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Washburn Law News November 2011
Upcoming Events
December 7
Kansas City Alumni Reception, Polsinelli Shughart PC, 700 West 47th St., 7th Floor, Kansas City, Mo., 6 p.m.

December 16
January 4
Spring 2012 Entering
Class Begins

January 10
Classes Begin

February 22-24
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 

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

Photograph: Dean Thomas Romig.

As a Washburn Law graduate, you are a valuable resource when it comes to recruiting the best and brightest law school candidates. You understand the value of a Washburn Law education and our commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and diversity. 


To complement our 2012 recruiting efforts, we sent you an e-mail on Nov. 15 offering an application fee waiver to a promising law school candidate you might know. Last year when we offered this fee waiver, alumni responded with names of many suggestions for future Washburn Law students. We hope you have or will pass on the waiver code to a prospective law student. 


If you have any questions, please contact Karla Whitaker, director of admissions, by e-mail or phone at (800) 927-4529. Feel free to share her contact information with prospective students.


Thank you in advance for your assistance in our recruiting efforts.


Best regards,

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Tom Romig 

Dean and Professor of Law 


Ungerman Award Recipients Named
Sarah Longhibler
Sarah Longhibler
Casey Yingling
Casey Yingling

Third-year law students Sarah Longhibler and Casey Yingling were named the 2011 fall recipients of the Irvine E. Ungerman Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice. The honor is bestowed twice yearly to legal interns who have distinguished themselves by providing highly competent representation to clients in a manner exemplifying the ideals of our profession.


Attention Alumni: If you were an Ungerman Award recipient for any of the years from 1972 through 1983, or 1987 and 1988, please contact Debi Schrock, managing director, at (785) 670-1191 or via e-mail to help us complete our list of recipients.
Professor Schwartz's courses named 'innovative' by ETL 

Professor Michael H. SchwartzProfessor Michael Hunter Schwartz and his Contracts I and II courses have been selected by the Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers initiative

(ETL) as "Innovative Courses" that serve as a model of exemplary innovative teaching. 


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Alumni recognized as SuperLawyers

Many of our graduates have been recognized in Law & Politics' 2011 Super Lawyers U.S. Law School Rankings. Washburn Law placed 326 alumni in Super Lawyers, which focuses on the end product -- the quality of lawyers produced. Law & Politics ranks law schools based on the number of graduates who are selected for inclusion in the state and regional editions of Super Lawyers. No more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected to Super Lawyers lists.


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Diversity panel discusses challenges and current issues

A panel of diverse and minority attorneys discussed the challenges, advantages, influences, and current issues regarding diversity and the legal profession with regard to the judicial system and client representation at Washburn Law on Nov. 14.


Guest panelists were The Honorable Charles H. Tripp, chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Kaw Nation in Oklahoma and district judge for several tribal judiciaries; Edward M. Collazo, '97, solo practitioner of the Collazo Law Office in Topeka and an adjunct professor at Washburn University; Jennifer Zook, '08, partner at the Law Office of Jurgensen-Zook PA in Topeka; and Timothy L. Dupree, '04, solo practitioner of the Law Office of Timothy L. Dupree PA in Kansas City, Kan.


'Fracking' webcast tackles core issues and trends in industry

One of the highest profile and most important issues facing the oil and gas industry during the past few years has been and continues to be hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." To address these issues, the Environmental Law Society and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Washburn Student Chapter, hosted "Hydraulic Fracturing: Core Issues & Trends" via live webcast on Thursday Nov. 17 in the law school court room. 


Washburn Law polo shirts available

Men's blue polo shirt with white logo Visit the Washburn Law online store to order polo shirts, sweatshirts, and many other items.

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