Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2022-June 2023

Rory Bahadur

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Law School Rankings and the Impossibility of Anti-Racism," 53 St. Mary’s Law Journal 991 (2022).


Panelist, "Examining Analyses and Commentary of Institutional Bar Exam Performance," 2022 AccessLex Legal Education Research Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee, November 8, 2022.

"Implicit Bias: Why We Are Not Ourselves," Kansas Women Attorneys Association 33rd Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 15, 2022.

Chelsea Baldwin


"Emotional Harms through Cognitive Effects of Legal Education," Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) Annual Conference, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, September 10, 2022 (work in progress).

Andrea J. Boyack


"A Tenants' Right to Counsel," Kansas Housing Authority, 2022 Fall Learning Session, Emporia, Kansas, November 10, 2022.

"The Shape of Consumer Contracts," University of Iowa College of Law Faculty Workshop, Iowa City, Iowa, October 13, 2022 (draft article).

"The Shape of Consumer Contracts," Central States Law School Association, 2022 Annual Scholarship Conference, Washburn University School of Law Topeka, Kansas, September 9, 2022 (work in progress).

Moderator, "Post-Pandemic Landlord-Tenant Law & Practice," American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Professor's Corner Webinar, August 9, 2022.

"A Pandemic of Property Precocity," Association of Law, Property and Society (ALPS) Virtual Conference, June 3, 2022.

Gillian Chadwick

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Time's Up for Attorney-Client Sexual Violence," 22 University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class 76 (2022).


"Power in Your Practice: Ethics, Professionalism, and Practical Considerations for Handling Aggressive Opposing Counsel and Parties," Virginia Poverty Law Center, Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 21, 2022.

"Direct and Cross Examination Issues," American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Advanced Custody Litigation Institute, September 20, 2022 (with Jaya Badiga) (via Zoom)

"Discovery," American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Advanced Custody Litigation Institute, September 19, 2022 (with Ellen Schell) (via Zoom).

Linda Henry Elrod

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Review of the Year 2021 in Family Law: Getting Back to Normal," 55 Family Law Quarterly 397 (2022).


"One Parent, Two Parent, Maybe Three Parents?: Parentage in Modern Times," Topeka Legal Professionals Meeting, Topeka, Kansas, October 25, 2022.

Professional Service

As Editor Emeritus of the Family Law Quarterly, attended the fall meeting of the Family Law Quarterly Editorial Board on October 28, 2022.

Attended the Kansas Bar Association Annual Awards Luncheon where she received a Certificate for 50 Years of Service to the Kansas Bar, October 21, 2022.

As Reporter for the Uniform Law Commission Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Family Laws, met with attorneys representing the Interstate Commission for Juveniles to discuss the application of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act to certain classes of juveniles, September 20, 2022 (with Chair Barbara Atwood).

Attended the zoom meeting of the Child Participation in Family Court Proceedings Study Committee, September 8, 2022 (the committee is putting together a proposal for the Uniform Law Commission recommending a drafting committee to prepare a uniform law on child participation in custody proceedings).

Michelle Ewert

Media Engagement

Interviewed, "'Clean Slate Day' Offers Fresh Start to Some With Criminal History," WIBW News, September 15, 2022.

Interviewed, "Topeka Bar Association Helps to Expunge Some Criminal Records," KSNT News, August 19, 2022.

Interviewed, "LGBTQIA+ Community Sounds Alarm Entering Post-Roe World," KSHB 41 News, July 5, 2022.


Moderator, "The Disconnect: Exploring the Virtual Connection between Lawyers and Clients," Washburn Law Journal Symposium, Washburn University School of Law, November 3, 2022 (Zoom).

Panelist, "Race, Class, and Digital Technology," ClassCrits XIII Conference - Unlocking Race & Class For Just Transitions, Houston, Texas, October 21, 2022.

Presenter, "Overcoming Race-Based Housing Discrimination and Barriers to Capital," 2022 Kansas Housing Conference, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, August 31, 2022 (Zoom).

Emily Grant


Key Presenter, Institute for Law Teaching & Learning Fall Conference 2022 - Beyond Learning Outcomes: Working the Assessment Plan, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, September 17, 2022 ("The Assessment Plan" and "Using Data").

"Receiving and Giving Feedback on Writing," Kansas Women Attorneys Association 33rd Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 15, 2022.

Burke W. Griggs

Books and Monographs

Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 8th. ed. (2022) (West Academic) (co-author with John S. Lowe, Owen L. Anderson, Christopher S. Kulander, Monika U. Ehrman and James W. Coleman).

Media Engagement

Quoted, "Kansas Water in Peril from Depleted Aquifers, Sediment-Filled Reservoirs, Fertilizer-Induced Algae," (requires subscription) Topeka Capital-Journal, September 6, 2022.

Quoted, "Kansas Town Taps Ranch Water 70 Miles Away, Ignites Legal Fight," E&E News, July 15, 2022.

Professional Service

Member, Kansas-Missouri Environmental Justice Working Group, named by the United States Department of Justice, 2022.

Marsha Griggs

Other Publications

"This Year Is Still Different: An Outdated Bar Exam in Troubled Times," Law School Cafe, July 19, 2022 (with Deborah J. Merritt, Sara J. Berman & Carol Chomsky).

Media Engagement

Quoted, "Shortly Before July Bar Exam, ExamSoft Announces New Windows Laptops Likely Won't Run Testing Software," ABA Journal, July 21, 2022.

Quoted, "Latest Bar Exam Software Glitch Puts Some Test Takers in a Bind," Reuters, July 14, 2022.


"The Future of Lawyer Licensing and our Present Professional Responsibility," Kansas Women Attorneys Association 33rd Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 16, 2022.

"The Future of Lawyer Licensing," Kansas Women Attorneys Association 33rd Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 16, 2022

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Interactive Citation Workbook for ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 2022 Edition (LexisNexis, 2022).

Shawn Leisinger

Media Engagement

Interviewed on issues of replacing rural lawyers in Kansas, KCUR 89.3, August 18, 2022 (with Blaise Mesa).


"Ethically Negotiation End of Life and Estate Issues," Topeka Bar Association CLE Webinar, August 17, 2022.

Conference Coordinator and Presenter, "Asset Planning Do’s and Do Not’s: Ethical Risk Evaluation and Avoidance," Farm and Ranch Income Tax/Estate and Business Planning, Washburn University School of Law Seminar/Webinar, Durango, Colorado, August 1-2, 2022.

Craig Martin

Book Chapters and Essays

"Climate Change and Global Security: Framing an Existential Threat," 116 American Journal of International Law: Unbound 248 (2022).

"What was the International Legal Basis for the Strike on al-Zawahiri?," Just Security, August 9, 2022.

Opinions/Editorials and Blog Articles

"Canada's 'Royal Prerogative' Allows it to Wage War Without Parliamentary Approval," The Conversation, October 24, 2022.

Media Engagement

Interviewed and quoted, "Some MPs Hope for More Transparency in Canada's Military Response to Invasion of Ukraine," The Hill Times, August 30, 2022.

Interviewed and quoted, "Whatever Happened to the 'Rules-Based International Order?'," Responsible Statecraft, August 9, 2022.


Panelist, "Why National Security Lawyers Should Care About Climate Change," Annual American Bar Association (ABA) National Security Conference, Washington, D.C., November 16, 2022.

Organized, moderated and spoke in a round-table discussion, "Should Climate Change be Framed as a Security Issue?," American Branch of the International Law Association's annual conference, International Law Weekend, New York City, October 22, 2022.

"Economic Sanctions and Climate Rogue States," Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, July 15, 2022.

Hearings and Testimony

Testified before the Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Senate of Canada, on issues relating to Canadian economic sanctions law, on the basis of his report "Economic Sanctions Under International Law: A Guide for Canadian Policy," Ottawa, Ontario, November 16, 2022.

Lori A. McMillan

Chapters in Books

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law" (chapter 2), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2022) (with Gustavy Niemtschik).

David S. Rubenstein

Media Engagement

Quoted, "Student-Loan Cancellation in Limbo as Legal Battle Could Go to Supreme Court ," MarketWatch, November 14, 2022.

Quoted, "‘I’m Growing More Concerned’: The Lawsuit That Could Derail Biden’s Student-Debt Cancellation," MarketWatch, November 9, 2022.

Frédéric G. Sourgens

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Human Rights Claims and Counterclaims in International Energy Arbitration," 73 Proceedings of the Institute on Energy Law (2022).

"Diligent Zero," 75 SMU Law Review 417 (2022).

Books and Monographs

Good Faith In Transnational Law: A Pluralist Account (Brill, 2022).

Chapters in Books

"Living on a Prayer: Termination of Intra-EU BITs and the Law of Treaties" in The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties in Investor-State Disputes: History, Evolution and Future (Esmé Shirlow & Kiran Nasir Gore eds.) (Kluwer Law International, 2022).


Keynote address, JURIS Conference, Sixteenth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Debate & Discussion, Washington D.C., October 14, 2022.

Professional Service

Chair, Southwest Institute for International and Comparative Law, The Center for American and International Law, 2022.

Ex-Officio, Board of Trustees, Center for American and International Law, 2022 (Chair, Southwest Institute for International and Comparative Law).

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.