The Washburn University School of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence allows the Law School to take advantage of opportunities and needs as they arise during a given year. One way is by supporting faculty travel to conferences around the globe. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty are frequently invited to speak at conferences, and those opportunities have increased. It is important for our faculty to be leaders and current in their area of expertise. Attending these conferences allows our faculty to accomplish those tasks as well as promote Washburn Law on a national and international level. Additionally, being present at these prominent conferences increases our name recognition, thereby augmenting our recruitment efforts to draw top caliber students to our school. We have a current need to supplement our financial support to attend these conferences.
As always, gifts to the School of Law Dean’s Fund for Excellence also support student scholarships, program activities and events, and student initiatives, such as student travel to competitions and conferences in a specific area of study.