Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2020-June 2021

Rory Bahadur

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Blinded us with Science? A Reexamination of the Bar Ninja and Silver Bullet Bar Program Cryptids," 49 Journal of Law & Education 241 (2020).

Andrea J. Boyack

Other Publications

"Abuse of Contract and the July 2020 Bar Exam," NULR Of Note (July 15, 2020).


"Implicit Bias in Bankruptcy Law & Practice," Teach-In on Racial Justice and the Law, Boston University School of Law virtual event, September 9, 2020.

James M. Concannon

Chapters in Books

"Evidence," Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2020).Cited in:

  • State v. Brazzle (The Kansas Supreme Court, ___ Kan. ___, 466 P.3d 1195 (July, 2020)).
  • State v. Satchell (The Kansas Supreme Court, 311 Kan. ___, 466 P.3d 459 (June, 2020)).

Professional Service

Chair, Uniform Law Commission Style Committee meetings, April 30-May 3, June 5, July 2, July 8, and August 20, 2020.

Represented Kansas at the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission, conducted on Zoom, July 10-15, 2020 (was Style Committee Liaison for the Uniform Public Participation Protection Act, which was approved at the annual meeting).

Linda Henry Elrod

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Review of the Year 2018-2019 in Family Law: Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Issues Abound," 53 Family Law Quarterly 265 (Winter 2020) (co-authored with Robert G. Spector).


"Mediation Confidentiality: Reality and Dangers," 14th Annual Fall CLE/CDRE live webinar, Dispute Resolution Through a 2020 Lens sponsored by Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC, Topeka, Kansas, October 9, 2020.

Professional Service

Attended the meeting of the Family Law Quarterly Editorial Board as Editor Emeritus, July 15, 2020 and October 19, 2020 (virtual).

Attended the meeting of the Uniform Law Commission's Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Family Law, October 16, 2020 (virtual).

Michelle Ewert

Other Publications

"Clinic in the Time of Coronavirus," 89:7 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 44 (September/October 2020).


Co-Presenter, "The Federal Government's Role in Furthering Affordable Rental Housing: Support and Retrenchment," American Bar Association (ABA) Professors' Corner webinar, sponsored by the Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, September 8, 2020.

Emily Grant

Other Publications

"What I Learned About Teaching Online After a Summer of Virtual Conferences, Classes, And Meeting," TaxProf Blog (August 11, 2020).

Burke W. Griggs


"Water Justice in Indian Country," Teach-In on Racial Justice and the Law, Boston University School of Law virtual event, September 8, 2020.

Marsha Griggs

Other Publications

"Clinical Education—A Safe and Sure Pathway to Law Licensure," Bloomberg Law (July 8, 2020) (co-authored).


"Impact of COVID-19 on Recent Law School Graduates and Rising 3Ls," sponsored by American Bar Association Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline, Law Student Division and Young Lawyers Division, webinar, July 16, 2020.

Jeffrey D. Jackson


"Supreme Court Highlights 2019-2020," Constitution Day 2020, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, September 17, 2020 (virtual program).

Craig Martin

Opinions/Editorials and Blog Articles

"Climate Wars and Jus ad Bellum," Parts I & II, Opinio Juris, August 13, 2020.

"Canada's Not Back Yet: Debating Canada's Place in the World," A Blog Called Intrepid, July 27, 2020.

Carla Pratt

Other Publications

"Is the Legal Profession Finally Ready for the Institutional Change Necessary to Yield Greater Diversity?," 89:6 The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 19 (July/August 2020).

Media Engagement

Panelist, "Supreme Court Special Edition," Lawyer's Den, IBM.TV, October 12, 2020.


Co-Presenter, "Racialized Trauma and Fatigue Among Academic Activists," Social Justice in Action, A Virtual Series Sponsored by The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), September 18, 2020.

"Black Lawyers Matter," Teach-In on Racial Justice and the Law, Boston University School of Law virtual event, September 8, 2020.

David S. Rubenstein

Media Engagement

Interviewed for a special edition covering the Trump administration’s International Student Visa policies and the Harvard/MIT lawsuit, IBM.TV, July 22, 2020 (Startup's Wednesday program, appears at 2:00:45).

Frédéric G. Sourgens


Panelist, "Hot Topics: The Impact of the U.S. Election on International Law," 99th Annual Meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association, International Law Weekend, International Law in Challenging Times, October 24, 2020 (virtual event).

Discussant/ Moderator, "Dispute Resolution and Arbitration," American Society of International Law (ASIL) Midyear Meeting Research Forum, hosted by Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, October 29, 2020 (virtual event).

Professional Service

Selected for Who's Who Legal 2021 - International Arbitration Future Leaders.

Amy Deen Westbrook

Media Engagement

Quoted, "Trump's Tiktok Saga May Be a Sign of What's to Come, as Governments Around The World Start to Pay Closer Attention to Who’s Controlling the Data and Technology Used By Their Citizens," Business Insider, September 18, 2020.

Quoted, "Nvidia's $40 Billion Purchase of Arm Could Well Bring the Chip Designer Under US Trade Restrictions but That Won’t Necessarily Undermine Its Business," Business Insider, September 15, 2020.

Interviewed, "Amy Deen Westbrook on Cash Bounties and FCPA Enforcement," Corporate Crime Reporter, September 3, 2020. Print edition, 34 Corporate Crime Reporter 31(13)), August 3, 2020.

Quoted, "Trump's Attack on TikTok Is Setting Off Alarm Bells in Silicon Valley," Business Insider, August 17, 2020.

Quoted, "'A Strange Power': The Secretive Presidential Committee that Could Kneecap TikTok," Fortune, August 7, 2020.


Because faculty scholarship and professional activity play such significant roles in the education of Washburn University School of Law students and development of the law, the Washburn Law faculty devotes significant effort to be recognized experts in their respective areas of work. Each year, members of the faculty at Washburn Law produce numerous articles that are published in nationally recognized law reviews, participate on programs around the world, and serve as leaders of important professional organizations. This activity connects the faculty and law school to the legal academy at large, enabling the faculty to bring information and attributes from such efforts back to the classroom to enrich the students' educational experience.

Scholarly and professional programs offered at Washburn Law also enrich the law school's intellectual community. The maintenance of an intellectual atmosphere is crucial in the legal profession — a profession of learned members. Students who participate in any of the many activities that law school offers will be better prepared for the intellectual demands of the legal profession. The combination of world-class scholars, rich scholarly programs, and a welcoming environment make studying at Washburn Law rewarding for our students and further encourages faculty scholarship.