2018 (work-in-progress).

Panelist, "Why Did Neo-Nazis Leaflet Our Campus?," Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, April 25, 2018.

"Formation & Governance of a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization," Kansas Bar Association CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, April 4, 2018 (with Michael Davis and Matthew Wiebe).

Panelist, "Speakers at Women’s Forum Optimistic about Topeka," International Women’s Day, Topeka, Kansas, March 8, 2018.

"The Scary Truth about Housing Segregation," Business and Transactional Law Center, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October 31, 2017 (with Andrea Boyack and Michelle Ewert).

"Recognizing the Assets and Closing the Gaps in Underserved Communities Through Client-Centered Lawyering," Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, October 13, 2017 (with John Francis).

Panelist, "Voting Rights, Voter Registration and Voter Participation," Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, September 20, 2016.

"Work/Life Balance as a Lawyering Skill," Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer Conference," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 11, 2016 (with John J. Francis).

Plenary Moderator, "Innovative and Sustainable Clinical Engagement with Community Needs," 39th Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2, 2016.

Presenter with Clinic Students, "How to Start and Maintain a Tax Exempt Organization," Kansas Bar Association CLE, Topeka, Kansas, November 12, 2015.

Co-Presenter, "Comparing the U.S. and European Experience in Business Law Clinics that Promote Social and Economic Justice," European Network for Clinical Legal Education, Budapest, Hungary, October 26-27, 2015.

Co-Presenter, "The First and Last Days of Clinic," Midwest Clinical Conference, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, October 1-3, 2015.

Mini-Plenary Panelist, "Implicit Bias," 38th Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools, Rancho Mirage, California, May 5, 2015.

Moderator, "Second Annual Women's Forum," Sponsored by the Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development (EMBD) Women's Initiative Committee, Topeka, Kansas, April 28, 2015.

Guest Speaker, Topeka High School, Jobs for America’s Graduates Program, March 9, 2015.

Co-Panelist, "Curricular Reform - Preserving the Integrity of Experiential Learning Curriculum Reform Track," 37th Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools, Chicago, Illinois, April 29, 2014.

Presenter, "Clinical Legal Education: The Pathway to Practice," East-West Management Institute/Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project Conference, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, February 15, 2014.

Guest Presenter, The McClure Youth Leadership Academy, McClure Elementary School, Topeka, Kansas, January 27, 2014.

"A Practical Approach to Interviewing and Trial Skills," Commercial Law Week, National Center for Commercial Law, Free University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, May 18, 2013.

Presenter, "Best Governance Practices for Kansas Association of School Boards," Topeka, Kansas, June 9, 2012.

Presenter, "Best Practices and Risk Management for Nonprofit Boards," Kansas Bar Association CLE Webinar, March 27, 2012.

Presenter, "Academic Excellence Seminar," Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Chicago, Illinois, February 18, 2012.

Panel Presenter, "Getting it Done," Transactional Law and Skills, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 7, 2012.

"Not-for-Profit Corporation Governance Basics," Kansas Bar Association Audio Conference CLE, September 23, 2010.

"Governance Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards," Kids Voting USA, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, June 18, 2010

"Legal and Ethical Duties of Religious Organizations," Mainstream Voices of Faith, Topeka, Kansas, April 28, 2010.

"Governance Responsibilities and Strategic Planning," The Brown Foundation for Education, Equity, Excellence & Research, Lawrence, Kansas, April 24, 2010.

Panelist, "Capitalizing on Digital Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Communities," Digital Entrepreneurship: The Incentives and Legal Risks, West Virginia University Law Center, Morgantown, West Virginia, March 27, 2009.

Presenter, "Risk Management for Nonprofit Board of Directors," Mainstream, Inc., Topeka, Kansas, January 22, 2009.

Presenter and Facilitator, "Governance Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards," Douglas County Dental Clinic Board of Directors Retreat, Lawrence, Kansas, August 9, 2008.

"Recent Developments in Nonprofit Law and Governance," Washburn University School of Law, Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2008.

Presenter, "Rethinking Cross-Cultural Training," 2008 Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Tucson, Arizona, May 5, 2008.

Presenter, "Can We Take This Client?: The Thorny Issue of Financial Eligibility in Transactional Clinics," 7th Annual Transactional Law Clinic Faculty Conference and Workshop: Work-in-Progress, Detroit, Michigan, April 24-25, 2008.

Presenter, "Governance Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards," Kansas Non Profit Association, Topeka, Kansas, March 13, 2008.

"Non-profit Governance," Kansas Bar Association Super CLE Telephone Seminar, February 7, 2008.

Co-presenter, "Ex-L in Law School Training," Council on Legal Education - Attitude is Essential Training, Atlanta, Georgia, July 13, 2007.

Presenter, "Strategies for Client Selection," 2007 Business Law Clinics Conference and Workshop, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, April 20, 2007.

Speaker, "Essay Exam Taking Techniques," Council on Legal Education Opportunity: Thurgood Marshall Legal Opportunity Educational Program, 2007 Mid-Winter Academic Enhancement Seminar, Alexandria, Virginia, January 6, 2007.

Panelist, "Teaching Transactional Law in the Classroom," 5th Annual Entrepreneurship/Exempt Organization Law Conference and Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, April 7, 2006.

Panelist, "The Intersection of Law and Business: Teaching and Research - Programs Between Law Schools and Business Schools," AALS 2006 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 3-7, 2006.

Moderator, "Promoting Social and Economic Justice Through Clinical Teaching," 2005 Midwest Clinical Conference: Carrying Brown's Legacy Forward: Justice, Service, Teaching, sponsored by Washburn Law Clinic, Topeka, Kansas, October 7-8, 2005.

Moderator and Panel Coordinator, "Hot Issues in Environmental Law for Housing Development," ABA Forum on Housing and Community Development Law 14th Annual Conference: Creating Opportunities in Challenging Times, Washington, D.C., May 26-27, 2005.

Panelist, "Putting 'Business' Into the Education of Business Lawyers," ABA Business Law Section 2005 Spring Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, March 31, 2005.

Moderator and Panel Coordinator, "Joint Ventures Between Nonprofits and For-profits," ABA Forum on Housing and Community Development Law Mid-Winter Meeting: Doing Good While Doing Good-- Building Housing and Community with a Social Justice Perspective, San Francisco, California, February 25-26, 2005.

Small Group Leader, "Perspectives of Minority Law Teachers," AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference, Washington, DC, November 4 - 6, 2004.

Moderator and Panel Coordinator, "Case Study: New Markets/Historic Rehab Projects," ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, 13th Annual Conference: Building Housing and Communities Fifty Years After Brown v. Board, Washington, D.C., May 20-21, 2004.

Panelist, "Race, Racism and Free Enterprise: Can Free Enterprise Cure Low-Income Communities?" ABA Section on Taxation 2004 May Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 6-8, 2004.

Panelist and Coordinating Committee Member, Concurrent Session, "The Career Path of the Clinical Teacher: Pioneer, Evolving, Surviving, Thriving," AALS Conference on Legal Education: Back to Basics, Back to the Future, San Diego, California, May 1-4, 2004.

"Understanding New Markets Tax Credits," Wall Street Without Walls Training Workshop at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch, Baltimore, Maryland, July 22, 2003.

"Transitional Employment Models," The Enterprise Foundation Ready, Work, Grow National Workforce Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2003.

"Mediation Basics for Foreign Service Personnel," Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, June 2001.

"Conflict Management in the Workplace," Marriott Bridges Program, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2000.

"Connecting Welfare Recipients With Employment and Housing," The National Conference for Community and Economic Development Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, October 1998.

Conferences Planned

Organizer, "Corporate and Law Firm Diversity Symposium," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, March 9, 2016.

Professional Service

Co-Vice President, Clinical Legal Education Association, 2014.

Board of Directors, Clinical Legal Education Association, 2012-2014.

Chair, Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, April 2012-2014.

Board of Directors, Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, 2010-.