Several Fort Hays State University students took a field trip to Kansas City and Topeka to visit the University of Kansas and Washburn University law schools on Feb. 11 and 12. They also visited the Kansas Judicial Center and the law firm of Shook, Hardy and Bacon in Johnson County.
The students had the chance to tour both law schools and the law firm and sit in on two oral arguments before the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Touring both Washburn and KU gave the students a first-hand look at the schools they may eventually attend.
"Many of our FHSU pre-law students end up staying in Kansas for law school, so visiting both KU and Washburn gives them a chance to compare the two schools and decide which one is a better fit for them," said Dr. Shala Bannister, assistant professor of political science.
The students are listed below by their hometown.
Almena: Josh Copper, sophomore.
Anthony: Mitch Hall, junior.
Arlington: Cody Pierson, sophomore.
Ashland: Nick Hernandez, sophomore.
Colby: Maureen Bliss, senior.
Dodge City: Nikki Clark, junior.
Dwight: Aaron Oleen, senior.
Elkhart: Ethan Harder, junior.
Ellis: Kim Bieker, junior.
Garden City: Alex Zimmerman, freshman.
Goddard: Will Hurst, senior.
Gorham: Danielle Herrman, freshman.
Hartford: Karisa Stein, sophomore.
Hays: Crystal Cook, sophomore; Kristy Pfannenstiel, freshman.
Hill City: Reese Hays, senior.
Munjor: Deanna Dechant, sophomore.
Plainville: Travis Lovelady, sophomore.
Scott City: Candice Palen, junior.
St. Francis: Reid Frohlich, junior.
Tipton: Sarah Smith, senior.
Wichita: Logan Brown, senior; Meg Palmer, senior.