Photograph: Alumna meeting with student.

Alumni and Friends

Congratulations 2020 Alumni Association Award Recipients

Nominations are open for 2021 awards.

Distinguished Service Award:
Michael Lennen, '74 (Watch video, 7:41)

Photograph: Michael Lennen.

Lifetime Achievement:
John Bergner, '82 (Watch video, 6:31)
The Honorable Eric Melgren, '85 (Watch video, 6:14)

Photograph: John Bergner. Photograph: Eric Melgren.

Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD):
Kursten Phelps, '10 (Watch video, 6:50)

Photograph: Kursten Phelps.

Honorary Life Member:
Karla Whitaker

Photograph: Karla Whitaker.

Excellence in the Heartland
    Continuing the Tradition
       Continuing the Commitment

The mission of Washburn University School of Law is to teach the next generation of outstanding lawyers. Since opening its doors in 1903, the School has graduated some of the finest law professionals in the country. Our alumni live in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and a number of foreign countries. They are:

  • Solo and group practitioners
  • Judges of local, district, state, and federal courts
  • City, county, district, state, and U.S. attorneys
  • Public defenders
  • State legislators
  • Members of Congress
  • Administrators
  • Executives and general counsel of international corporations

Recognizing the value of their education, our alumni are among the most loyal in the country. They maintain their ties to Washburn Law by:

  • Serving as visiting instructors and mentors
  • Volunteering as judges and instructors in moot court, trial advocacy, and other skill competitions
  • Helping new graduates find employment
  • Serving on advisory boards
  • Giving generous financial support to the school

Washburn University School of Law
Alumni Office
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1011

Alumni Relations Director
Photograph: Karli Davis.

Karli Davis

Barbados (West Indies) CLE Excursion
Photograph: Students outside Faculty of Law building at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus on Barbados.

Join alumni and friends for a 5 days in Barbados for CLE.

Virtual Alumni Events

Join Washburn Law for Virtual Alumni Events.

Vision 2025 Strategic Plan

Alumni input is needed as Washburn Law develops its next strategic plan. This is your law school-- we want to hear from you.

Third Year Anywhere™ In The News
Graphic: Map showing possible third year anywhere externship locations.

Learn about the Third Year Anywhere™ Program and check out the links to media coverage, below.