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January 4
Spring 2012 Entering
Class Begins

January 10
Classes Begin

February 23
Practioners in Residence:
J. Brent  Hooker and
John M. Collins, '91
Sponsored by the Business and Transactional Law Center


March 3
Alumni Association Board
of Governors Meeting, Law School

March 9
Foulston Siefkin Lecture: Professor Monroe H. Freedman, Hofstra Law
Sponsored by the Washburn Law Journal

March 16
Children and Family Law Center CLE, Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center


June 21-22, 2012
Recent Developments CLE



Washburn Lawyer magazine 

Fall 2012 Washburn Lawyer cover

Look for the Fall 2011 issue of the Washburn Lawyer in your mailbox in the next few weeks.


Keep Washburn Law in mind as the holiday season is upon us and the tax year is coming to a close.


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Dear ,
Photograph: Dean Thomas Romig.Whew! Where did 2011 go? It's hard to believe that 2012 is only days away. I hope you have had a year filled with success and opportunity. I thank you for your continued support of Washburn Law, and I look forward to working with you in the New Year.
On behalf of everyone at Washburn Law, I wish you and your loved ones all the joys and wonders of the holiday season and a New Year filled with prosperity and peace. 


Image: Tom's signature. 

Tom Romig 

Dean and Professor of Law 

Washburn Law Named a 'Top Law School for Government Jobs'


Washburn University School of Law is one of 20 out of all 200 law schools recognized by National Jurist as "Top Law Schools for Government Jobs."

National Jurist looked at employment data, curricula and standard of living to determine the top law schools for government jobs.

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Negotiation Competition Team Advances to Nationals 

Photograph: Jessica Stabler and Kevin Kemp.The Washburn University School of Law Negotiation Competition Team of Jessica Stabler and Kevin Kemp took second place in the finals of the Region 8 ABA/LSD Negotiation Competition at SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, in November. Their showing will earn them a spot at the national competition in February in New Orleans.

"I was proud to have a couple of other coaches specifically comment that Washburn is one of the recognized competitive teams to work to try to beat in the ABA/LSD Negotiation competition now! Not that we intend to let that happen, however," Shawn Leisinger, '99, executive director, Centers for Excellence, said.
Class Actions


William F. Stahl, '50, Junction City, Kan., retired after 60 years of practicing law.

Edward F. Wiegers, '57, Marysville, Kan., is the chairman of the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs. He practices law in Marysville.



Harry S. Connelly, '62, Las Cruces, N.M., was appointed as city attorney of Las Cruces. He also served as interim city attorney for Las Cruces and as city attorney for Santa Fe, N.M.



Jackie N. Williams, '71, was appointed by the Secretary of State in December 2010 to the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.

Theodore D. Roth, '76, Carlsbad, Calif., is on the board of directors at BioMed Realty Trust Inc. Roth is the president of Roth Capital Partners LLC, an investment banking firm.



Michael J. Kemmy, '80, Charlotte, N.C., has been certified as a specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Kemmy is a partner in the law firm of Conrad Trosch & Kemmy.

Bradley G. Rigor, '80, Naples, Fla., was named to Florida Trend magazine's list of Florida Legal Elite 2011. He is a partner in the Naples office for Quarles & Brady LLP.



Erika V. Bessey, '90, Lawrence, Kan., opened her own practice in Lawrence. She will be concentrating in elder law, family law, probate and estate planning, and environmental law.

Delilah J. Schroeder, '90, Odessa, Texas, established a solo practice specializing in Children Family/Martial Property and Criminal Law.



Thomas E. Beall, '00, Topeka, has been sworn in as an assistant U.S. attorney.

Shannon L. Cooper, '00, Wichita, is an associate with Cotton & Pittman LLC.



Brian L. Bina, '11, Marion, Kan., is now associated with the law firm of Karstetter & Klenda LLC of McPherson and Marion.

Timothy D. Resner, '11, Ottawa Kan., has joined the law firm of Frieden Unrein & Forbes in Topeka as an associate.  


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