Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty
Courses Taught:
  • Electronic Discovery
Adjunct Faculty
Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy
Courses Taught:
  • Patent Practice
2016 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, Professor of Law and Co-Director of Indian Law Program, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
785-864-9213
403 Green Hall
Courses Taught:
  • Feminist Jurisprudence
  • Sex Crimes
  • Tribal Judicial Support Clinic
Courses Taught:
  • Business Planning Seminar
  • Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution
  • Labor Law

Stacey Donovan joined the Third Judicial District Public Defender’s Office as an assistant district defender after graduation from KU Law in 1997 and became the Chief District Defender in 2011. She became an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy in 2008. As a public defender, she defends indigent adults charged with felony crimes in Kansas District Court throughout the trial process. Her caseload consists of all types of felonies, with the majority of cases being sex offenses and person crimes. She has dual B.A. degrees from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and a J.D. from the University of Kansas.

Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy

 

Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy

Courses Taught:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Career History

Chief Judge, Seventh Judicial District, Douglas County, Kansas, 2002 - present; District Judge, Division One, Seventh Judicial District, Douglas County, Kansas, 1996 - present; Shareholder and Attorney, Riling, Burkhead, Fairchild, & Nitcher, Chtd., 1973 - 1996.

Adjunct Faculty
harpm@klsinc.org
Courses Taught:
  • Elder Law Externship
Adjunct Faculty
Courses Taught:
  • Estate Planning: Principles
Courses Taught:
  • Elections and Campaign Finance
  • First Amendment
Courses Taught:
  • Higher Education and the Law Seminar
  • Antitrust Law
Courses Taught:
  • Lawyering Skills
Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy
Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Elder Law
Director, 6th Semester in D.C. and Law & Public Policy Programs
Courses Taught:
  • Legislative Field Placement
  • Public Policy Practicum
Courses Taught:
  • Contract Drafting
Courses Taught:
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Seminar
Adjunct Faculty
Courses Taught:
  • Insurance

 

Courses Taught:
  • Indian Gaming
Courses Taught:
  • Executive Compensation
  • Pension and Employee Benefits Law
Adjunct Faculty
Courses Taught:
  • Electronic Discovery
Adjunct Faculty
Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy
Courses Taught:
  • Business Planning Seminar
  • Collective Bargaining and Dispute Resolution
  • Labor Law
Courses Taught:
  • Construction Law and Litigation

Courses Taught:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Career History

Chief Judge, Seventh Judicial District, Douglas County, Kansas, 2002 - present; District Judge, Division One, Seventh Judicial District, Douglas County, Kansas, 1996 - present; Shareholder and Attorney, Riling, Burkhead, Fairchild, & Nitcher, Chtd., 1973 - 1996.

Adjunct Faculty
harpm@klsinc.org
Courses Taught:
  • Elder Law Externship
Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy
Adjunct Faculty
Courses Taught:
  • Real Estate Finance
Courses Taught:
  • Elections and Campaign Finance
  • First Amendment
Courses Taught:
  • Business Planning Seminar
     

Stephanie Kalahurka is a partner with Fenimore Kay Harrison Ford, which has offices in Kansas City, Missouri, and Austin, Texas. She has significant legal, regulatory and operational experience in the financial institutions industry. She previously served as a financial examiner with the Texas Department of Banking. The sole focus of Ms. Kalahurka’s subsequent legal practice has been the corporate and regulatory representation of commercial banks, thrifts, holding companies, and other financial institutions.

Courses Taught:
  • Banking Law
Courses Taught:
  • Higher Education and the Law Seminar
  • Antitrust Law
Adjunct Faculty
Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy
Courses Taught:
  • Accounting for Lawyers
Adjunct Faculty
Courses Taught:
  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
Adjunct Faculty

Courses Taught:

  • Transactional LawMeet

Courses Taught:

  • Local Government Law

Robert Ramsdell practices with Thompson Ramsdell Qualseth & Warner, P.A. in Lawrence. He focuses on estate planning and probate administration while handling a variety of other civil matters.

Prior to law school, he served 21 years in the Army Field Artillery with assignments as diverse as teaching Economics on the faculty at West Point to serving as the Operations Officer of an MLRS rocket artillery battalion in Desert Storm. He completed his service as a lieutenant colonel teaching tactics at the Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Ramsdell has successfully tried jury trials in Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson, and Leavenworth counties and has chaired Medical Malpractice Screening Panels assigned by the Douglas County District Court. He is a Past-President of the Judge Hugh Means American Inn of Court and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Douglas County Estate Planning Council. 

Courses taught:

  • Estate Planning: Practice

 

Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy
Director, 6th Semester in D.C. and Law & Public Policy Programs
Courses Taught:
  • Legislative Field Placement
  • Public Policy Practicum
Courses Taught:
  • Contract Drafting
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