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Washburn Law News August 2011
Upcoming Events


September 9  
Southwest Kansas Bar Association Meeting
Dodge City 
September 15-16  
Class of 1986 Reunion 
September 19 Mentor/Mentee Reception
Bradbury Thompson
5:30 p.m.

September 22
2nd Annual Business Law Student Reception
Bradbury Thompson
5-7 p.m.

September 29
Student Loan Relief for 3Ls and Graduates
Law School, Room 114, 5:30 p.m.
October 14  
Alumni Association 6th Annual Golf Tournament and Ethics CLE, Alvamar Country Club, Lawrence
October 15  
Alumni Association Board of Governors Meeting, Marriott Country Club Plaza
Kansas City


Dean's Circle Reception and Dinner, Marriott Country Club Plaza, Kansas City


October 20 and 21
Breaching Borders Immigration Symposium Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
November 8
Wichita Alumni Reception
CityArts, 334 N. Mead Wichita, 6 p.m.


November 11
Admissions Open House 

December 16


June 21-22, 2012
Recent Developments CLE 

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This update provides you with timely information that may benefit your professional interests and keep you abreast of the law school's recent news and upcoming events. We welcome your comments.


Breaking News: Washburn Law Named a 2011 'Best Value'
Washburn University School of Law was named a "Best Value" by National Jurist's sister publication preLaw magazine. The magazine will release complete ranking information in its fall issue, scheduled for distribution in October.

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Please Help Us Refine Our Marketing Efforts

Washburn Law is working with Jones Huyett Partners (jhP) to help us refine our marketing efforts. In the next few weeks, jhP will send an email survey on our behalf. We encourage you to complete this initial survey, and if you are willing, indicate that you would be interested in a follow-up telephone survey or focus group meeting. We appreciate your input in this process.  

Photograph: Free University group with Washburn Law Faculty.
Washburn Law is hosting faculty from the Free University of Tbilisi for initial planning of a National Center of Learning dedicated to Commercial Law in the Republic of Georgia.
Thank You, Alumni, for Supporting the Fall 2011 Entering Class
Class of 2013
Fall 2011 Entering Class (click image for larger version)
Washburn Law welcomed a talented and diverse group of new students from 44 different undergraduate schools. Your Alumni Association membership dues allow us to provide Washburn Law T-shirts and sweatshirts to new law students. Your support also provides for important first-week activities, including the welcome picnic for the incoming class. Thank you for supporting our students! 
Book Your Hotel Room Today for Class of 1986 Reunion

The Class of 1986 will celebrate its 25-year reunion on Sept. 16 and 17. Book your hotel room by Sept. 6 to get the discounted rate at Capitol Plaza. Register for reunion events by Sept. 9. Don't forget to check out the reunion Facebook page and catch up with some of your former classmates.

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Save the Date - 6th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament
Washburn Law Golfball
Don't miss the 6th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Alvamar Country Club. Join us at 10 a.m. for an ethics CLE, stay for lunch, and then hit the links with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Breaching Borders Symposium Features Nationally
Recognized Scholars

Washburn Law is pleased to convene "Breaching Borders: State Encroachment into the Federal Immigration Domain?" on Oct. 20 and 21 at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. This symposium will explore the political and legal controversies mounting at the intersection of federal and state immigration law. A number of distinguished experts will partake in three distinct plenary sessions:

  • Comparative Assessment of State Immigration Policies;
  • Immigration and Employment; and
  • Birthright Citizenship.

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New Polo Shirts Coming Soon!

Washburn Law continues to add new merchandise to its online store. Look for our new polo shirt, perfect for golfing, casual Fridays, and activities of all kinds. We're also ready to take your orders for T-shirts, golf balls, glassware, business and gift items, and much more.


Join the Washburn Law Alumni Association

We are a dynamic and diverse group of alumni working hard to improve the law school experience for today's students while enhancing the reputation of Washburn Law on local, state, national, and global levels. Renew your membership online today!

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