Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2023-June 2024

Rory Bahadur

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Bad Math, Bar Sauce and the ABA as a Shill for the NCBE," 66 Howard Law Journal 323 (2022) (with Kevin Ruth).

Books and Monographs

Civil Procedure: An Active Learning Approach, 2nd ed. (West Academic Publishing, 2024).

Other Publications

"Chat GPT-4 Understands Academic Attrition’s Impact on Bar Passage, but does Anyone Else?," Washburn Law Journal Blog (September, 2023) (with Kevin Ruth).


Presented, Plenary Session on Assessment, Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 2024 Workshop for New Law Teachers, Washington, DC, June 7, 2024 (with Kris Franklin).

"Civility in PIF: Making Systemic Racism feel Warm and Fuzzy," University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Interrogating the Hidden Curriculum: Implications for Formation of Professional Identity symposium, Denver, Colorado, September 22, 2023 (work in progress).

Presented expertise on innovative teaching methods which has been explored in his most recent article, "Directed Questions: A Non-Socratic Dialogue about Non-Socratic Teaching," and his book "Civil Procedure Casebook" at New Vision University and Free University in Tbilisi, Georgia, July 6, 2023.

Chelsea Baldwin


Panelist, "Advice for Starting a New ASP Position," Let’s Talk: A BARBRI Webinar Series for Academic Support and Bar Professionals, August 9, 2023 (with Shane Dizon and Marsha Griggs).

Matt Bender


"Finding a Balance in Government Funding Sources: The Implications of Kansas's Fines & Fees System & Thoughts for Improvement," Kansas Department of Administration Office of Chief Counsel's CLE, October 20, 2023.

Presented research on judicial discretion and qualified immunity that is explored in his research at the Central States Law School Association Conference (CSLSA), University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, September 23, 2023.

Gillian Chadwick

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Coercive Control in High-Conflict Custody Litigation," 57 Family Law Quarterly 31 (2024) (with Stef Sloan).

Media Engagement

Quoted, "Alleged Sexual Misconduct by Lawyers Isn't Uncommon. But Facing Punishment Is Tricky," NPR - Kansas Public Radio, May 28, 2024.


"Parenting Under Siege: Reckoning with Coercive Control," University of California, Irvine School of Law, Webinar, March 15, 2024.

Linda Henry Elrod

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Review of the Law in the 50 States in 2022: U.S. Supreme Court Shakes Up Family Law Policy," 56 Family Law Quarterly 275 (2023).

Books and Monographs

Kansas Family Law: Kansas Law and Practice, Volumes 1 and 2. 2024 edition (Thomson Reuters, 2024).

Child Custody Practice and Procedure. 2023 edition (Thomson Reuters, 2023).

Family Law: Cases, Comments, and Questions. 9th ed. American Casebook Series (co-authored with J. Thomas Oldham and Jamie R. Abrams) (West Academic, 2023).

Chapters in Books

"Teaching Family Law in the United States: Riding the Rollercoaster" in Teaching Family Law: Reflections on Pedagogy and Practice (Henry Kha, Mark Henaghan, eds.) (Routledge, 2023).

Other Publications

"Arbitration of Child Related Issues and the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act," 46:2 Family Advocate 14-17 (Fall 2023).


"Pre-embryos, Parentage and Parental Rights - Or Who Owes Child Support?" Annual Child Support Conference, sponsored by Young Williams Child Support Services, Topeka, Kansas, May 17, 2024.

"Defining 'Child' and 'Parent' in the 21st Century: Pre-embryos, Parentage and Parental Rights," 4th Annual Spring Family Law Seminar, Protecting the Best Interest of the Child Continuing Legal Education Program, sponsored by Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC, Topeka, Kansas, April 5, 2024.

Panelist, "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories," Jessie Nye Society Lunch & Learn, Women's History Month, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, March 27, 2024.

"Kansas Family Law Update and Parentage Issues," American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Kansas Bar Association Family Section, Overland Park, Kansas, December 1, 2023.

"Family Law Landmines: Problems with Relocation and Alienation," Kansas Judicial Conference, Overland Park, Kansas, October 26, 2023.

"Establishing, Modifying and Enforcing Custody and Support Orders using the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act," Kansas Judicial Conference, Overland Park, Kansas, October 26, 2023.

"The Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act: A Comprehensive Approach to Dispute Resolution That Promotes Timely and Efficient Outcomes," Uniform Law Commission webinar, October 18, 2023 (with Barbara Atwood and Carolyn Zack).

"Making Policy for Today’s Families: Children as the Focal Point," International Brown Bag Luncheon Series, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, September 13, 2023.

Professional Service

Attended the Kansas Bar Association's Annual Legislative Reception which was joined by the Johnson County Bar, Topeka Bar and Wichita Bar Associations, January 24, 2024.

Gave comments and welcome at the Grand Opening of the Gerard Manley Hopkins 35th International Festival, Newbridge College Theatre, Newbridge, Ireland, July 21, 2023.

Michelle Ewert

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"The Dangers of Facial Recognition Technology in Subsidized Housing," 25 New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy 665 (2023).

Media Engagement

Quoted, "How a Small Kansas City Stole Christmas: Family Targeted for Illegal Eviction," The Wichita Eagle, December 22, 2023.


Presenter, "Understanding the Economic Challenges Facing Low-Income Clients," Diversity 2024 Hybrid CLE Seminar, Wichita Bar Association, Wichita, Kansas, June 7, 2024.

Co-presenter, "VAWA Updates and Other Protections for Survivors," Annual Fair Housing Seminar, City of Salina Community Relations Division, Salina, Kansas, April 26, 2024.

Presenter, "Race-Based Housing Discrimination in the 21st Century," Kansas Legal Professionals, Inc., Topeka Chapter, Topeka, Kansas, February 27, 2024.

Co-presenter, "Race-Based Housing Discrimination in the 21st Century," Topeka Bar Association webinar, Topeka, Kansas, February 13, 2024 (Zoom).

Moderator, "Individual Constitutional Rights," AI’s Constitutional Moment: Rights, Federalism and Separation of Powers Symposium, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, November 2, 2023.

Co-presenter, "History of Housing Discrimination: How Did We Get Here?", Pathways Coalition Compass webinar series, November 1, 2023 (Zoom).

Co-presenter, "Exploring Models of Clinic Coverage to Support Scholarship, Professional Development, and Sustainability," Midwest Clinical Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 20, 2023.

"Housing Discrimination Against Homeowners of Color," Habitat for Humanity Board training, Topeka, Kansas, September 21, 2023.

"Challenges/Procedures with Subsidized Housing," Kansas Judicial Branch webinar, Topeka, Kansas, September 20, 2023 (Zoom).

Panelist, "Kansas Eviction Cases: Specific Situations, Suggestions, and Pitfalls," Kansas Judicial Branch webinar, September 13, 2023 (Zoom).

"Recent Fair Housing Developments Relating to Homeownership," 2023 Kansas Housing Conference, Kansas Housing Resource Corporation, Overland Park, Kansas, August 23, 2023.

Public Testimony

Testimony, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Public Briefing on Civil Rights Implications of the Federal Use of Facial Recognition Technology (regarding impact on subsidized housing tenants), March 8, 2024.

Professional Service

Board Member, State Board of Indigents' Defense Services, 2024-.

John J. Francis

Media Engagement

John J. Francis - Quoted, "Kansas Ended Statutes of Limitation for Child Sex Crimes, But It Gets Complicated in Court," Topeka Capital Journal (April 23, 2024).

Alex Glashausser

Media Engagement

Member, Civil Code Advisory Committee, Kansas Judicial Council, 2023.

Emily Grant


"More Effective Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence," The Center for American and International Law Leadership Class, March 19, 2024 (Zoom) (with Shelby Grau).

"Emotional Intelligence and Leadership" Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (CTEL), Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, November 16, 2023 (with Shelby Grau).

"Reimagining Syllabi," Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (CTEL) Course Reboot Day, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, August 16, 2023.

Participant, "Pedagogy and the NextGen Bar: Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out," Trusts and Estates Workshop, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, July 28, 2023.

Participant, "Works-in-Progress Series: Legal Research and Writing—Writing Connections," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, July 28, 2023.

Moderator, "Current and Evolving Scholarship," Trusts and Estates Workshop, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, July 27, 2023.

Panelist, "Reassessing Assessment," Law Teaching Workshop, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Boca Raton, Florida, July 23, 2023.

"Effective Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence," American Bar Association Associate Deans Conference, Chicago, Illinois, July 13, 2023 (with Shelby Grau).

Panelist, "Understanding and Navigating ADA Accommodations in the Law School Environment," American Bar Association Associate Deans Conference, Chicago, Illinois, July 12, 2023 (with Shelby Grau).

Burke W. Griggs

Other Publications

Counsel of Record and Lead Author, "Brief of Amici Curiae Water Law Professors in Support of the Consent Decree Proposed by the States of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas," Texas v. New Mexico, Supreme Court of the United States, No. 141 Original (December 11, 2023).

Counsel of Record and Lead Author, Brief for Amici Curiae Lawrence J. Macdonnell, Robert W. Adler, Burke W. Griggs, Dan Luecke And Jason Anthony Robison In Support of Respondents [Arizona, et al., Petitioners v. Navajo Nation, et al., Supreme Court of the United States, No. 21-1484, 22-51 (2023)].

Media Engagement

Featured, "An Invisible Crisis Is Threatening America's Food Superpower Status," Wall Street Journal, May 7, 2024.

Quoted, "Agriculture Built These High Plains Towns. Now, It Might Run Them Dry," Stateline, January 29, 2024.

Quoted "Rio Grande High Court Ruling Could Discourage State Water Deals," Bloomberg Law, January 29, 2024.

Quoted, "Ogallala Aquifer is Fading: Will KS Politicians Finally Act?," (requires subscription) The Kansas City Star, November 16, 2023.

Quoted, "The U.S. Needs Minerals for Green Tech. Will Western Mines Have Enough Water?," NPR: Kansas Public Radio, September 26, 2023.

Matthew Reid Krell

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Consuming the Hangover: Legal Change and Litigant Choice," 69 Loyola Law Review 395 (2023).

Craig Martin

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Drops in the Ocean: The Power of Rights-Based Climate Change Litigation," 56 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 151 (2024).

Media Engagement

Interviewed and quoted, "What Makes a UN Decision Binding," Responsible Statecraft, April 3, 2024.

Interviewed on the CBC Canada Tonight evening news to explain how international humanitarian law applied in the context of the Israel-Hamas conflict, Oct. 26, 2023.


Presented "Drops in the Ocean: The Hidden Power of Rights-Based Climate Change Litigation," Case Western University School of Law conference on Climate Change and International Law at a Crossroad, Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2023.

Hearings and Testimony

Testified before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development in the Parliament of Canada's House of Commons, on issues relating to Canada's economic sanctions laws, based on his report on Economic Sanctions Under International Law, Ottawa, Ontario, September 27, 2023.
» Cited in: "Canada's Sanctions Regime: Transparency, Accountability, and Effectiveness," Report of the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (January 2024).

Lori A. McMillan

Chapters in Books

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law" (chapter 2), Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association, 2023) (with Walker Bassett, et al).

Eunice C. Peters


"How to do Legislative Research from Your Desk," Kansas State Board of Indigents' Defense Services, Topeka, Kansas, September 27, 2023 (Zoom).

"Lawyer well-being break", Kansas Women Attorneys Association, Topeka, Kansas, August 25, 2023.

Amy Deen Westbrook

"Progressive Corporate Governance Under Social Capitalism: Do the Right Thing or Share the Wealth?," 17 Virginia Law and Business Review 145 (2023) (co-authored with David A. Westbrook).

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.