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Center for International Trade and Agriculture

The Center for International Trade and Agriculture brings together scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and students around the study and practice of international trade and agriculture. The center aims to promote key issues in these areas through research and outreach in Kansas and around the world. To accomplish that mission, the center sponsors interdisciplinary conferences addressing issues of current importance to legal practitioners, scholars, and policymakers in international trade and agriculture, with special emphasis on matters of importance to the state of Kansas. It hosts visiting scholars, practitioners, or policymakers to interact with students, faculty, and alumni through guest lectures and mini-courses. The center also educates and trains law students through relevant course work and summer placements to engage in legal practice, prepare for work in law reform, or engage in agribusiness and international trade in areas related to trade and agriculture.

For more information about the center, see the Centers and Programs section of the law school’s website.

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy

The Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy capitalizes on its namesake’s distinguished history in litigation to cultivate a new generation of trial lawyers. Apart from the core mission of the center — to enhance the learning experience of students who aspire to be trial lawyers — the effort also creates opportunities for mentorship between experienced litigators and law students, provides a forum for practicing trial lawyers to share information with one another, and creates outlets to educate the public about the role of litigation in a democratic society. In that spirit, the center invites distinguished trial lawyers to campus to give public lectures and serve as practitioners in residence and creates environments in which law school faculty members and legal practitioners can provide trial skills training to students.

For more information about the center, see the Centers and Programs section of the law school’s website.

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Tribal Law and Government Center

The Tribal Law and Government Center prepares a new generation of advocates for careers representing the legal interests of indigenous nations and tribes. It provides a forum for research and scholarship on indigenous legal and governance issues.

The center operates 4 programs. The Tribal Lawyer Certificate Program ensures that law students who plan careers representing indigenous nations have the skills necessary to appreciate and strengthen the unique nature of their legal systems. The Tribal Law and Government Conference promotes research and scholarship regarding the unique legal and governance issues of indigenous nations. The Tribal Judicial Support Clinic gives second- and third-year students the opportunity to assist tribal court systems through a variety of projects. The joint degree program in law and global indigenous nations studies aspires to facilitate the protection and strengthening of indigenous sovereignty, self-determination, and self-sufficiency in indigenous nations throughout the Americas.

For more information about the center, see the Centers and Programs section of the law school’s website.

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