University of Kansas School of Law
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the KU Law Brief, the law school’s quarterly electronic newsletter. We hope you enjoy this sampling of news and events. In each issue, we’ll highlight the activities and accomplishments of KU Law students, faculty and alumni and keep you informed about upcoming events. To view a complete calendar and read the latest news from Green Hall and beyond, please visit our Web site at

High school students learn
about Thurgood Marshall’s legacy

More than 50 students from Kansas City high schools attended the recent Thurgood Marshall Law Day. Keynote speaker Chris Howard, L’2001, shared the moving story of his family’s civil rights struggle, and Dean Gail Agrawal honored the event’s namesake by telling his life story. Read more…

KU moot court teams earn awards
in national competitions

Several University of Kansas School of Law students have earned awards in recent national moot court competitions. Among them is Maria Salcedo, a second-year student who brought home the top prize for oral arguments at the regional level of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Read more…

Chief Justice of the United States
to speak at KU

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, will deliver the 2008 Vickers Memorial Lecture in April at the University of Kansas. The public talk will be part of a two-day trip during which Roberts will meet with business and law students and faculty.
Read more…

Judge, Kansas native returns to discuss trends in international trade law
A U.S. Court of International Trade judge who hails from Kansas will return to her home state this month to talk about trends in world trade and the challenges of globalization. The Hon. Judith M. Barzilay, a Russell native, will speak to the university community on March 25. Read more…

Professor to help clarify law
of international commercial arbitration

Christopher R. Drahozal, the John M. Rounds Professor of Law at the University of Kansas, will play a major role in solidifying the legal principles that guide international commercial arbitration as part of a new project being undertaken by the American Law Institute. Read more…
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