KTK is excited to announce one of its 2018 Summer Law Clerk positions has been accepted by Kate Lander. Currently a student at Washburn University School of Law, Kate completed her undergraduate at Emporia State University (2015). She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, making the Dean’s List every semester. Kate was the Vice President of Sigma Alpha Lampha, Leadership and Honor Society and a Standards Board Member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
After graduation Kate was a first-grade teacher in the Olathe School District for two years. She then made the choice to return to school and began at Washburn School of Law in the fall of 2017. Since beginning law school, Kate has been a member of the Hispanic American Law Students Association, Asian American Law Students Association, Pro Bono Society, and Women’s Legal Forum. She is a Representative At Large of the Washburn Student Bar Association and earned a CALI award for Property. CALI Awards are granted to the student with the highest grade in the class, as determined by the professor, and over 100 law schools participate in the CALI Excellence for the Future Award Program. Most notably, Kate is ranked first in her class.
In addition to her academic pursuits, Kate is involved in a number of professional associations. She is a student member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka. KTK greatly looks forward to having Kate join the firm while also she also clerks for Judge Nancy Mortiz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.