Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2017-June 2018

James M. Concannon

Professional Service

Commissioner from Kansas at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, San Diego, California, July 14-20, 2017.

Linda Henry Elrod


"Searching for Federal Family Policy," 16th World Congress of the International Society of Family Law, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 29, 2017.

Moderator and facilitator, "High Conflict Divorce," 16th World Congress of the International Society of Family Law, July 26, 2017.

Professional Service

Participated in the 16th World Congress of the International Society of Family Law, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 25-29, 2017.

Emily Grant


"Making a Great Second Impression: Resetting a Legal Writing Class after a Rough Stretch," Association of Legal Writing Directors 2017 Biennial Conference, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 19, 2017 (with Joe Fore).

Media Interviews

Quoted, "Forget 'The Paper Chase,' This Prof Wants a Warm, Fuzzy 1st Day of Law School," Law.com, August 3, 2017.

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Books and Monographs

Interactive Citation Workbook for ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 2017 Edition (co-authored with Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt) (LexisNexis, 2017).
» See publisher's web site for further description and ordering information.

Craig Martin

Opinions/Editorials and Blog Articles (Selected)

"The Omar Khadr Settlement Reaffirms Canada’s Values," Huffington Post, July 17, 2017.


Keynote address "Change it to Save it: Why and How to Amend Article 9," Smposium entitled How to View Abe's Constitutional Amendment Proposals, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, August 4, 2017.

"The Legitimacy of Informal Constitutional Amendment and the 'Reinterpretation' of Japan's War Powers," I-CON Society Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 6, 2017.

Frédéric G. Sourgens

Editorial Appointments

Editor in Chief, Investment Claims (Oxford University Press), July 7, 2017.

Conferences Planned

Co-chair, Oxford Investment Claims Summer Academy, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, United Kingdom, July 6-7, 2017.

Because faculty scholarship and professional activity play such significant roles in the education of Washburn University School of Law students and development of the law, the Washburn Law faculty devotes significant effort to be recognized experts in their respective areas of work. Each year, members of the faculty at Washburn Law produce numerous articles that are published in nationally recognized law reviews, participate on programs around the world, and serve as leaders of important professional organizations. This activity connects the faculty and law school to the legal academy at large, enabling the faculty to bring information and attributes from such efforts back to the classroom to enrich the students' educational experience.

Scholarly and professional programs offered at Washburn Law also enrich the law school's intellectual community. The maintenance of an intellectual atmosphere is crucial in the legal profession — a profession of learned members. Students who participate in any of the many activities that law school offers will be better prepared for the intellectual demands of the legal profession. The combination of world-class scholars, rich scholarly programs, and a welcoming environment make studying at Washburn Law rewarding for our students and further encourages faculty scholarship.