The Kansas University School of Law recently announced law students winning awards for scholastic achievement and aptitude, service and leadership.
The Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement went to Eric Barton of Lawrence, son of David and Susan Barton, Manhattan. The award is given to a member of the graduating class having made "the most significant contribution toward overall legal scholarship."
The Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award went to Kathryn Michelle Johnson of Rogers, Okla. The award is given to the graduating senior whose service to his or her fellow students in the law school or the university community demonstrates the greatest promise for contributions to the legal profession and to society.
Winner of the Justice Lloyd Kagey Leadership Award is Randall Patterson, Lawrence. The award is given to the graduating senior who has most distinguished himself or herself through leadership in the law school.
Veronica Sellers of Kansas City, Mo., is the winner of the Samuel Mellinger Scholarship, Leadership and Service Award, given to the graduating senior who has most distinguished himself or herself in scholarship, leadership and service.
Evan Ice, Lawrence, son of Ted and Sue Ice, Newton, received this year's Kansas Bankers Association Trust Division Estate Planning Award, given to the graduating student who demonstrates the greatest potential and aptitude for estate planning. Ice earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from KU in 1986 and worked as a flight-test engineer in Wichita for the Boeing Co. from 1986 to 1990. He will join the Lawrence law firm of Stevens, Brand, Golden, Winter & Skepnek.