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Kansas Supreme Court Guest Lecture

Monday, September 24

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

K-State Student Union Rm. 227

Join Supreme Court Justice Marla Luckert and Chief Judge Kim Cudney of the 12th Judicial District for a guest lecture on Monday, September 24th from 1:30-2:20 PM in Union Room 227. Justice Luckert and Judge Cudney will be taking over Constitutional Law I for the day to impart real-world knowledge and experience on K-State Students! 

All students are welcome to attend, however, seating is limited!

Please RSVP to pre-law@ksu.edu by Friday, September 21.

Kansas Supreme Court Visits Manhattan, KS

Monday, September 24

6:00 PM, Manhattan High School Auditorium

2100 Poyntz Avenue

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear two cases in a special session at Manhattan High School as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of Kansas judiciary. This will mark the Supreme Court's first visit to Manhattan in the court's 157-year history. The court will be in session from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM on Monday, September 24, in the high school auditorium. After the session concludes, the justices will greet the public in an informal reception outside the auditorium.

Plan to arrive at the auditorium early to allow time to get through a security screening. Doors will open at 6 PM.

To ease your check-in, do not bring:

  • Food or drink
  • Large bags, large purses, backpacks, computer cases, or briefcases
  • Knives, pepper spray, firearms, or weapons
  • Electronic devices like laptop computers, handheld games, personal digital assistants, or tablets

If you bring a cell phone, be sure to turn it off and store it out of sight while court is in session. 

If you can not attend in person, there will be a live stream of the event on the judicial branch homepage at www.kscourts.org under the Watch Supreme Court Live! tab.

Take time to review the docket if you would like to have a better idea of what to expect from the Supreme Court visit.

Washburn Rural Legal Speaker: Shawn Leisinger

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Student Union Rm. 209

Come hear from Professor Shawn Leisinger of Washburn Law School as he discusses ethical issues in rural practice and career options for lawyers in rural areas. Special focus will be given to discussion of the variety of traditional and non-traditional roles that lawyers can take on in rural areas and will then more broadly move to discussion of the broader ethical and moral obligations for attorneys in rural practice settings. 

Shawn Leisinger is the Executive Director of the Centers for Excellence. The Centers are focused in the areas of Advocacy, Business and Transactional Law, Children and Family Law, International and Comparative Law, Law and Government, and Oil and Gas Law. Shawn oversees development of the Center's programming and the actual events and activities of the Centers throughout the year.

This event is open to all students, but seating is limited.

Please RSVP to pre-law@ksu.edu to sign up.

Legal Speaker Series: Elsbeth Magilton, J.D.

Monday, October 15

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Student Union Rm. 209

Join visiting attorney Elsbeth Magilton, Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications law program at the University of Nebraska College of Law, as she discusses her career in international space law. Elsbeth's current research focus areas include commercial space law and policy, cybersecurity and innovative technologies, and national security. Find her most recent legal article, "Ready Party One: The History and Developing Role of Online Dispute Resolution Technology From VoIP to Virtual Reality," published in the Penn State Arbitration Law Review, Fall 2018.

Elsbeth Magilton is a member of both the Nebraska Bar Association and the National Women in Aerospace organization. She also hosts the U.S. State Department Visiting Leaders Program, focused on Women in Stem, Cybersecurity, and National Security, annually. Elsbeth is the Nebraska College of Law's principal investigator for projects serving the U.S. Strategic Command's University Affiliated Research Center - the only such center in the Department of Defense to include a law school in their research partnerships.

This event is open to all students, but seating is limited.

Please RSVP to pre-law@ksu.edu to sign up.

Practice LSAT

Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wildcat Chamber, K-State Student Union

There will be a Practice LSAT on Saturday morning, October 20, 2018, in the Wildcat Chamber (formerly Little Theatre) of the K-State Student UnionThe cost is $15.00 due at registration.

Pre-register in 215 Fairchild Hall no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 12, 2018.  You must pre-pay at the time you register.  If the response for this test is insufficient, it will be cancelled so please register timely. 
The practice test will be treated as a real LSAT. With that being said, arrive at the test a little early to get signed in.  Bring a photo ID, an analogue watch, #2 pencils and an eraser to the test.  No mechanical pencils, hats, or hoods are permitted.  Please let the office know if you need a certain test or if you have taken many prior tests.

Please email pre-law@ksu.edu with any questions.

Legal Speaker Series: Liam Reilly, J.D.

Monday, November 5

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Student Union Rm. 207

Join visiting attorney, Liam Reilly, for an interesting discussion on intellectual property and patent law. Liam is a member of the intellectual property team at Husch Blackwell LLP in Kansas City. His practice focuses primarily around trademarks, patents, and software licensing. Liam also has experience with matters related to data protection and e-commerce disputes.

Liam Reilly is active in both the entrepreneur and small business communities in Kansas City, regularly volunteering his time to assist organizations such as Sprint Accelerator, Plexpod, and UMKC E-scholars Program. This works serves to promote innovational thought throughout the region. Liam received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Kansas State University before attending Notre Dame Law School, where he was a Weigand Scholar.

This event is open to all students, but seating is limited.

Please RSVP to pre-law@ksu.edu to sign up.

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