Podcasts & Videos
"Whistleblowers, Reporter Surveillance & the First Amendment"
Sept. 17, 2013 | Video (explicit language) | Story
Media lawyer Charles Tobin spoke on Constitution Day about "the history of whistleblowers and journalists' sources such as Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning and their impact on news reporting in the digital age."
May 18, 2013 | Video1 | Video2 | Story
KU Law honored more than 170 graduates at the 2013 Hooding Ceremony. Eight students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community.
The Outcome of DOMA and Implications for LGBT Families
April 5, 2013 | MP3
Elizabeth Hodges-Williams started her own law firm in 2010, with a focus on assisting LGBT families in the area of family law, adoption law, estate and trust planning, and other areas of interest. She discussed the implications of two recent cases before the Supreme Court that challenged Proposition 8 and DOMA.
Diversity in Law Banquet: Burton Warrington, L'09
March 1, 2013 | MP3 | Photo gallery
Burton Warrington delivered the keynote address at the 18th annual Diversity in Law Banquet, hosted by the Native American Law Students Association. Warrington is president and CEO of Prairie Band LLC, the holding company owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
Native Women, Violence, and Reproductive Justice
Nov. 13, 2012 | MP3
Sarah Deer, L'99, a professor at William Mitchell School of Law and a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, explored the intersection of law and the persistent problem of sexual assault and rape of Native women living on reservations.
The Eurozone Crisis: Defining the Path to Recovery
Nov. 1, 2012 | MP3
Sean Hagan, general counsel and director of the legal department at the Washington D.C.-based International Monetary Foundation, gave the 2012 Diplomat's Forum lecture.
The Cosmopolitan State
Sept. 14, 2012 | Video
Professor Patrick Glenn of McGill University in Montreal, Canada gave the second Robert C. Casad Comparative Lecture at KU Law.
May 12, 2012 | Video | Video 2 | Photo gallery | Audio (MP3): Sheila Bair, L'78 | Dean Stephen Mazza | Student awards | Max Falkenstien
More than 140 graduates made the transition from KU Law students to Jayhawk lawyers during the 2012 Hooding Ceremony on May 12. Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair, L'78, addressed the class on behalf of alumni, and Dean Stephen Mazza recounted the indelible mark class members left on the school. Max Falkenstien, the legendary voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, read the graduates' names as they received their hoods.
Moot Court Finals
April 12, 2012 | Video | Photo gallery
From a pool of 52 second-year law students, four emerged to compete in the final round of the 2012 Moot Court Competition on April 12, 2012. Trent Byquist and his co-counsel, Rachel Nelson, were deemed the winning team by the three-judge panel of Judge Julie Robinson, L'81, and Judge Eric Melgren of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, and Judge Steve Leben, L'82, of the Kansas Court of Appeals. Opposing counsel were fellow 2Ls Britt Lagemann and Bri Harris, who argued on behalf of the petitioner.
Diversity in Law Banquet: David Lloyd
March 2, 2012 | Video | MP3 | Photo gallery
The 2012 Diversity in Law Banquet took place at Pachamama's. David Lloyd, L'07, an attorney at Finch & Campbell LLP and co-owner of Method, a men's clothing boutique, delivered the keynote speech.
Lawyering for the EPA: How to Make a Difference
Feb. 28, 2012 | MP3
The Environmental Law Society hosted EPA Region 7 Administrator Dr. Karl Brooks, who discussed the role of legal counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Faux Reform and For Reform
Feb. 10, 2012 | MP3 | Story
Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters columnist and best-selling author David Cay Johnston, a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the Syracuse University College of Law, delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium, "Corporate Tax Reform: Making America Competitive."
Affirmative Action Debate
Feb. 10, 2012 | MP3 | Story
Ron Sullivan from Harvard Law School and Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel of Center for Equal Opportunity, debated the topic of ethnic and racial preferences in university admissions. This debate topic aligns with Fisher v. University of Texas, which was granted certiorari by the Supreme Court.
Campaign Finance Challenges in the Age of the Super PAC
Jan. 26, 2012 | MP3 | Story
Federal Election Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly discussed recent court challenges and pending issues related to federal campaign finance laws. She also spoke about political advertising by super PACs, as well as Citizens United v. FEC, the controversial 2010 case in which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down, on First Amendment grounds, a restriction on corporate expenditures for political advertising.
Stephen McAllister on 'What Roe v. Wade Really Means'
Jan. 22, 2010 | MP3
In honor of the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, KU Law Students for Reproductive Justice hosted "What Roe v. Wade Really Means: An Honest, Non-Biased Look at a Landmark Legal Decision" on Jan. 22, 2010, at Green Hall. Stephen McAllister, KU Law professor and solicitor general of Kansas, gave a constitutional analysis of the case, followed by a Q&A period.