Photograph: Ellen Byers.

Ellen Byers

Visiting Associate Professor of Law
B.S., Kansas State University, 1973
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1976
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1981
Contact Information:
Room 208
"Law revolves around language and the aptitude one has with the language. Sometimes students don't realize how carefully language must be observed and how specifically it must be used. I work to increase students' understanding and appreciation of the legal language."

Professor Byers has experience as a trial attorney, having practiced in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., and as Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Antonio, Texas. Her civil litigation solo practice had an emphasis in wrongful death and commercial litigation. She also served as a Visiting Professor of Law at St. Mary's University School of Law. Professor Byers is licensed to practice in Kansas, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the District of Columbia.

Professor Byers teaches in the law school's Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing Program.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Legal Analysis, Research and Writing
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