2015-2016 Student Ambassadors

Washburn Law Student Ambassadors are active in the recruiting of prospective students, providing tours of the law school, and assisting the Admissions Office in a variety of special events.

Our Student Ambassadors are happy to talk with you about their experiences at Washburn Law.

Photograph: Candice Alcaraz.Candice Alcaraz — 3L
Undergraduate School: Truman State University
Undergraduate Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown/State: Chicago, Illinois

"Before Washburn, I was content with my fear of public speaking. During my 1L year, I nearly passed out from fright as I approached the podium to deliver my first oral argument. I was more than prepared by my professor and I did great. I enjoyed it so much that I joined the Moot Court Council and competed on behalf of the school. The confidence it gave me will be with me for the rest of my life as I speak and speak well."

Photograph: Lauren Amrein.Lauren Amrein — 3L
Undergraduate School: Baker University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Hometown/State: Topeka, Kansas

"One of my favorite things about Washburn Law is the emphasis on student's learning. Washburn Law places each student with a study group led by a 2L or 3L and the main goal is to help with all aspects of transitioning into a legal education. My study group gave me reassurance, explanation, different perspectives, and a better way to learn the material outside of the classroom. I also value the professors' willingness to meet outside of their office hours to make sure students have every opportunity to achieve success."

Photograph: Kayla Bennett.Kayla Bennett — 3L
Undergraduate School: University of Kansas
Undergraduate Majors: Political Science; Communication Studies
Hometown/State: Lawrence, Kansas

"I was recently matched up with a mentor through the Women's Legal Forum and the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka program. It is going to be a great experience to learn from someone who works in my specialty area of interest."

Photograph: Erica Bowden.Erica Bowden — 2L
Undergraduate School: University of Florida
Undergraduate Major: Classics
Hometown/State: Overland Park, Kansas

"I traveled across the country to attend Washburn Law and I couldn't be happier with my decision. Here, I met people who have quickly become my family and my support system. I feel very at home in the close-knit community that opened its arms and gave me a place to feel comfortable."

Photograph: Tori Chundak.Annmarie "Tori" Chundak — 3L
Undergraduate School: Rowan University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Hometown/State: Fords, New Jersey

"When I came to Washburn I was met with faculty and staff that actually know your name and truly want to help, this is something I never saw in my other University experiences."

Photograph: Joseph Dempewolf.Joseph Dempewolf — 2L
Undergraduate School: Emporia State University
Undergraduate Major: Marketing
Hometown/State: Topeka, Kansas

"The commitment to student success at Washburn Law is phenomenal. The professors genuinely want the students to succeed and go above and beyond to make that happen."

Photograph: Collin Huerter.Collin Huerter — 2L
Undergraduate School: Kansas State University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science, International Studies
Hometown/State: Topeka, Kansas

"I never thought Washburn Law could provide me more support than they did when I received a full ride scholarship. But, when I arrived on campus, I immediately became involved, felt able to engage in the classroom, and learned instantly that my success is a priority here. Following in my dad's footsteps and coming to Washburn Law was the best decision I made, and I'm glad to call it a family tradition."

Photograph: Matthew Langworthy.Matthew "Matt" Langworthy — 2L
Undergraduate School: Washburn University
Undergraduate Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown/State: Derby, Kansas

"An aspect about Washburn University School of Law that stood out to me most was the cordial atmosphere. It is nice knowing that if you are struggling with something all you need to do is approach a professor and they are more than willing to take the time out of their schedule to help you. The same can be said for your classmates. It is a community of people working together to achieve a common goal: becoming an attorney!"

Photograph: Timothy Laughlin.Timothy "Tim" Laughlin — 2L
Undergraduate School: Baker University
Undergraduate Major: Sociology
Hometown/State: Waterville, Kansas

"In particular, Washburn Law has provided me with ample outlets in seeking help. Whether it be through the faculty, administration, or even my own peers, Washburn Law has been great in accommodating my needs as a student."

Photograph: Donald McClellan.Donald "Donny" McClellan — 2L
Undergraduate School: Utah Valley University
Undergraduate Major: Philosophy
Hometown/State: Denver, Colorado

"There is definitely a friendly, family-like atmosphere here."

Photograph: Ethan McInteer.Ethan McInteer — 2L
Undergraduate School: Kansas State University
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Hometown/State: Dodge City, Kansas

"Washburn Law is committed to bringing students, professors, and other staff together who, like myself, are driven and dedicated to advancing legal education."

Photograph: Colin Reynolds.John "Colin" Reynolds — 3L
Undergraduate School: Kansas State University
Undergraduate Major: Communication Studies
Hometown/State: Topeka, Kansas

"I chose Washburn Law because of the school's strong emphasis on practical skills. Through both classes and extracurricular activities I have been able to gain and hone the skills I need to go out and litigate real cases."

Photograph: Kathryn Wright.Kathryn "Kate" Wright — 2J
Undergraduate School: Kansas State University
Undergraduate Major: Economics
Hometown/State: Topeka, Kansas

"Washburn was never really on my radar, but after making the decision to attend law school I knew I needed to consider Washburn. After my first few days here I knew it was an atmosphere that most law schools do not possess. The professors are incredibly knowledgeable without being condescending, the students are friendly and helpful, and most importantly everyone wishes for you to succeed in whatever you want to do."

Photograph: Erin Zoglmann.Erin Zoglmann — 2L
Undergraduate School: University of Kansas
Undergraduate Major: Political Science
Hometown/State: Wellington, Kansas

"When choosing which law school to attend, I really wanted to go to a school where I felt genuinely wanted. I immediately got that feeling from the first time I set foot inside Washburn Law. The faculty is so welcoming and friendly, it is hard to not feel at home!"