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

James M. Concannon

Chapters in Books

"Witnesses" (Chapter 18), "Relevance & Extrinsic Policies Affecting Admissibility" (Chapter 19), "Judicial Notice" (Chapter 22), "Privileges" (Chapter 23), Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th ed. (Kansas Bar Association, 2016).

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.

Conferences Planned

Workshop Organizer, "Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 29-30, 2016.

Burke W. Griggs

Media Contacts

Quoted, "What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water's Gone?," National Geographic, August 2016 (also contributed to the map foldout on water law).

Randall L. Hodgkinson

Book Chapters

"Making the Record in Appellate Court" (Chapter 25), Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th ed. (Kansas Bar Association, 2016).

"Diversion" (Chapter 5), Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th ed. (Kansas Bar Association, 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.

L. Ali Khan

Other Publications

Legal Commentaries

"Gingrich Is Mistaken On Shariah Deportations," The Huffington Post, July 17, 2016.

Law and Literature

"The Hazards of Being a Scholar," The Huffington Post, July 24, 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

Essays and Other Shorter Works

"Beyond Bargaining: Consequences Of NLRB’s Graduate Students Decision," The Huffington Post, August 29, 2016.

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.

Conferences Planned

Workshop Organizer, "Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 29-30, 2016.

Professional Service

Chair, Kansas Bar Association Diversity Committee, 2016-2017.

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.