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Winter 2021 | Jayhawk Judges

In the winter 2021 issue of KU Law Magazine, we highlight four alumni judges. They represent a small sampling of KU Law graduates serving in the judiciary. The issue also includes a 25th anniversary celebration of the Tribal Law & Government Center. Plus alumni news and the Volunteer Honor Roll.
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Winter 2021 KU Law Magazine

Judge Jacy Hurst

Jayhawk Judges: Hon. Jacy Hurst, L’07

For Jacy Hurst, becoming a judge was a childhood dream. It was a path the Lawrence, Kansas native would come back to after years of litigation practice. Hurst joined in the Kansas Court of Appeals in 2021.
Mary Beck Briscoe

Jayhawk Judges: Hon. Mary Beck Briscoe, L’73

During her nearly five-decade legal career, Mary Beck Briscoe has handled thousands of cases and held multiple groundbreaking appointments. And despite taking senior status in 2021, Judge Briscoe hasn’t slowed down.
Amy Fellows Cline

Jayhawk Judges: Hon. Amy Fellows Cline, L’00

Joining the Kansas Court of Appeals in February 2021 was a final step toward being ‘100% in public service,’ says Amy Fellows Cline. Before joining the court, Cline practiced in a range of areas across Kansas.
Layatalati Hill

Jayhawk Judges: Layatalati Hill, L’12

Layatalati Hill always knew he wanted to do work that helped people. As chief trial court for the Oneida Judiciary in Wisconsin, Hill is giving back to his community, working with a court that oversees a wide range of civil cases.

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