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Washburn Law News October 2011
Upcoming Events
October 29-November 5
Family Law Scholar in Residence Dr. Fergus Ryan, Former Acting Head of the Dublin Institute of Technology's Department of Law

November 8
Meeting the Challenges of CLE in 2011, noon to 12:50 p.m., via online or attend in person, Room 102
Wichita Alumni Reception, CityArts, 334 N. Mead
Wichita, 5:30 p.m.


November 11

December 7
Kansas City Alumni Reception, Polsinelli Shughart PC, 700 West 47th St., 7th Floor, Kansas City, Mo., 6 p.m.

December 16


June 21-22, 2012
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Photograph: Dean Thomas Romig.Back in July, the Kansas CLE Commission adopted the most sweeping changes in its rules since 1985. The changes, which were effective July 1, focus on four major areas:


-Instructional Materials

-Nontraditional Programming

-Ethics and Professionalism

-Law Practice Management 


Washburn Law has partnered with the Kansas Bar Association to offer a free online program Nov. 8 that will cover these rule changes. To meet your informational needs while being cognizant of your time constraints, we are offering this program online, which will require only that you have a computer and Internet access. We plan to offer additional online programming in the future for the convenience of our alumni and friends.


Best regards,

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Tom Romig 

Dean and Professor of Law 


Dean's Circle Celebration

 Guests at Dean's Circle Dinner

The annual Dean's Circle dinner, held this year on Oct. 15 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, is one of several events Dean's Circle members are invited to throughout the year. The Dean's Circle was founded more than a decade ago to inspire loyalty among Washburn Law alumni and friends and to set a high standard of commitment.


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Breaching Borders Symposium Attracts National Legal Scholars
Photograph: Breaching Borders reception.
Professor David Rubenstein, David Heinemann, '73, and Patrick Charles visit with evening speaker Peter Schuck (left center), Professor Emeritus, Yale Law School.

Washburn Law hosted "Breaching Borders: State Encroachment into the Federal Immigration Domain?" on Oct. 20 and 21, an event that attracted scholars from across the country, as well as prominent state lawmakers. This symposium explored the political and legal controversies converging at the intersection of federal and state immigration law. 


Barton Honored as Washburn University Alumni Fellow

George Barton 2011 Alumni FellowGeorge A. Barton, '77, Kansas City, Mo., will be honored as the Washburn University Alumni Fellow from the law school on Oct. 28, 2011. Sponsored by Washburn University deans and the Alumni Association, the Alumni Fellows program recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their career fields.


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Judges Needed for Advocacy Competition Nov. 11, 12

Washburn Law seeks volunteers to help judge the Opening Statement and Closing Argument Competition for first-year law students.


The round times are:


Friday, November 11

Round 1 -  5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Round 2 - 7 to 8:15 p.m.


Saturday, November 12

Semi Finals - 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Finals - 1 to 2 p.m.


If you would like to volunteer as a scoring judge, please contact Danielle Hall at

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