Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2019-June 2020

Aïda M. Alaka

Books and Monographs

Employment Law Simulations: Bridge to Practice (West Academic Press, 2019).

Professional Service

Board Member, Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission, July 1, 2019.

Rory Bahadur

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Newsworthiness as an Internet-Era Mitigant of Implicit Bias," 88 UMKC Law Review 1 (2019).

Presentations

Invited Presenter, "Increasing Engagement in Law School Classrooms by the Implementation of Active Learning," University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, January 2020.

Presenter / Panelist, "Strategies for Bar Prep Success," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, August 2, 2019.

Participant, "Mock Interviews for Prospective Law Students," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida July 31, 2019.

Plenary Presenter / Panelist, "Demonstrating How to Engage and Motivate Students," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, July 30, 2019.

Invited Presenter, "West Academic, Engaged Learning Forum," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, July 29, 2019.

Invited Participant, West Academic Legal Distance Learning Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, July, 2019.

Professional Service

Member, Board of Directors, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), 2020-2023.

Andrea J. Boyack

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Responsible Devolution of Affordable Housing," 46 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1183 (2019).

Other Publications

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

Presentations

Panelist "Achieving Greater Economic Justice as a Means of Achieving Greater Racial Justice," Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Section on Socio-Economics, Washington, D.C., January 5, 2020.

Moderator "Restrictive Zoning and the YIMBY Movement," American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law (ABA-RPTE) Professor's Corner webinar, November 12, 2019.

"Legal Responses to the Opioid Crisis," Addiction and Recovery Conference, hosted by the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, October 13, 2019.

"No Choice Contracts: Status in Lieu of Assent," Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) Annual Scholarship Conference, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, September 21, 2019.

Moderator, "The Changing Architecture of Legal Education: Building a Bridge to the Bar and Beyond," Central States Law Schools Association Annual Scholarship Conference, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, September 21, 2019.

Panelist "Property Beyond Boundaries," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, July 31, 2019.

"The Rise and the Fall of the USSR: The History & Forces Behind Russian Political and Legal Transformation in the Past Century," University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas, July 15, 2019.

Conferences Planned

Conference Organizer, Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) Annual Meeting, Toledo, Ohio, September 20-21, 2019 (as Vice President of CSLSA, 2019-2020).

Professional Service

Participated in the Uniform Law Commission's Drafting Committee meeting for the Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants Act (ERUCA), San Francisco, California, February 7-8, 2020.

Secretary of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Property, 2020-2021.

Andrea Boyack – Chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Real Estate Transactions, 2020-2021.

Attended the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2-5, 2020.

President, Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA), 2020-2021.

Participated in the Uniform Law Commission's Drafting Committee meeting for the Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants Act (ERUCA), Washington, D.C., December 6-7, 2019.

Participated in the American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law (ABA-RPTE) Annual Leadership Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 13-17, 2019.

Participated in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Real Estate Transactions' half-day webinar on teaching securitization, co-sponsored by the New York City Bar Association, October 30, 2019.

Acquisitions Editor for Real Property, American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, 2019-2020.

Attended and participated in the American College of Real Estate Lawyer's semi-annual meeting in Montreal, Canada, October 16-19, 2019 (as one of the 2019 Fellows).

Vice President, Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA), 2019-2020.

Attended the American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law (ABA-RPTE) New Leadership Orientation in Chicago, Illinois, September 13, 2019.

Section Advisor, American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law (ABA-RPTE) to the Uniform Law Commission's Drafting Committee for the Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants Act (ERUCA), August, 2019.

Gillian Chadwick

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Legitimating the Transnational Family," 42 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 257 (2019).

Media Engagement

Quoted, "House Weighs Adopting Presumption of Equal Time in Child Custody," The Topeka Capital Journal, March 9, 2020.

Presentations

"Productivity, Wellness, and Ethics During the Pandemic and Beyond," 2020 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 19, 2020.

Panelist, "Immigration, Citizenship, and Family Law," University of Denver Law Review Symposium on Immigration Law in Shifting Times, February 7, 2020.

Professional Service

Testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary in support of SB 404 on behalf of the Kansas Judicial Council and its Family Law Advisory Committee, February 20, 2020 (SN 404 protects rape victims who become pregnant fas a result of rape from having to coparent with their rapist).

James M. Concannon

Chapters in Books

"Evidence," (chapter 13), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2019).

Professional Service

Testified on behalf of the Uniform Law Commission before the Kansas House Judiciary Committee on HB 2713, February 19, 2020 (which would replace existing Kansas law with the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (2018)).

Testified on behalf of the Kansas Judicial Council before the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee, in support of SB 334, February 12, 2020 (which amends the Kansas Evidence Code provisions on authentication and the original writings rule).

Appointed Chair of the Committee on Style of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws at the concluding session of the 128th annual meeting of the Conference, in Anchorage, Alaska on July 12-17, 2019.

Linda Henry Elrod

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act: Adding Another ADR Option: Part I of II," 34(2) American Journal of Family Law 47 (Summer 2020).

"The Need for Confidentiality in Evaluative Processes: Arbitration and Med/Arb in Family Law Cases," 58 Family Court Review 26 (2020).

"Review of the Year in Family Law 2017-2018: Courts Tackle Immigration, Jurisdiction and the Usual Disputes in Family Law," 52 Family Law Quarterly 519 (Winter 2019).

Books and Monographs

Child Custody Practice and Procedure. 2020 edition (Thomson Reuters, 2020).

Kansas Family Law: Kansas Law and Practice, Volumes 1 and 2. 2019-2020 edition (Thomson Reuters, 2020).

Chapters in Books

"Hearing Children in Custody Cases: The United States Needs a Plan" in The International Handbook on Child Participation (forthcoming 2020).

Presentations

"Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act: Adding Another Avenue to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Families," 2019 ADR CLE: Updates and Outliers in Dispute Resolution, Kansas Bar Association ADR Section, Topeka, Kansas, November. 8, 2019.

"Ethical Considerations in the Digital Age," Hot Topics in Dispute Resolution, 13th Annual Fall CLE Seminar, Topeka, Kansas, September 20, 2019.

"Hearing the Voices of Children: Requiring Counsel in International Cases," Conference on Gender, Inclusivity and Protecting the 21st Century Family, sponsored by the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice in association with The University of Westminster, Westminster Law School, London, July 5, 2019.

"Evolving Capacities and Weight to be Given Children’s Wishes in Custody Proceedings," Convention on the Rights of the Child Implementation Project: Article 5 Colloquium, Children’s Rights: Families, Guidance and Evolving Capacities, Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, July 16-18, 2019.

Professional Service

Submitted written testimony on Senate Bill 157 to the House Judiciary Committee for the hearing, March 9, 2020 (SB 157 would establish a presumption of equal parenting time at the time of filing for divorce).

Testified for the Kansas Bar Association in favor of adopting the Uniform Family Arbitration Act, House Bill 2533, in the House Judiciary Committee, February 6, 2020.

Member, United States Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law, February 2019 - October 22, 2021.

Invited to continue as a member of the United States Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law until October 22, 2021 (She was reappointed in February 2019).

Attended a Conference on Gender, Inclusivity and Protecting the 21st Century Family, sponsored by the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice in association with The University of Westminster, Westminster Law School, London, July 1-6, 2019; moderated a panel of lawyers from Scotland and South Africa on “Transgendered Children" and a lawyer from Italy on "Mediation", July 4, 2019; presented a paper on "Hearing the Voices of Children: Requiring Counsel in International Cases," July 5, 2019.

Michelle Ewert

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Things Fall Apart (Next Door): Discriminatory Maintenance and Decreased Home Values as the Next Fair Housing Battleground," 84 Brooklyn Law Review 1141 (2019).

Other Publications

"Promoting the Public Good at Washburn Law," 88:8 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 44 (September 2019).

Media Engagement

Interviewed, "Washburn Law Clinic Community Ready to HELP Topeka Hospital Employees," WIBW News, May 1, 2020.

Interviewed, "Washburn Law Clinic Helping Local Hospital Workers," KSNT News, April 28, 2020.

Presentations

"Helping Clients Plan for Incapacity and Other End of Life Issues," 2020 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, June 18, 2020.

"What the 😬 👍 😡 💵: Law and Emojis," Women Attorneys Association of Topeka (WAAT) CLE training, Topeka, Kansas, October 16, 2019.

Panelist, "The Ripple Effect of the Immigration Public Charge Rule," LatCrit 2019 Biennial Conference, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, October 19, 2019.

"Fair Housing Update," 2019 Kansas Housing Conference, Kansas Housing Resource Corporation, Wichita, Kansas, September 17, 2019.

Honors and Awards

Received Honorable Mention for the Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project given by the Clinical Legal Education Association. The award was for work done in Garden City, Kansas as part of the Rural Immigrant Family Preparedness Project during the Spring 2020 semester.

John J. Francis

Presentations

"Recent Cases and Issues in Criminal Justice," 2020 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 19, 2020.

Professional Service

Member, Criminal Justice Reform Commission, 2019-.

Alex Glashausser

Chapters in Books

"Law School of Rock" in The Media Method: Teaching Law with Popular Culture (edited by Christine A. Corcos). (Carolina Academic Press 2019).

Presentations

"Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign-Country Judgments," 2020 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 18, 2020.

Emily Grant

Other Publications

"Assessment In Online Law School Classes," TaxProf Blog (March 25, 2020).

"Giving Effective Feedback on Writing," 88:7 The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 2 (July/August 2019).

Presentations

"Clarity in Your Writing," Wichita Bar Association, Wichita, Kansas, January 14, 2020.

"Giving Effective Feedback on Legal Writing," The Kansas Women Attorneys Association's 30th Annual Conference, CLE presentation, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 18, 2019.

Burke W. Griggs

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Interstate Litigation, State Reaction, and Federalism in the Age of Groundwater," 65 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute Proceedings 26-1 (2019).

"Water: Practical Challenges and Legal Rights to Acquire and Recycle Water for Hydraulic Fracturing," 56 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal 69-109 (2019).

Books and Monographs

Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills (with Rex Buchanan and Joshua Svaty) (University Press of Kansas, 2019).

Marsha Griggs

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Diploma Privilege and the Constitution," 73 SMU Law Review Forum 168 (2020) (co-authored).

"The Bar Exam and the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Need for Immediate Action," Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 537 (2020) (co-authored).

"Building a Better Bar Exam," 7 Texas A&M Law Review 1 (2019).

Other Publications

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

"Bar Exam Repeaters Shouldn’t Be Pushed to Back of the Line," Bloomberg Law (June 1, 2020) (co-authored).

"Sorry, Not Sorry: Temporary Practice in A Pandemic," NULR Of Note (May 11, 2020).

"Courts Should Look To 3 Bar Exam Alternatives During Crisis," Law360 (April 23, 2020) (co-authored).

"Licensing Lawyers in a Pandemic: Proving Competence," Harvard Law Review Blog (April 7, 2020) (co-authored).

Law School Academic Support Blog (contributing editor, 2019-2020)

Presentations

"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.

"Archetypes for Academic and Bar Success," Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Section of Academic Support, Washington, D.C., January 3, 2020 (work in progress).

"Building a Better Bar Exam," plenary session on The Changing Architecture of Legal Education: Building a Bridge to the Bar and Beyond, Central States Law Schools Association Annual Scholarship Conference, University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, September 21, 2019.

"Should Michigan Adopt the UBE," Michigan Board of Law Examiners (BLE), Lansing, Michigan, September 12, 2019.

"Self-Regulated Learning Strategies for Doctrinal Professors and Academic Support Programs," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, August 2, 2019.

Panelist, "Status Issues Across the Academy," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, July 31, 2019.

"Building a Better Bar Exam," Study Commission on the Future of the Indiana Bar Examination, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 11, 2019.

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Tiered Scrutiny in a Pandemic," 12 ConLawNOW 39 (2020) (Symposium: Pandemics and the Constitution).

"Legal Writing: A History from the End of the Civil War to the 1930," 24 Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 81 (2020) (co-authored with David Cleveland).

Books and Monographs

Interactive Citation Workbook for ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 2020 Edition (LexisNexis, 2020).

Interactive Citation Workbook for ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 2019 Edition (LexisNexis, 2019).

Chapters in Books

"Classical Rational Basis and the Right to Be Free of Arbitrary Legislation," in Is the Rational Basis Test Unconstitutional? (Constitutional Discourse Series, Georgetown Center for the Constitution, 2019).

Other Publications

"Warrantless Blood Tests and Unconscious Drivers – What United States v. Mitchell Does (and Doesn’t) Say," Washburn Law Journal Blog, September 10, 2019.

Media Engagement

Interviewed, "DACA vs. SCOTUS Case Could Cost Kansas Almost $2 Billion," KSNW-TV, November 12, 2019.

Quoted, "Supreme Court Takes Up Murder Case of Kansas Father who Killed his Wife, Daughters," KSNT News, October 7, 2019.

Quoted, "US Supreme Court to Review Kansas' Lack of Insanity Defense," StarTribune, October 6, 2019.

Presentations

"Recent Developments in United States Supreme Court Cases," 2020 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 18, 2020.

Patricia L. Judd

Presentations

"TRIPS and the Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Developing Countries," Innovation, Justice, and Globalization Conference, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 27, 2019.

Blake A. Klinkner

Other Publications

"Facial Recognition Technology, Biometric Identifiers, and Standing to Litigate Invasions of Digital Privacy", 42:6 Wyoming Lawyer 44 (October 2019).

Presentations

"Ethical Considerations in the Use of Technology," 2020 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 18, 2020.

"Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence," 2020 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 18, 2020.

Shawn Leisinger

Presentations

"Ethical Issues Related to Online Negotiation," 2020 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 18, 2020.

Craig Martin

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Atmospheric Intervention? The Climate Change Crisis and the Jus ad Bellum Regime," 45 Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 331 (2020).

Opinions/Editorials and Blog Articles

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

"On Iranian Gunboats: Beware Conflating American and Mainstream Views of the Law," Just Security, June 2, 2020.

"Questions on Legality of Israeli Strikes in Iraq and Lebanon," Just Security, September 9, 2019.

"The Danger in Abe's Constitutional Amendment Proposal," The Japan Times, August 5, 2019.

Media Engagement

Interviewed, "Law Professor Breaks Down Legal Options for K-State Amid Tweet Controversy," KSNT TV News, June 30, 2020.

Interviewed on a dispute over Japan's recent UNESCO cultural heritage listing, and its colonial history, The Point, a news analysis program on Arirang TV, South Korea, June 24, 2020 (appears at 13:05).

Interviewed, "Shinzo Abe's Ambition to Revise the Japanese Constitution," This Morning with Henry Shinn, TBS eFM, Seoul, South Korea, May 14, 2020.

Interviewed, "Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities Highlights Danger of 'Kamikaze' Drones," with Thomas Daigle, CBC News, Canada, September 18, 2019.

Presentations

"Defining the Climate Rogue State," Law and Society Association Annual Conference on Rule and Resistance, virtual conference, May 29, 2020.

"Atmospheric Intervention? The Climate Change Crisis and the Jus ad Bellum Regime," Columbia Journal of Environmental Law Symposium, Columbia University Law School, New York City, New York, March 3, 2020.

"Atmospheric Intervention: The Climate Change Crisis and the Jus ad Bellum Regime," Presidential Panel on the Anthropocene, Asian Law and Society Annual Conference, Osaka, Japan, December 13, 2019.

"Why a Torture Debate?," Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, October 30, 2019.

"Atmospheric Intervention: Climate Change and the Jus ad Bellum Regime," Asian Society of International Law Biennial Conference, Manila, Philippines, August 22, 2019.

"Analysis of Juliana v. United States," 2019 Kansas Environmental Conference, Manhattan, Kansas, August 15, 2019.

Professional Service

Chair, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) East Asian Law & Society Interest Group, AALS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 5, 2020.

Executive Committee member, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) International Law Interest Group, AALS Annual Meeting Washington D.C., January 5, 2020.

Joseph P. Mastrosimone

Presentations

"As the Pendulum Swings: An Update on the Trump NLRB," Kansas Bar Association, 2019 Employment Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, November 21, 2019.

"Public Sector Workers and the First Amendment: Protections and Limitations," Kansas Department of Administration Office of Chief Counsel, Fall 2019 CLE Seminar, Topeka, Kansas, September 20, 2019.

Media Engagement

Quoted, "'Out of money' Kansans Scramble after Unemployment Aid Vanishes from Bank Accounts," The Wichita Eagle, June 22, 2020.

Roger A. McEowen

Presentations

"Agricultural Law Update," 2020 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 19, 2020.

"Tax Law Update for 2020," 2020 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE webinar, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 19, 2020.

"Ethical Issues of Client Records, Securing Client Data, Disclosure and Use of Client Information, and Fees," Tax Law Practice Ethics CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, December 13, 2019.

Lori A. McMillan

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Noncharitable Nonprofit Organizations and Tax Policy: Working Toward a Public Benefit Theory," 59 Washburn Law Journal 301 (2020).

Chapters in Books

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," (chapter 2), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2019) (co-authored with Creighton J. Miller, Jr.).

Other Publications

"Independent Contractor vs. Employee: Getting It Right With the IRS," 88:10 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 72 (November/December 2019) (with Lindsay Bayles).

Presentations

"Ethical Issues of Advertising and Soliciting, Best Practices (Communication), Tax Services and Standards, and Staff Supervision," Tax Law Practice Ethics CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, December 13, 2019.

Presenter, 71st Annual Kansas Income Tax Institute, Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics, Topeka, November 12, 2019; Salina, November 13, 2019; Wichita, November 25, 2019; Overland Park, December 10, 2019; Pittsburg, December 11, 2019.

David E. Pierce

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"New Subsurface Property Rights in an Old Trespass World," 65 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute Proceedings 4-1 (2019).

Presentations

"Several Issues of First Impression — Hall v. Galmor: The Litigants and the Law Professor Offer Insight," The Eugene Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 1, 2019.

"Exploring What the Courts Have Done to Oil & Gas Law this Year," 44th Annual KBA/WAPL Oil & Gas Conference, sponsored by the Kansas Bar Association and the Wichita Association of Petroleum Landmen, Wichita, Kansas, October 25, 2019.

"The Exercise of Professional Judgment and the Ethics of Drafting Legal Documents," 2019 Elder & Real Estate, Probate, and Trusts Conference, sponsored by the Kansas Bar Association, Manhattan, Kansas, on September 26, 2019.

Carla Pratt

Chapters in Books

"Sisters In Law: Black Women Lawyer's Struggle for Advancement," in Gender, Power, Law & Leadership (authored by Hannah Brenner and Renee Knake) (West Academic Publishing, 2020).

Presentations

Keynote Speaker, "The Color of Justice," 28th Annual Black History and Scholarship Banquet, Kansas City, Kansas, February 1, 2020.

Keynote Speaker, "Living The Dream Recognizes Topeka Leaders that Continue Dr. King's Legacy," Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon, Topeka, Kansas, WIBW-TV, January 17, 2020.

Presenter, Black Pre-Law Talks session, The 15th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2019, Columbia Law School, New York City, New York, November 8, 2019.

Panelist, "A Reflection on Civil Rights Agendas of the Past," 16th Annual Wiley A. Branton Symposium, Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., October 29, 2019.

Panelist, "The 1619 Project," Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, October 7, 2019 (commemorating the arrival of the first African slaves to North America, with the landing of two slave ships at Port Comfort, Virginia).

Panelist, "Uncomfortable Conversations About Legal Education — Student Debt, Diversity, And More," American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Law School Transparency Symposium, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 8, 2019.

Honors and Awards

2019 Honoree for significant contribution to the Topeka community during Black History Month program, February 16, 2020 (Topeka Religion Roundup: Church to Honor Key Contributors to Community on Sunday).

Mary Kreiner Ramirez

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Whistling Past the Graveyard: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Programs Dodge Bullets Fighting Financial Crime," 50 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 617 (2019).

William Rich

Other Publications

"Founding Fathers Saw Need to Protect Against Abuse of Power," The Topeka Capital Journal, November 19, 2019.

Thomas J. Romig

Quoted, "Top Human Rights Post Goes Vacant as Trump Nominee Confronts Links to Post-9/11 Torture Program," The Washington Post, November 29, 2019.

David S. Rubenstein

Other Publications

"The Student Loan Crisis Through an Administrative Federalism Lens," Administrative & Regulatory Law News (Spring 2019).

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).

Quoted, "Private Sector Seeks to Profit by Detaining Migrant Kids," AP News, October 3, 2019.

Quoted, "Student-Loan Servicer Can’t Use Federal Law to Avoid Lawsuit over Alleged Bad Advice," MarketWatch, July 2, 2019.

Presentations

Panelist, "What is Happening at the Southern Border? A Panel Discussion," Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, September 24, 2019.

Thomas Sneed

Chapters in Books

"When YOU are the Change," in The Library Workplace Idea Book: Proactive Steps for Positive Change (Heather L. Seibert, Amanda Vinogradov and Amanda H. McLellan, eds.) (ALA Editions, 2020).

Presentations

Panelist, "Bringing Legal Research to Rural Communities," American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference, July 16, 2020.

"Legal Research Update for the Efficient and Economical Research," Kansas Department of Administration, CLE presentation, June 2020 (recorded via Zoom).

"Whole-Building Approach to Leadership Development of Law Students: Role of Librarians," Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, Section on Leadership, Washington, D.C., January 3, 2020 (based on paper, "Leadership and Librarians: A New Pedagogical Direction").

Frédéric G. Sourgens

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"The Paris Paradigm," 2019 University of Illinois Law Review 1637 (2019).

Presentations

Discussant and Moderator for Lucinda Low, Keynote address, "The Difference between Evolution and Revolution in Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement Mechanisms: Of Chaos, Crossroads, and the R-factor," Juris Conference, Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, Washington, D.C., June 23, 2020.

Panelist, "True or False: Security for Costs Should be Mandated for Investor-State Arbitration?," Juris Conference, Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, Washington, D.C., June 16, 2020.

Team Member/ Presenter, Notre Dame Reparations Design and Compliance Lab Workshop, South Bend, Indiana, May 24-26, 2020.

Amy Deen Westbrook

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Snapchat's Gift: Equity Culture in High-Tech Firms," 46 Florida State University Law Review 861 (2019) (with David A. Westbrook).

Media Engagement

Featured interview, "USMCA Seen as Boon to U.S. Dairy Producers," Midwest Messenger Kansas, September 25, 2019.

Quoted, "WeWork's Long List of Potential Conflicts Adds Questions Ahead of IPO," (requires account) The Wall Street Journal, September 6, 2019.

Presentations

"Recent Developments in Agricultural Trade," Agribusiness Symposium, Hutchinson, Kansas, September 13, 2019.

Professional Service

Selected as an inaugural Fellow of the Quality Shareholder Initiative at the George Washington University Law School (GW) Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF), 2020.

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