Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2014-June 2015

Aïda M. Alaka

Articles in Magazines

"Removing Research Blinders: Controlling the Research Expenses of Recent Graduates," 83:7 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 18 (July/August 2014).

Andrea J. Boyack

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Muddying the Waterfall," 67 Arkansas Law Review 225 (2014) (co-authored with William E. Foster).

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Common Interest Community Covenants and the Freedom of Contract Myth," 22 Journal of Law and Policy 767 (2014).

Chapters in Books

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," (chapter 2), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2014) (co-authored with Amy Deen Westbrook and Lori A. McMillan).

Presentations

"American Dream in Flux: The Endangered Right to Lease a Home," 2014 SEALS (Southeastern Association of Law Schools) Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Florida, August 2, 2014.

James M. Concannon

Books and Monographs

Pattern Instructions, Kansas 4th -- Civil, 2014 Supplements (Kansas Judicial Council, Pattern Instructions Committee, 2014).

Pattern Instructions, Kansas 4th -- Criminal, 2013 Supplements (Kansas Judicial Council, Pattern Instructions Committee, 2014).

Chapters in Books

"Evidence," (chapter 13), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2014).

Professional Service

Member, ad hoc Kansas Judicial Review Committee, 2014.

A Kansas Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 11-17, 2014.

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Style Committee Liaison, Model Commercial Real Estate Receivers Act and the Amendments to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act, Uniform Law Commission 2014 Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 15-16, 2014.

Linda Henry Elrod

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"A Review of the Year in Family Law 2012-2013: A Banner Year for Same-Sex Couples," 47 Family Law Quarterly 505 (2014) (co-authored with Robert G. Spector). [4.8 MB PDF]

Books and Monographs

Child Custody Practice and Procedure. 2014 ed. (Thomson Reuters, 2014).
» See publisher's web site for further description and ordering information.

Presentations

"Hot Topics in Family Law - Federalization Comes to Family Law," 25th Anniversary of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, on July 25, 2014.

Professional Service

Joined with law professors, sociologists, psychologists and lawyers with expertise in social welfare in writing a letter to Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. John Boehner urging them to take into account the youth and vulnerability of the unaccompanied immigrant children in developing policy. The letter urges child-focused screening and interview practices.

Reappointed to serve on the United States Department of State's Legal Adviser's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, 2014-.

As Reporter for the Family Law Arbitration Act, participated in the first reading of the current draft of the FLAA at the Uniform Law Commission Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 12, 2014.

Emily Grant

Articles in Law Reviews

"At the [Other Side of the] Lectern," 64 Journal of Legal Education 103 (2014).

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Books and Monographs

Interactive Citation Workbook for the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 2014 Edition (co-authored with Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt) (LexisNexis, 2014).
» See publisher's web site for further description and ordering information.

Interactive Citation Workbook for ALWD Citation Manual, 2014 Edition (co-authored with Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt) (LexisNexis, 2014).
» See publisher's web site for further description and ordering information.

Media Interviews

"Compact to Free Kansas from Health Care Reform May Need Presidential Approval," The Wichita Eagle, August 3, 2014.

Presentations

The Early History of Legal Writing: Where We Came From and How We Got Here," 16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1, 2014 (with David Cleveland).

Tonya Kowalski

Essays and Other Shorter Works

"Much Ado About Issue Statements," 83:3 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 16 (March 2014).

Presentations

Panelist "Publishing in Law Journals, Presenting at Conferences, and Teaching Other Classes: Advancing by Maximizing the Opportunities Available in the Legal Academy," 16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1, 2014 (with co-panelist Teri McMurtry-Chubb and moderator Bill Chin).

Shawn Leisinger

Presentations

Panelist, “Effective Negotiation and Settlement,” 25th Anniversary of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 26, 2014.

Lori A. McMillan

Chapters in Books

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," (chapter 2), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2014) (co-authored with Amy Deen Westbrook and Andrea Boyack).

Presentations

Presenter, "Recent Developments in Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," Legislative and Case Law Institute, Kansas Bar Association CLE, Topeka, Kansas, July 11, 2014 (panel with Andrea Boyack).

Thomas J. Romig

Media Interviews

Quoted, "Waterboarding is Torture, Says International Red Cross," The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2014.

Amy Deen Westbrook

Chapters in Books

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," (chapter 2), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2014) (co-authored with Lori A. McMillan and Andrea Boyack).

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.