The Journal hosts an annual symposium at the University of Kansas School of Law. Speakers present articles and discuss an important public policy issue determined in advance by the Editorial Board. Articles submitted by symposium participants are published together in issue three of the Journal.

2020 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy Symposium

International Legal Challenges Facing the New U.S. Administration: Critical Analyses from the American Heartland

February 12, 2021 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm | Virtual event

The Symposium will feature the following speakers:

  • Raj Bhala, University of Kansas School of Law, International Trade Law
  • Laura Fey, Fey LLC, Privacy Law
  • David Gantz, University of Arizona College of Law, Trade and International Economics Law
  • Anupam Jha, University of Delhi Faculty of Law, International Criminal and Human Rights Law
  • Mark Johnson, Dentons U.S. LLP, Election Law
  • Petros Mavroidis, Columbia Law School, Foreign and Comparative Law
  • Asif Qureshi, Korea University School of Law, International Economic Law

2019 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy Symposium

Restorative Justice

March 1, 2019 | 8:30 am – 5 pm | 104 Green Hall | Lawrence, KS

The 2019 Law Journal Symposium explored the theoretical underpinnings of restorative justice principles, demonstrating how these theories are applied in different areas of the law. The program began by looking at Judge Rosemarie Aquilina’s use of restorative justice in the Larry Nassar sentencing hearings, a proceeding that received nationwide attention. Following the discussion of the Nassar trial, scholars from across the nation discussed differing theories of restorative justice and its application in their respective fields.

The Symposium featured the following speakers:

  • Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, 30th Circuit Court in Ingham County, Michigan
  • Abigail Barefoot, Doctoral Student in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas
  • Tricia Bushnell, Executive Director of the Midwest Innocence Project 
  • Paul Cassell, Ronald N. Boyce Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and University Distinguished Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
  • Williamson Chang, Professor of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Sarah Deer, Professor, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and School of Public Affairs & Administration,  University of Kansas
  • Trinea Gonczar, former gymnast
  • Laurie Kohn, Co-Director of the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics; Director of the Family Justice Litigation Clinic, George Washington University Law School
  • Sen. Pete Lee, District 11, Colorado Senate
  • Shawn Watts, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law.