Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2016-June 2017

Linda Henry Elrod

Presentations

"Is America Ready for Arbitration in Family Law?" Conference on Culture, Dispute Resolution and the Modernised Family, sponsored by the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice, King's College London, England, July 7, 2016.

Professional Service

As Reporter for the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act, met with the drafting committee and presented the FLAA to the Uniform Law Commission for its approval at its annual meeting in Stowe, Vermont, July 11-12, 2016.

Emily Grant

Presentations

"Legal Writing Concepts and Issues," Kansas Women Attorneys Association conference, CLE session, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 16, 2016.

"Beyond Best Practices: Lessons from Tina Stark about the First Day of School," 17th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, Portland, Oregon, July 11, 2016.

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Presentations

"The History of Legal Writing, Part II: The Genesis of the Modern Legal Writing Program," 17th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, Portland, Oregon, July 13, 2016.

Tonya Kowalski

Conferences Planned

Co-Chair, "Thriving in a Time of Change," 17th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, Portland, Oregon, July 10-13, 2016.

Joseph P. Mastrosimone

Presentations

"Get 'em Writing: The Many Benefits (and Few Detriments) of a First Day Writitng Assignment," 17th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, Portland, Oregon, July 11, 2016.

Mary Kreiner Ramirez

Media

Quoted, "A Bank Too Big to Jail," The New York Times, July 15, 2016.

Because faculty scholarship and professional activity play such significant roles in the education of Washburn University School of Law students and development of the law, the Washburn Law faculty devotes significant effort to be recognized experts in their respective areas of work. Each year, members of the faculty at Washburn Law produce numerous articles that are published in nationally recognized law reviews, participate on programs around the world, and serve as leaders of important professional organizations. This activity connects the faculty and law school to the legal academy at large, enabling the faculty to bring information and attributes from such efforts back to the classroom to enrich the students' educational experience.

Scholarly and professional programs offered at Washburn Law also enrich the law school's intellectual community. The maintenance of an intellectual atmosphere is crucial in the legal profession — a profession of learned members. Students who participate in any of the many activities that law school offers will be better prepared for the intellectual demands of the legal profession. The combination of world-class scholars, rich scholarly programs, and a welcoming environment make studying at Washburn Law rewarding for our students and further encourages faculty scholarship.