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July 2012 


Photograph: Dean Thomas Romig.

Summer is always a special time of the year and that is certainly true here at Washburn Law. For a number of our Washburn Law students, summer affords the opportunity to pursue internship/externship opportunities, get ahead in classes, or take advantage of a study abroad program.


In many cases, you make these opportunities possible by offering summer employment or by communicating with colleagues the advantages of offering internship or externship positions for our Washburn Law students. Your contributions to scholarships allow our students to take advantage of academic or work experiences that would not otherwise be available.


Here is a sample of what our students are accomplishing before the fall semester begins:


We periodically highlight student stories on our website so you can see first-hand how your support truly makes a difference.


I hope your summer is also a special time for you and yours. 


Best regards,

Image: Tom's signature. 

Tom Romig 

Dean and Professor of Law


Admissions Director Named 

Yolanda Ingram was named assistant to the dean, director of aDirector of Admissions Yolanda Ingramdmissions for Washburn Law. She has 10 years of experience serving as the assistant dean for Student Affairs, the director of the Conditional Admissions Program, and the director of the Academic Support Program for the University of Memphis School of Law.


Since graduating from Washburn University School of Law with honors in 1995, Ingram has worked as an account manager/trainer for Thomson Reuters, served as a judicial law clerk in Jackson County Circuit Court, Kansas City, Mo., and was an associate in the litigation department of Polsinelli, White, Vardeman & Shalton, Kansas City, Mo.


Ingram joined the Admissions Office on July 17.

Admitted Student BBQ
Prof. Pierce with admitted students
Professor David Pierce talks with admitted students at the annual Admitted Student Barbecue held in June. Washburn Law will welcome another class of accomplished students in August.


Crowd at admitted student barbecue
Dean Tom Romig welcomes admitted students and their families to the Admitted Student Barbecue.
In This Issue
  • Admissions Director Named
  • Admitted Student BBQ
  • Class Actions
  • In Memoriam
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    Professor Jim Concannon signs his book, "THE IDEAL PLACE ... FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A GREAT LAW SCHOOL": HISTORY OF WASHBURN LAW SCHOOL 1903-2003 at the KBA convention. You can order a copy at http://store.washburnlaw.edu/.



    KS Supreme Court Justices-Alumni
    Kansas Supreme Court Justices the Hon. Marla Luckert, '80, Hon. Nancy Moritz, '85, Hon. Dan Biles, '78, Hon. Eric S. Rosen, '84, and Hon. Lee Johnson, '80, at the Kansas Bar Association
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    Class Actions


    The Honorable Joseph W. Morris, '47, Tulsa, Okla., was honored for his career accomplishments when he was one of five people named to the Tulsa Hall of Fame.



    Stephen L. Day, '74, Seattle, Wash., was named president and chief executive officer for American Fast Freight, an ocean freight forwarder headquartered in Renton, Wash. He joined the company as vice president of Corporate Counsel in 2005, became chief operating officer and later was named president.


    The Honorable Meryl D. Wilson, '74, Manhattan, Kan., was appointed chief judge of the 21st Judicial District, which includes Clay and Riley counties in Kansas. He was a district judge from 1997 until his appointment.



    Blake A. Post, '84, Wichita, is with the Sedgwick County Public Defender's Office.


    Gregory L. Shevlin, '88, Swansea, Ill., is the president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is a partner in the firm Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin. Shevlin was notes editor of the law journal while at Washburn.



    Diana G. Edmiston, '91, Wichita, is now with Glaves, Irby & Rhoads, Wichita.


    Eric G. Kraft, '99, Olathe, Kan., is now a trial lawyer at The Katz Law Firm, Overland Park, Kan.



    Benjamin J. Strohman, '07, Stevens Point, Wis., has joined Associated-Banc Corp., Green Bay, Wis., as senior vice president, senior enterprise risk program manager.


    Catherine Sundwall, '08, Murray, Utah, is with Perretta Law Office, West Jordan, Utah.



    Teresa A. Mata, '10, Kansas City, Kan., is an associate at McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips PA in Kansas City.  


    Amanda R. Haas, '11, Wichita, is an attorney at Morris Laing Evans Brock & Kennedy in Wichita. She was a member of Moot Court and Washburn Law Democrats and graduated cum laude.  

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    In Memoriam


    Edgar M. Miner, '51, Bow, N.H., on May 24, 2012, at the age of 85

    James R. Groff, '52, Sioux Center, Iowa, on June 7, 2012, at the age of 92

    Vincent L. Bogart, '55, Wichita, on March 26, 2012, at age 90

    Donald P. Schnacke, '57, Topeka, on May 21, 2012, at the age of 84

    The Honorable Stan R. Singleton, '78, Derby, Kan., on May 18, 2012, at the age of 58

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