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June 19, 2006
Contact: Crystal Mai, School of Law, (785) 864-9208.

KU School of Law announces 11 graduates honored this spring

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Law honored 11 graduating students at the school’s hooding ceremony May 21 at the Lied Center.

Four graduates received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, which is presented to the graduate or graduates who have made a significant contribution to legal scholarship. Two graduates received the Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award, which is presented to the graduates whose service to fellow students demonstrates the greatest promise for contribution to the legal profession and society.

The award winners, who earned their law degrees in May, are listed below by hometown, award, academic achievements, parents’ names and high school (when available).

DOUGLAS COUNTY
From Lawrence
William Burke Griggs received a Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. Griggs served as editor of the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. Burke received his doctoral and master’s degrees from Yale University.

JOHNSON COUNTY
From Lenexa
Holly Hydeman received a Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. Hydeman excelled academically and spent part of the spring semester studying in London as part of the school’s London Law Consortium. She received her bachelor’s degree from KU.

From Overland Park
Carly Farrell received a Janean Meigs Memorial Award, presented to a student who has demonstrated a caring spirit in service to the students of the law school or the community at large. Farrell has been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, the Bacchus Foundation of Greater Kansas City and the Lawrence Humane Society. She received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. She is the daughter of Steve and Judy Farrell.

From Prairie Village
Matthew Hubbard accepted the Class of 1949 Leadership Award, presented to a student who has contributed most significantly to bring positive attention to, create positive change in or generally add to the overall legal experience of law students. Hubbard is a Rice scholar and a law school ambassador. He has assisted the KU admissions office with the recruitment of new students and in particular the recruitment of Rice scholars. He also was a member of the Bankruptcy Moot Court team. He received his bachelor’s degree from KU and is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School.

LOGAN COUNTY
From Oakley
Derek Teeter received the Robert F. Bennett Award, presented to the graduate whose undergraduate degree is from a Kansas university or college and who has demonstrated leadership qualities through public service. Teeter was articles editor of the Kansas Law Review. He was a member of the National Moot Court team, the National First Amendment Moot Court team and president of the Federalist Society. He received his bachelor’s degree from KU and is a graduate of Oakley High School.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY
From Coffeyville
Katie Many received the Lloyd Kagey Outstanding Leadership Award, presented to the graduate who has most distinguished him or herself through leadership within the law school. Many was a member of the National Moot Court team and as a member of the Moot Court Council was instrumental in the success of this years in-house competition. She received her bachelor’s degree from Drury College. She is the daughter of Barry Many.

SEDGWICK COUNTY
From Andale
Teresa Schreffler received a Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. She was articles editor for the Kansas Law Review and editor of the Brief Brief during her second year. She received her bachelor’s degree from KU. She is daughter of Dorothy Schreffler and a graduate of Anderson County High School.

SHAWNEE COUNTY
From Topeka
David Roby received a Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement. Roby was symposium editor for the Kansas Law Review and was a member of the Bankruptcy Moot Court team. He received his bachelor’s degree from KU and is a graduate of Shawnee Heights Senior High School.

ILLINOIS
From Chicago
Arturo Thompson received a Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award. Thompson was instrumental in creating the American Constitution Society and was a member of the law school’s Self-Study Committee.

IOWA
From Rolfe
Leita Walker received the Samuel Mellinger Scholarship, Leadership and Service Award, presented to the graduate who has most distinguished himself or herself in the combined areas of scholarship, leadership and service. Walker was editor of the Kansas Law Review and was instrumental in making numerous positive changes. A top student, she was also selected by the faculty to carry the law school’s banner at KU’s commencement ceremony. She received her bachelor’s from KU.

LOUISIANA
From Rayville
Marshon Robinson received a Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award. Robinson was an officer of the Student Bar Association and served on the school’s dean search committee. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern University Lab School.

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