Agenda Item No. V. A. 2. b.
Washburn University Board of Regents
SUBJECT: Designate David L. Ryan Professor Emeritus.
The Washburn University School of Law seeks to achieve its mission of providing a high quality judicial education, which enhances the economic vitality of the region." Professor David Ryan has strived to personify the mission of the Law School during his 37 years of service.
David Ryan graduated from Washburn University Law School in 1966, went on to earn his LLM degree from George Washington University in 1968 and started teaching at Washburn that same year. In 1981, he was recognized as a Distinguished Professor of Law and has held this status longer than any other person in the history of the Law School.
Professor Ryan's scholarly activities include numerous articles, books and book chapters on administrative law, annual supplements to the Kansas Statutes Annotated Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure, and extensive lectures on administrative law practice and procedure, tort reform, disability law, mass transit law, and law and medicine.
His public service is incomparable. He has served for approximately 30 years on: the Kansas Bar Journal Board of Editors for more than 30 years, Administrative Law Committee of the Kansas Judicial Council (sometimes Chair), and General Counsel for Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority. He has appeared before legislative committees annually on behalf of the Judicial Council, has served on the Judicial Access Committee of the Kansas Supreme Courts Committee (1992-1997), served for 20 years as a member of the Kansas Bar Association Administrative Law Committee, and was appointed to the Appellate Courts Committee in 1999.
President Farley recommends the Board of Regents bestow the title "Professor Emeritus" to David Ryan.
date Jerry B. Farley, President