Dean's Note

The Dean's Note is the electronic newsletter of the University of Kansas School of Law. It is emailed monthly to alumni and friends, keeping them up to speed on the activities and accomplishments of law alumni, students and faculty, as well as upcoming events and philanthropic news.

August 2014

Class of 2017 students at orientation

In this issue
KU Law welcomes strong Class of 2017; KU ranked No. 18 among 'best value' schools by National Jurist magazine; Kansas Court of Appeals judge selected to receive national award; Law professor elected Fellow of College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; Register today for your class reunion | September 26 - 27; Houston couple's gift memorializes friendship with fellow KU Law grad; Alumni news


July 2014

Dean Stephen Mazza

In this issue
KU Law professor tapped to lead Kansas advisory committee of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; KU Law to host Happy Hour in Dallas on August 12; Reserve football tickets, hotels for KU Law Reunion Weekend; Alumnus creates professorship honoring late Professor Earl Shurtz; Retired professor creates fund to support clinical education at KU Law; Alumni news


June 2014

Dean Mazza with KU Law alumni in Washington, D.C.

In this issue
20 KU Law alumni sworn in before U.S. Supreme Court; Dean hopes to nearly double annual giving at the Dean’s Club level; Summer alumni receptions in Denver, Wichita, Salina and Lindsborg; Alumni news


May 2014

Dean Mazza with Baby Jay at KU Law Fun Day 2014

In this issue
Law school honors top graduates for scholarship, leadership, service; Second KU Law alumnus joins federal circuit court as clerk; KU Law partners with India’s top law schools; D.C. alumni reception with a White House view; Alumni news


April 2014

2014 Moot Court final round

In this issue
Trio of jurists to receive Distinguished Alumni Award; Reviving a law school tradition: Fun Day May 16; Recent Developments in the Law CLE; Houston couple establishes scholarship fund at KU Law; Save the Date: KU Law Reunion Weekend; Spring alumni calendar; Alumni news


March 2014

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble, L'06

In this issue
KU Law leaps 18 spots in U.S. News rankings; KU students advance to national finals in transactional law competition; Professor: More than 1 million rapes unreported in official U.S. crime stats; Gift establishes mental health law fellowship at KU Law clinic; Spring alumni events, CLE opportunities; Alumni news


February 2014

Dean Stephen Mazza

In this issue
KU Law offers in-state tuition scholarship to KCMO residents; Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble to speak at Divesity Banquet; Students win top brief, oral advocacy awards at moot court competitions; KU Law faculty in the news; Alumnus makes $1 million gift for KU Law scholarship; Spring brimming with alumni events, CLE opportunities; Alumni news


January 2014

KU Lawyers: Ready to Work

In this issue
Rigorous intellectual preparation and real-world experience transform KU students into KU Lawyers who are ready to think, act and work for your organization from day one. KU Lawyers: Ready to work.


December 2013

Holiday Greeting 2013

A holiday greeting from the KU Law family
Watch what happens when the mischievous "Tai Chi Figure" leaves the Green Hall lawn to frolic on Campanile Hill. Happy holidays!


November 2013

Legal Career Options Day 2013

In this issue
KU Lawyers: Ready to Work; From liberal arts to law: Judge Karen Arnold-Burger; KU Law faculty in the news; Fleeson Gooing firm renews commitment to KU Law scholarship; Alumni news


October 2013

Dean Stephen Mazza talks to alumni at the Homecoming tailgate party

In this issue
New faculty bring broad expertise to KU Law; Harper Ho named Docking Young Faculty Scholar; Join KU Law in the Windy City for basketball and lunch; 'Coffee Lunch Coffee' author reveals tips for effective networking; Scholarship reception to honor donors, students; New alumni board members elected; Scholars to probe water quantity, quality issues at symposium; Alumni news


September 2013

Dean Stephen Mazza

In this issue
Smaller but mighty, Class of 2016 brings diverse talents to KU Law; Alumni couple's generosity makes classroom renovation a reality; McAllister named Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law; KU Law to host national legal writing conference; Alumnus establishes scholarship for families of fallen officers; Alumni news


August 2013

First-year KU Law student at Fall 2013 orientation

In this issue
Graduate honored among Top 10 'Muslims Who Save Lives'; KU professor to introduce Legal Landmarks lecturer; Reunion Weekend updates; U.S. Supreme Court swearing-in scheduled for June 2014; Dickinson lectureship fund honors beloved tax professor, former dean; Alumni news


July 2013

Dean Stephen Mazza and KU Law students in Istanbul, Turkey

In this issue
KU Law serves Kansas: Supreme Court Research Clinic; Alumni events on horizon in St. Louis, Lawrence; Why I teach: Elinor Schroeder; Real estate law alumnus targets KU Law as a smart investment; Alumni news
 


June 2013

View of Petco Park field at San Diego alumni reception

In this issue
National legal press applauds Dean Mazza's leadership; Summer brings opportunities for KU Law alumni to reconnect; KU Law faculty in the news; James K. Logan fund honors former KU Law dean; KU Law Magazine features Jayhawks in the legal academy; Alumni news
 


May 2013

Dean Stephen Mazza speaking at KU Law's 2013 Hooding Ceremony

In this issue
Law school honors top graduates for scholarship, leadership, service; Three distinguished alumni earn law school's highest honor; Professor Martin Dickinson honored with Steeples award; Student exposed to cutting edge environmental law at KU; Green Hall display to recognize most generous donors; Alumni news
 


April 2013

KU Law Class of 1963 at 50-year class reunion

In this issue
Rural & Solo Program takes students on Salina road trip; KU Law graduate tapped to lead Jana's Campaign; Alumnus lands clerkship at United States Tax Court; Book examines how climate change affects indigenous people; KU alumni and Shook, Hardy & Bacon set $1M goal for Advocacy Center; KU Law Review, Law Journal on social media; Alumni news
 


March 2013

Dean Mazza at the 2013 Diversity in Law Banquet

In this issue
Employment outcomes improve for Class of 2012; KU moot court team advances to international finals in Geneva; Professor's book examines lawyers, legal field in popular culture; 3L Class Gift Program encourages sustained giving; Alumni news

 


February 2013

Tai Chi Figure statue in the snow

In this issue
KU team advances to international rounds of moot court competition; KU medical-law student collaboration expanded; Alumna helps continue Law Journal's egalitarian legacy; Alumni news 

 


January 2013

Dean Stephen Mazza

In this issue
KU introduces accelerated program to earn bachelor's and law degrees; 2012 alumna starts legislative term as second-youngest woman ever elected to Kansas House; Nominate a candidate for the Distinguished Alumni Award; Spring 2013 calendar; Alumna establishes scholarship for future business lawyers; Alumni news 
 


December 2012

2012 Holiday Greeting

A holiday greeting from the KU Law family




 


November 2012

Dean Stephen Mazza at KU Law homecoming tailgate

In this issue
Kyrgyzstan visitors sign memorandum of understanding with KU Law; Drahozal advising federal agency on arbitration clauses in consumer contracts; Save the date: Tribal Law & Government Conference; Alumnus builds Indian Law Fund in memory of brother; Alumni news
 


October 2012

Dean Stephen Mazza at KU Law tailgate

In this issue
Outstanding advocacy starts at KU Law; KU graduates perform well on Kansas and Missouri bar exams; KU Law faculty in the news; Fun weekend ahead with reunion, homecoming festivities; Student scholarships top campaign priorities; Alumni news

 


September 2012

Dean Stephen Mazza in Dodge City

In this issue
Viewbook touts KU as 'law school where value matters'; Success story: Recent graduate nails first deposition; Scholarship Reception to honor donors, students; Matching gift program designed to encourage new, lapsed donors

 


August 2012

Orientation 2012

In this issue
Admissions efforts yield overwhelming success in challenging market; Faculty spotlight: Lou Mulligan; KU Law Reunion Weekend just around the corner; Two major gifts start capital campaign on strong footing

 


July 2012

Dean Stephen Mazza with dean of Marmara Law School

In this issue
Five new faculty members join KU Law roster; Feedback wanted for KU Law website redesign; KU Law summer alumni events continue; football tickets available for reunion weekend; Campaign gifts ramping up, but annual giving remains crucial

 


June 2012

Dean Stephen Mazza with Justice Clarence Thomas and Professor Stephen McAllister at U.S. Supreme Court

In this issue
Alumni sworn in to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; Students begin Journey to J.D. at law school camp; KU Law faculty in the news; KU Law summer alumni events continue

 


May 2012

Dean Stephen Mazza at graduation

In this issue
Law school hooding ceremony full of surprises; Alumni to gather in D.C. and Austin; Professor advocates ethics in international finance at Qatar Law Forum; Law alumni take leadership role on Campaign committees

 


April 2012

Dean Stephen Mazza at graduation

In this issue...
Two distinguished alumni earn law school's highest honor; Kansas City alumni gather in the Power & Light District; Law professor finds jurors have fewer rights than accused; 34 years and counting, alumnus makes KU Law a charitable priority

 


March 2012

Dean with prospective students at Admitted Students Day

In this issue
KU Law maintains integrity while responding to employment market; Judge John K. Pearson to speak at Friends of the Wheat Law Library event; KU Law professor to help with election law reform effort; Alumni couple makes generosity a habit

 


February 2012

Dean Stephen Mazza on Lights Out Energy Competition poster

In this issue
Return to Green CLE schedules lineup for 2012; KU moot court teams on impressive run; KU Law faculty set high bar for student accessibility; Alumni launch Law Journal Scholarship campaign

 


January 2012

New Office of Admissions

In this issue
Spring events offer variety of CLE, intellectual opportunities; Professor investigates rise of corporate social responsibility in China; Snell & Wilmer alumni establish full-ride scholarship; Join the KU Law Alumni Group on Facebook

 


November 2011

Dean Stephen Mazza at homecoming tailgate party

In this issue
Moot court teams excel at high-profile competitions; Professor recounts history of federal courts in KS with ‘Justice on the Prairie’; Alumnus directs gift from Kemper Trust to Project for Innocence; New KU Law Alumni Group on Facebook

 


October 2011

Bluebook Relays photo

In this issue
Law Review symposium to focus on arbitration; New staff members bolster KU Law team; KU Law faculty serve state, nation; Estate gift from Roy F. Proffitt creates discretionary fund

 


September 2011

Dean Stephen Mazza

In this issue
KU Law ranked 19th in nation for clinical opportunities; Meet the Class of 2014; 2011 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend; Nordling makes scholarship gift in honor of late husband

 


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Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks used at U.S. law schools
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 33 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,300+ alumni live in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries
  • Routinely ranked a “best value” law school
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 26th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • Nearly 800 employment interviews at law school, 2012-13
  • Top 25% for number of 2013 grads hired by the nation’s largest law firms