Tribal law conference to explore Indian gaming

Monday, March 06, 2017

LAWRENCE — American Indian law scholars and advocates will gather in Lawrence this week to discuss legal issues surrounding Indian gaming. The 21st annual Tribal Law & Government Conference, "Indian Gaming in the 21st Century," will take place Friday, March 10, at the University of Kansas School of Law. The conference is open to the public.

“The 470-plus gaming facilities in Indian country grossed over $29 billion dollars in 2015,” said Elizabeth Kronk Warner, director of KU Law’s Tribal Law & Government Center. “The industry has a profound impact on Indian country and the entire nation. By discussing these important issues, KU Law is at the forefront of legal matters facing native communities.”

Jonodev Chaudhuri, chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, will deliver the keynote address. A member of the Muscogee Creek tribe, Chaudhuri oversees the regulation of more than 450 Indian gaming facilities associated with nearly 242 tribes across 28 states. He formerly served as senior counselor to the Department of the Interior’s assistant secretary for Indian affairs, providing guidance on policy issues ranging from gaming, to economic development and energy, to tribal recognition.

Other presenters:

  • Richard Frias, partner, Frias Indian Law and Policy
  • Steven Light, associate vice president for academic affairs and co-director, Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy, University of North Dakota
  • Yonne Tiger, attorney at law
  • Russ Brien, attorney, Brien Law LLC
  • Mark Dodd, executive director, Kansas State Gaming Agency
  • Kaighn Smith Jr., Drummond Woodsum, Attorneys at Law

Chaudhuri’s address will be followed by two panel discussions exploring hot topics in Indian gaming. The program will conclude with a presentation on ethical obligations in affirmative tribal sovereignty matters.

Six hours of CLE credit, including one hour of ethics, are approved in Kansas and Missouri. Preview the schedule on the conference website.

KU students advance to national finals in transactional law competition

Thursday, March 02, 2017

LAWRENCE – A team of University of Kansas School of Law students will compete in the finals of the National Transactional LawMeet this month after winning the regional round in Kansas City.

The law school sent three teams to the regional competitions, which offer a “moot court” experience for students with aspirations to practice transactional law. Jake Ediger of Topeka, Justine Koehle of Woodland, California, and Alison Kryzer of Wichita were named finalists in Kansas City, Missouri. Craig Boyd of Dallas, Elizabeth Hanus of Elm Grove, Wisconsin, and Taylor Ray of Atchison were named regional semifinalists in Dallas, where they also won the prize for best draft agreement.

Teams were assigned to represent either the buyers or sellers of a business. Over the course of two months, they drafted a purchase agreement, interviewed their clients and marked up opposing teams’ drafts. Last Friday, 84 teams met at seven regional sites to negotiate a resolution. Two teams from each region were selected to compete in the national rounds on March 31 in New York.

“Participating in the Transactional LawMeet has been a great opportunity to experience what it really means to be a transactional attorney,” Kryzer said. “I was initially intimidated because my only experience with transactional work has been in the classroom; however, with the help of the Transactional LawMeet coaches, I gained confidence along the way with their invaluable feedback and advice.”

Competition judges included partners from leading law firms, corporate general counsels and other senior practitioners. They chose finalists after evaluating which teams most adeptly combine their lawyering skills, drafting, marking-up and negotiating techniques with their knowledge of corporate and other facets of business law and business sense to develop innovative solutions to negotiate a draft agreement.

For its Kansas City victory, KU competed with teams from Baylor, Emory, Northwestern, Notre Dame, William & Mary and Missouri. In Dallas, competitors included Baylor, Duke, Colorado, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee. With a winning team, a runner-up team and an award for best draft, KU tied for second place in regional round performance.

Centennial Teaching Professor Webb Hecker and KU law alumni and adjunct professors Ken Lynn, Class of 1981, and Kelley Sears, Class of 1974, coached the teams in preparation for the competition. Three practicing attorneys also provided expert feedback: Jeb Bayer, Class of 1980, Brian Wolf, Class of 2008, and Stan Woodworth, Class of 1978.

“We put in countless hours of work and are happy it paid off,” Koehle said. “We are honored and excited to represent KU Law at the National Meet.”

Ediger seconded Koehle’s excitement about representing the Jayhawks in New York. “We have a lot of hard work in front of us to get prepared,” he said. “Having great teammates and coaches makes it enjoyable.”Jayhawks in New York. “We have a lot of hard work in front of us to get prepared,” he said. “Having great teammates and coaches makes it enjoyable.”

PHOTOS: Top: Jake Ediger, Justine Koehle and Alison Kryzer, pictured with Professor Webb Hecker, were named regional finalists in Kansas City, Missouri. Bottom: Elizabeth Hanus, Craig Boyd and Taylor Ray, also pictured with Hecker, were named regional semifinalists in Dallas, where they also won the prize for best draft agreement.


Free KU clinic to help clients expunge criminal record, start with 'clean slate'

Monday, February 20, 2017

LAWRENCE – People who have been arrested or convicted of crimes often face barriers to employment, housing or other opportunities – even long after they have served their sentences.

The University of Kansas School of Law Legal Aid Clinic and Douglas County Legal Aid Society Inc. will host a free clinic this weekend to help people who find themselves in this situation get a fresh start. The “Clean Slate” Expungement Clinic will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutritional Kitchen (LINK), First Christian Church, 221 W. 10th St. The clinic will overlap with LINK’s community meal, served from 1 to 2 p.m. that day.

An expungement seals an arrest record or conviction from public view, with certain exceptions.

“In many cases, people are eligible to petition for expungement but haven’t been able to because they need help navigating the legal system or cannot afford the legal fees,” said Meredith Schnug, associate director of KU’s Legal Aid Clinic. “This clinic can help obtain a fresh start for people who meet the requirements of the expungement laws and who qualify for free legal services.”

The Legal Aid Clinic will provide free legal representation to eligible individuals seeking to expunge records in Douglas County District Court and/or Lawrence Municipal Court. The clinic can accept clients with income up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level. Clients who do not qualify for a waiver of the filing fee will need to pay those court costs, but no attorney’s fees, as long as they are eligible for services. After the Feb. 25 clinic, clients will need to attend one additional appointment and any required court hearings with their attorney.

The Legal Aid Clinic at the KU School of Law offers students the opportunity to fine-tune their lawyering skills in a fast-paced, live-client setting by representing low-income clients under the careful guidance and thoughtful teaching of supervising attorneys. Since 1967, the Legal Aid Clinic has been working to secure “justice for and to protect the rights of the needy” in a wide range of civil and misdemeanor criminal cases.

For more details about the expungement process, visit the Facts about Expungement in Kansas page on the Kansas Legal Services website. For questions, contact the KU Legal Aid Clinic at 785-864-5564.

Law journal symposium will explore future of grasslands

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

LAWRENCE — Grasslands play a crucial role in our planet’s ecological, social and economic health, but environmental degradation threatens this fragile ecosystem. Policymakers must balance agricultural development with conservation efforts to ensure that this precious resource remains for future generations.

Legal scholars and environmental advocates will gather in Lawrence this week to discuss these themes at the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy’s annual symposium. “Grasslands: Balancing Preservation and Agriculture in the World’s Most Imperiled Ecosystem” will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the University of Kansas School of Law.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register and preview the complete schedule online.

“Both worldwide and here in Kansas, prairies and grasslands play a crucial role in the health not only of humans but of countless other species,” said John Head, professor of law and a panelist at this year’s symposium. “For soil conservation, biological diversity, animal habitat, recreation and carbon sequestration, grasslands are irreplaceable. Unfortunately, they have been deeply degraded, so drawing attention to what protections can be put in place or strengthened is important and timely. This symposium promises to contribute to a worldwide effort aimed at ensuring that such protections are robust, thereby serving the interests of generations to come.”

Environmental law scholar John Nagle will open the symposium with a keynote address on “Restoring the Prairie with the Endangered Species Act,” followed by panels on balancing grassland preservation and agricultural use, and grassland preservation in the management of public and private lands.

Speakers include:

  • Timothy Crews, director of research and lead scientist, Ecology Program, The Land Institute
  • John Davidson, professor emeritus of law, University of South Dakota School of Law
  • Robert Glicksman, J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • John Head, Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor, KU School of Law
  • Ron Klataske, executive director, The Audubon of Kansas
  • John Nagle, John N. Matthews Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law
  • Irma Russell, Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair in Law, The Constitution, and Society, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Lijuan Xing, assistant professor, City University of Hong Kong School of Law

Scholarship associated with the program will be published in a future issue of the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. Contact Symposium Editor Lindsay Schermer at for more information.

Law students, Legal Services for Students assisting with free tax preparation

Monday, February 13, 2017

LAWRENCE – As tax season gets underway, two University of Kansas groups are offering free tax preparation services for those who qualify.

KU Law students with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will prepare returns for taxpayers who are residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois; who earn less than $54,000 per household per year; and who do not itemize their deductions. The program runs from Feb. 15 through April 17.

Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare and electronically file their federal and state tax returns for free via the LSS website if their income was $64,000 or less in 2016. International students and staff at KU may also prepare their taxes using free software with no income limit.

Last year, KU Law students prepared about 225 federal and state tax returns. LSS directly prepared 183 returns in 2016 and assisted more than 1,700 individuals in preparing their own returns through the tax workshops at the Budig computer lab. View the workshop schedule (PDF). For more information about tax assistance provided by Legal Services for Students, contact the office at 785-864-5665 or

“The tax preparation workshops are a great way for students and staff to learn about properly preparing and filing their own tax returns,” said Jo Hardesty, director of Legal Services for Students. “LSS tax attorneys and KU Law student interns are available at the workshops to assist and answer any questions that may arise.”

The VITA program operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and the number of preparers varies with the site. Those seeking assistance are encouraged to arrive near the start of each session. Taxpayers should bring proof of identification and all relevant documentation, including proof of income, expenditures and health insurance-related documents. For more information, call 785-864-9227.

Law students Andrew Jorgenson and Jordan Haas are coordinating this year’s VITA program, with about 25 other law students helping to prepare returns. Stephen Mazza, dean of the law school and professor of tax-related law, serves as the VITA faculty coordinator.

“VITA provides great value to the community and KU students,” Jorgenson said. “It gives KU Law students practical experience with tax law and customer service while also helping individuals who seek an alternative to paying a professional or risking error in preparing their own returns.”

Taxes are due on Tuesday, April 18, instead of Saturday, April 15, this year due to the federal observance of Emancipation Day. 

Spring 2017 VITA Schedule


6–8:45 p.m., Green Hall, Wheat Law Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 1535 W. 15th St.


3-5:45 p.m., Green Hall, Wheat Law Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 1535 W. 15th St.


Noon-2 p.m., Penn House, 1035 Pennsylvania St.*

3-4:45 p.m., Ballard Center, 708 Elm St.**

5:15-6:30 p.m., Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority Resident Services, 1600 Haskell Ave., Apt. 187


10-11:45 a.m., Green Hall, Wheat Law Library, 3rd Floor Computer Lab, 1535 W. 15th St.

* Sessions will be held at Penn House on Feb. 16, March 2, March 16, April 6 and April 13. Sessions run Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Monday, April 17. No sessions will be held on Feb. 22 (Wednesday), Feb. 27 (Monday), or March 18-26 (University of Kansas spring break).

** Sessions will be held at Ballard Center on Feb. 23, March 9, March 30, April 6 and April 13.

Law school recognized for commitment to community service

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks highly among law schools contributing the most in legal services to their local communities, according to a national publication.

The Winter 2017 issue of PreLaw Magazine lists KU Law on its Community Service Leaders honor roll for “schools with the greatest community impact.” During the 2015-2016 academic year, KU Law students completed 18,725 pro bono service hours – an average of 52 hours per student – through law school clinics, field placements and other service opportunities.

Students represented elderly clients who needed assistance with benefits, grandparent visitation or advance directives through the Elder Law Field Placement. They reviewed claims of actual innocence and constitutional violations from people incarcerated in state and federal prison in Kansas through the Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies. They assisted medical patients whose health issues might have legal solutions through the Medical-Legal Partnership. They prepared tax returns for low-income adults through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and more.

“At KU Law, we have long encouraged students to make a commitment to pro bono service as part of their professional lives,” said Stephen Mazza, dean of the law school. “Lawyers — and law students — have specialized skills, and with those skills comes a responsibility to serve. Performing pro bono service in law school is an excellent way to give back to the community while gaining hands-on legal experience that enriches our students’ legal education and better prepares them for practice.”

Beginning with the Class of 2017, KU Law will formally recognize these efforts through its new Pro Bono Program. Students who complete 50 hours of pro bono service during their law school career will be honored at graduation, and students who complete 15 hours or more of pro bono service during a single academic year will be recognized on the annual Pro Bono Honor Roll.

Third-year law student Karly Weigel is among those working toward Pro Bono Distinction. As a volunteer ombudsman with the Kansas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office, she works as an advocate at a Lawrence nursing home facility, helping residents navigate a range of care and treatment issues.

“I use many of the mediation and listening techniques from my law school course on alternative dispute resolution,” Weigel said. “Building relationships with the residents has allowed me to use my classroom knowledge in a real-world setting while giving back to the Lawrence community. KU Law’s new Pro Bono Program is a great way for students to be recognized for their service outside of the classroom.”

Pro bono service is uncompensated, supervised, law-related work that benefits the public. KU Law’s 2015-2016 pro bono service hours by program:

  • Criminal Prosecution Field Placement: 1,440
  • Elder Law Field Placement: 1,040
  • Field Placement Program: 7,400
  • Kansas Supreme Court Research Practicum: 1,020
  • Legal Aid Clinic: 3,262
  • Medical-Legal Partnership: 1,200
  • Project for Innocence: 2,783
  • Tribal Judicial Support Clinic: 480
  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance): 100.

KU to host international comparative law workshop

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

LAWRENCE — Legal scholars from around the world will gather in Lawrence this week to present their research on contemporary law and business issues. The American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) Younger Comparativists Committee’s Third Annual Comparative Business and Financial Law Workshop will explore topics ranging from Islamic commercial law to consumer financial protection and Chinese corporate governance.

“The workshop is an opportunity for younger comparative scholars to engage with a group of interdisciplinary commentators around cutting-edge issues in business law and financial regulation,” said Virginia Harper Ho, University of Kansas professor of law and current chair of the Younger Comparativists Committee. “KU Law has a strong tradition as a member of the ASCL, and this workshop is a great complement to our international and comparative law program. It’s also an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from the KU School of Business, who will be participating as commentators.” 

The program will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, at the KU School of Law in Green Hall.

The objective of the program is to provide comments to works in progress to help authors move their projects forward. Presenters will share their research, while commentators and colleagues provide feedback and discussion.

Composed of more than 100 institutional sponsor members, the ASCL is the United States’ leading organization promoting the comparative study of law. The group’s Younger Comparativists Committee aims to engage and support early-career scholars in the study of comparative law.

Visit the KU Law website for a complete schedule and list of presenters and commentators. Support for this program is provided by Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP, an international trade law firm.

Law student Kriston Guillot recognized among KU Men of Merit

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

LAWRENCE — Sixteen students, faculty and staff have been selected as University of Kansas Men of Merit, recognized for positively defining masculinity through challenging cultural norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to the university and/or the community.

A reception will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. A short ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m. to individually recognize and honor each man for his campus and community contributions.

This year’s honorees:

  • Harrison Baker — senior, psychology and human sexuality
  • Jeff Chasen — associate vice provost, institutional compliance
  • Hunter Finch — graduate student, higher education administration, University Career Center
  • W. Matthew Gillispie — clinical associate professor, speech-language-hearing: sciences & disorders
  • Kriston Guillot — law student, intern at Legal Services for Students
  • Vikram Lakhanpal — senior, engineering physics
  • Rayfield Lawrence II — sophomore, sociology
  • Juan Pablo Marroquin — senior, journalism & mass communications
  • Dan McCarthy — academic adviser
  • Abdoulie Njai — senior, human biology and pre-med
  • Sam Eastes — senior, journalism and global & international studies
  • Loïc Njiakin — senior, neurobiology, minor in English
  • Joshua Robinson — graduate student, public affairs & administration, city management intern, city of Overland Park
  • Reza Barati — assistant professor, chemical & petroleum engineering
  • Casey James Douglas— junior, sport management
  • Chris Sowa (posthumous) — KU Student Housing

The KU Men of Merit poster campaign was created in 2009 by former KU football player Gary Green. This project is coordinated and sponsored by the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity.

Current research supports the important role gender plays in college students’ identity development and academic achievement. Studies indicate that nationally, male students are less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree than female students. In addition, men are less likely to engage in volunteer activities and participate in student clubs and organizations. This growing gender gap points to the need for college campuses to address the disparity and create mechanisms for increasing men’s involvement, engagement and achievement.

This poster aims to increase awareness of the importance of education and involvement in men’s lives, inspire campus men to take an active role in their college experience and provide role models and mentors for men to be successful. The poster features a quote from creator Gary Green: “It’s not about how many things you’re strong enough to tear down. It’s about how many things you are brave enough to build up with love.”

Posters will be available at the reception, in the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity office, and can be requested by contacting the office.

Sponsors and assistance with this poster include the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, the Office of Diversity and Equity and the Larken Photo & Video Co.

Law professor outlines steps to achieve global, sustainable agriculture

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

LAWRENCE — Around the world, more land is being converted into agricultural production to feed the growing global population. However, the current model of agriculture is unsustainable, uses unprecedented amounts of fossil-carbon energy and contributes to pollution, water degradation and other problems. A University of Kansas law professor has written a book calling for support of a revolution in agriculture and outlines the legal, national and international political innovations that would be required to make it happen.

John Head, Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor of Law at KU, has written “International Law and Agroecological Husbandry: Building Legal Foundations for a New Agriculture.” The book first outlines the “extractive agriculture” system the modern world has used for the last few centuries and its unsustainability. Head then explores the prospects for transitioning to a system that could produce grains perennially and achieve adequate yields to feed the world while reducing problems such as climate change and soil degradation.

“How can we use international law and international institutions to facilitate the transition to a natural-system agriculture? My impression has been that those engaged in crop research efforts feel that if they come up with the right answer as a scientific and technological matter, then agriculture will be somewhat easily changed,” Head said. “I doubt that will be the case. I see it as a progression that has several elements and will take a great deal of international cooperation.”

Head, who grew up on a farm in northeast Missouri and has practiced international and comparative law, emphasizes his support for research being done at organizations such as the Land Institute in Salina. The institute, along with other research bodies around the world, is studying how to develop high-yield grain crops that could produce food year after year without replanting. Drawing inspiration from native grassland ecosystems such as those of the prairies that once covered North America’s Great Plains, the scientific efforts aim not only to develop crops that are perennial — wheat, for instance, that would not require yearly land preparation, planting and intense weed and pest control efforts — but that are also grown in mixtures with other plants. If successful, research efforts at the Land Institute and elsewhere would revolutionize the way agriculture can be practiced around the world, Head wrote.

“What they’ve achieved makes it pretty clear that it is possible to move from annual crops in a monoculture to perennial crops in a polyculture and produce adequate yields,” Head said of research at the Land Institute and other organizations.

The book goes on to outline the steps necessary to make a global transition to an agro-ecological system possible. Perhaps most importantly, expanded funding of research into perennial grain production is vital. Policy makers, governments and private donors around the world increasing the funding available for such work could greatly expedite progress and allow for new discoveries, Head wrote.

Also central to agricultural reform, Head said, would be a shift away from traditional agricultural subsidies and subsidies for the fossil carbon industry. These and other initiatives would confront obstacles, but Head outlines how they could be possible and urges that they are necessary to put the world’s agriculture on a sustainable footing.

“We have a nonsustainable form of agriculture now. That’s not a surprise to anyone,” Head said. “I don’t think there is a lack of agreement that there is a lot of downside to our current system.”

“International Law and Agroecological Husbandry” also calls for American leadership in agricultural reform in the form of a 50-year farm bill. Such a bill could take a much broader, big-picture approach to the evolution of agriculture and necessary changes, instead of focusing on five-year terms as it does now. It could also serve as a model for other countries around the world.

“In that respect, I elaborate quite a bit on an idea that Wes Jackson and Wendell Berry detailed in a New York Times column about a 50-year farm bill that would take a long-term look at this transition,” Head said.

The book also examines how a new global treaty could be used as an international tool to advance an agroecological system. Agreements between nations to support research and the implementation of such a system could both serve as a mechanism to help nations work together and as an incentive to continue to make progress.

Finally, Head includes a chapter exploring the idea of sovereignty and how moving to a more modern, revised version of the idea could facilitate progress in agriculture as well as numerous other international concerns. Currently, sovereignty is heavily dependent on 16th and 17th century ideas on what it means for a nation to be sovereign. Head has already begun work on a new book about how new ideas of sovereignty could be developed and how they could create international collaboration that is more representative and effective.

There is good scientific evidence and progress around the world to suggest that fundamental agricultural reform is possible, if given the proper support, Head said. This period in history could be a key moment in making a monumental transition that would help continue to feed the world while addressing many of the problems in the current model of growing the globe’s food.

Photo: The Land Institute, Salina. Courtesy the Land Institute.

KU law students capture regional title, advance in National Moot Court Competition

Thursday, December 01, 2016

KU Law students Ashley Billam and Sam LaRoque

LAWRENCE – A pair of University of Kansas School of Law students is heading to New York City after winning first place in the regional rounds of the prestigious National Moot Court Competition.

Ashley Billam, of Olathe, and Sam LaRoque, of Shawnee — both second-year law students at KU — defeated the University of Oklahoma to capture the title during the regional competition Nov. 18-19 at Washburn University School of Law. They also won the award for best petitioner brief. Billam and LaRoque will represent KU at nationals Jan. 30-Feb 2, 2017, in New York.

“We both poured a lot into preparing, and I’m very glad it paid off and we get to move on to nationals,” LaRoque said. “Arguing the final round in front of a panel that included the chief justice of the Kansas Supreme Court was a real thrill.” Kansas Supreme Court Justices Lawton Nuss and Dan Biles and Kansas Appeals Court Judge Steve Leben presided over the final round. Judges do not learn which schools the teams represent until the competition concludes.

More than 120 schools compete each year in the National Moot Court Competition. Sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the New York City Bar, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious moot court tournaments in the nation.

“Competition in our region is fierce,” said team coach Pam Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU’s Moot Court Program. “Placing first really speaks highly of our KU team’s talent. Sam and Ashley worked very hard and deserve this success.”

Third-year law students Kriston Guillot, of Shawnee, and Erica McCabe, of Emporia, also broke into the quarterfinals in Topeka. During the competition, KU students bested teams from the University of Oklahoma, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Nebraska.

Billam gained confidence from the experience.

“Moot court was an extremely challenging but fun experience that helped me overcome my fear of public speaking,” she said. “As 2Ls competing for the first time, we never expected to get past regionals.”

Photo: From left, Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, KU Law students Ashley Billam and Sam LaRoque, Kansas Appeals Court Judge Steve Leben, and Kansas Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles.


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