Director of Professional Development
B.A., University of Kansas, 1991
J.D., University of Kansas, 1996
Margann Bennett is Director of Professional Development and Pro Bono at Washburn University School of Law where she advises law students and alumni on career options, job search strategies, and making the transition to professional employment. In addition to career planning responsibilities, Margann coordinates the Washburn Law Pro Bono Program. She is active in the Kansas Bar Association and currently chairs its CLE committee and serves on the Access to Justice committee. For this involvement, she was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the KBA in 2008. Prior to joining Washburn Law, Margann practiced at Hershberger, Patterson, Jones & Roth in Wichita, Kansas, and at Shook Hardy & Bacon in Overland Park, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. At Shook Hardy, Margann was a litigation associate in both the Labor & Employment and the Pharmaceutical & Medical Device divisions. She also served as a Corporate Account Manager with Thomson-Reuters (Westlaw) before joining Washburn Law in 2003. Margann's degrees are from the University of Kansas: a B.A. in 1991 and a J.D. in 1996.