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

Andrea J. Boyack


"Prevention or Cure: Comparing European and American Approaches to Consumer Financial Distress," session on Business, Bankruptcy, and Financial Distress, National Business Law Scholars Conference, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 8, 2017.

Gillian Chadwick

Media Contact

Quoted, "Law School Clinics Support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients," The National Jurist, September 28, 2017.

Quoted, "Editorial: We’re Grateful to Washburn, University of Kansas for Helping with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals," The Topeka Capital Journal, September 16, 2017.

Quoted, "Washburn, University of Kansas Law Clinics Offer Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewal Assistance Before Deadline," The Topeka Capital Journal, September 13, 2017.


"Brief Service Fairs: Identifying Learning Goals and Navigating Ethical Challenges," Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, October 13, 2017 (with Michelle Ewert).

"Noticias de DACA," Topeka Public Schools, Quinton Heights Education Campus, Topeka, Kansas, October 5, 2017 (in Spanish).

"Addressing LGBTQ Bias in Legal Systems," ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence training program, "A Coordinated Response: Legal System Advocacy for LGBTQ Victims of Intimate Partner Violence" Frankfort, Kentucky, September 27, 2017 (with Kelly Behre).

"What's New In Immigration," Office of Student Life, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, September 21 2017.

Professional Service

Clinic Support to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients, September 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 (during limited service workshops, supervised clinic students in providing legal services to DACA recipients who may qualify for renewal under the Trump Administration's September 5, 2017 rescission of DACA protections).

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

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Review of the Year 2015-2016 in Family Law: Domestic Dockets Stay Busy," 50 Family Law Quarterly 501 (2017) (co-authored with Robert G. Spector).


"Ethical Dilemmas in Settling Cases with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)," Dispute Resolution Outside the Box, 11th Annual Fall CLE Seminar, Topeka, Kansas, September 29, 2017.

"Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Practicing in a Cyber World," Advanced Family Law CLE, Wichita, Kansas, September 22, 2017.

"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

Member, Board of Editors, Brill Research Perspectives in Family Law in a Global Society, 2017-.

Reporter, Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Family Law, 2017-2021.

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

Michelle Ewert

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"One Strike and You’re Out of Public Housing: How the Intersection of the War on Drugs and Federal Housing Policy Violates Due Process and Fair Housing Principles," 32 Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice 57 (2016).


"Brief Service Fairs: Identifying Learning Goals and Navigating Ethical Challenges," Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, October 13, 2017 (with Gillian Chadwick).

Emily Grant


"Cultivating Collaboration through Constructive Competition," Central States Legal Writing Conference, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 16, 2017 (with Pamela Keller and Joyce Rosenberg).

"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.

Chapters in Books

"American Legal Education: A History of Integrated Instruction," The Doctrine-Skills Divide: Legal Education’s Self-Inflicted Wound (Linda H. Edwards) (Carolina Academic Press, 2017).

L. Ali Khan

Legal Commentaries

"Kansas Supreme Court Fights for Public Education Funding," Jurist, October 6, 2017.

Craig Martin

Opinions/Editorials and Blog Articles (Selected)

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


Keynote address, "Hate Speech Laws in Japan in Comparative Perspective," symposium at UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, California, September 22, 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.

David E. Pierce

Books and Monographs

Co-editor, Oil and Gas Reporter, Volume 184 (Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., 2017) (Annual reporting on case law developments).

David S. Rubenstein

Media Interviews

"Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)," I've Got Issues (produced by Washburn University's public broadcasting station KTWU), September 14, 2017.

Frédéric G. Sourgens

Editorial Appointments

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

Other Publications

"Preserve the Investment Protections in US Free Trade Agreements," Washington Examiner (September 2, 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.