Photograph: Aïda M. Alaka.

Aïda M. Alaka

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
J.D., Loyola University Chicago, 1993
Contact Information:
785.670.1662
Room 203
"I am pleased to be a member of the Washburn Law faculty, a national leader in developing the very best lawyering skills in our students. With its strong dedication to student success, and outstanding resources in so many areas, Washburn Law is a dynamic learning environment. Teachers of law have the opportunity to make long-lasting contributions to the legal profession by assisting students develop the skills, knowledge and perspective to be excellent members of the profession. This is particularly true in the legal analysis, research and writing courses where students not only discover the power of language in the law but also skills that are the foundation of lawyering."

Before joining Washburn Law, Professor Alaka was a lecturer at the University of Kansas, where she taught courses in legal research and writing, race discrimination law and higher education law. Prior to that, she was a partner at the Chicago law firm of Winston & Strawn, focusing on employment law counseling and litigation. Professor Alaka was also a member of the litigation practice group at Holleb & Coff and was seconded to Sears, Roebuck and Company's corporate law department, where she counseled management on employment-law issues and managed litigation.

During law school, Professor Alaka was editor-in-chief of the Loyola University Law Journal and a staff writer for the Loyola University Consumer Law Reporter. She is licensed to practice in Kansas and Illinois and has been admitted to the bar of the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Employment Law
Support Staff
Donna McMurry
785.670.1662
Room 203
Penny Fell (class)
785.670.1669
Room 301
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