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Washburn Law News February 2012
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Dear ,


How will you spend the extra day in February this Leap Year? I have one suggestion for you to consider and it will only take a few minutes of your time: update your contact information on the Washburn Law alumni Web page


Share your news with us, update your personal information or, if you are a recent graduate, consider taking the employment survey, which helps us to accurately report employment statistics of our graduates. Rest assured, we do not share your information with third parties (read our website privacy policy). Our goal is to help facilitate communication between alumni and to keep you informed of Washburn Law happenings, CLEs, and other events that may benefit your professional career. 


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Tom Romig 

Dean and Professor of Law   

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Negotiation Team Reaches Final Four 

Negotiation team of Jessica Stabler and Kevin Kemp

The Washburn University School of Law negotiation competition team of Jessica Stabler and Kevin Kemp took fourth place at the national finals Feb. 3-4. The American Bar Association/Law School Division Negotiation Competition, held at the mid-year ABA meeting in New Orleans, La., drew 448 law students from 116 law schools nationwide. The team of Stabler and Kemp defeated 224 two-person teams.


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Moot Court Team Reaches Final Four in Denver
Negotiation Team Photo 2012
Washburn Law's Jessup Moot Court Team of John (J.D.) Hatcher, Shannon Rush, Kaitlin Marsh, Bryan Cox, John Westerhaus, and Megan Williams

The Washburn Law Jessup

Moot Court Team competed in

the Rocky Mountain Super-Regional Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition reaching the final
four and narrowly missing the
cut to advance to the final round. 


[Read more.]  

Class Actions


Harry S. Connelly, '62, Las Cruces, N.M., has been recognized by the State Bar of New Mexico for his 50 years of law practice.



Douglas S. Pringle, '79,  Oklahoma City, Okla., is now with Chesapeake Energy Corporation.



Daniel B. Bailey, '87, Denver, has joined the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health Systems, Denver, Colo.



Tricia M. Oldridge, '97, Derby, Kan., is now with Security 1st Title, Wichita.



Elizabeth S. Dudley, '04, Wichita, Kan., has established The Dudley Law Firm LLC. 



Kathlyn E. Wilson, '11, Wichita, Kan., became an associate at Minter & Pollak in Wichita.


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In Memoriam

Les C. Arvin, '49, Jan. 22, 2012, Wichita, age 88

Zillman P. Sheldon, '53, Feb. 3, 2012, Amarillo, Texas, age 92

Edwin M. Wheeler, '55, Feb. 18, 2012, Sarasota, Fla., age 85

James T. Myers, '58, Feb. 19, 2012, Medicine Lodge, Kan., age 80

Bryson E. Mills, '67, Jan. 19, 2012, Wichita, age 75


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