• Home
  • Return to Green 2014 Schedule

Return to Green 2014 Schedule

Friday, April 25, 2014 | 9:25 am - 3:20 pm
Stinson Leonard Street LLP Lecture Hall | 104 Green Hall

The law school will offer 5 hours of CLE credit, including 2 hours of ethics, in Kansas and Missouri. Downloadable materials for review and printing will be available in advance of the program. Materials will not be available the day of the CLE in a paper version. All materials must be accessed electronically.

Cancellation policy: All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100 percent. No refunds will be allowed after that time.

Questions? Contact Noelle Uhler at nuhler@ku.edu or 785-864-9281.

8:30-9:25 Registration and light breakfast
9:25-9:30 Dean's Welcome
Dean Stephen Mazza
9:30-10:20 An Insider's Guide to Resolving Legal Disputes (PDF)
Monte Vines, L'81, Adams Jones Law Firm PA
10:25-11:15 Recent Developments in IP Law (PDF)
Joan K. Archer, Ph.D., L'92, Husch Blackwell LLP
11:20-12:10 Supreme Court Update (PDF)
Professor Steve McAllister, L'88, KU School of Law
12:15-1:15 Lunch @ the Burge Union
1:30-2:20 Recent Disciplinary Developments (PDF) (ethics credit)
Stanton A. Hazlett, disciplinary administrator, Kansas Disciplinary Administrator's Office
2:25-3:20 Ethics for Good: KU Edition (PDF) (ethics credit)
Stanley Davis, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Mark D. Hinderks, L'82, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
The Hon. Steve Leben, L'82, Kansas Court of Appeals
3:40 Optional: Walk to Old Green Hall
Join Professor Martin Dickinson and current students for the annual trek to the law school's former home on the Hill.

Speaker bios

Monte Vines, L'81
Partner, Adams Jones Law Firm, P.A.

Monte Vines has focused his practice on the resolution of legal disputes, either in the context of formal litigation or without a lawsuit having been filed. The disputes he handles primarily involve business and commercial matters, real estate problems, trust or estate issues, and other general civil law matters including legal malpractice and legal ethics issues. Vines has practiced law in Wichita with the Adams Jones Law Firm, P.A. since 1981. His legal education was at the University of Kansas School of Law, Class of 1981, and his undergraduate education was at Newman University. He occasionally writes on legal topics, mostly on the resolution of legal disputes. Some of his articles can be found on his blog, www.montevines.com.

Steve McAllister
E.S. & Tom W. Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law

Prior to joining the KU Law faculty in 1993, Steve McAllister clerked for Justices Byron White and Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Richard Posner at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also was in private practice in the Washington, D.C., office of the Los Angeles law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He served as the first and only Solicitor of the State of Kansas from 1999 to 2003 and was dean of the law school from 2000 to 2005. He currently serves as the Solicitor General of Kansas, assisting the attorney general's office with important constitutional litigation, including briefing, arguing and winning for Kansas the case of Kansas v. Ventris (U.S. 2009). In November 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed McAllister to defend the judgment below in Bond v. United States, No. 09-1227. In that capacity, McAllister filed a merits brief, and he presented oral argument to the court on Feb. 22, 2011. He teaches Civil Rights Actions, Constitutional Law and Torts at KU.

Stanley D. Davis
Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Stan Davis has represented businesses, educational institutions and professionals in court in a wide variety of commercial, business tort, products liability, employment and regulatory disputes. He began his career in 1976 at Winthrop Stimson Putnam & Roberts (now Pilsbury Winthrop) in New York. After four years as a litigation associate, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York. From 1984 until he returned to private practice in 1993, Davis was professor of law at the University of Kansas, teaching evidence, torts, criminal law and trial courses of all types. During this time, he also taught evidence as a visiting professor at his alma mater (University of North Carolina), taught with the London Law Consortium affiliated with University College in London and was a founding partner of Advocacy Research Associates, a trial consulting firm based in Lawrence, Kan. Davis received a bachelor’s from the University of North Carolina in 1969 and his J.D from University of North Carolina School of Law in 1976.

Mark D. Hinderks, L’82
Managing Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Mark Hinderks is a proven advocate with broad successful experience in substantial business and public law litigation and arbitrations, including business purchase/sale cases, business and consumer class actions, patent and other intellectual property, securities litigation, industrial accidents and business contract disputes. He has also represented clients in substantial construction disputes concerning business, residential, industrial and public works projects. Hinderks has successfully defended business and governmental clients in many matters involving tens and hundreds of millions of dollars, and has also obtained multiple multi-million dollar judgments for business clients as plaintiffs. He is a frequent speaker and author on trial practice and attorney professional responsibility. Hinderks received his bachelor’s and J.D. from the University of Kansas.

The Hon. Steve A. Leben, L'82
Judge, Kansas Court of Appeals

After serving nearly 14 years as a district judge in Johnson County, Judge Leben joined the Court of Appeals in June 2007. At the time of his appointment, Leben was serving as president of the American Judges Association and was teaching a course at the University of Kansas School of Law. Before becoming a judge, Leben practiced law for 11 years in the Kansas city area — six years with the firm of Stinson, Mag & Fizzell (now Stinson Leonard Street LLP) and another five years in solo practice. His practice included general civil litigation, administrative law, personal injury litigation and family law. As a district judge, Leben's docket included civil, criminal and family law cases. He presided over two high-profile murder cases that were covered by the national news media. He obtained a bachelor’s with distinction in journalism from the University of Kansas in 1978 and his J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law in 1982.



Noelle Uhler
Director of External Relations

Return to Green CLE 2013: Register now
Return to Green CLE 2013: See the schedule

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: 28 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
  • 23rd nationally among public law schools. “When Lawyers Do the Grading,”
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • 37th: for number of law graduates who are partners at nation’s largest law firms