Kansas Supreme Court Justice Nancy Moritz, a Washburn alumnus, who got her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1982 and juris doctor in 1985, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Justice Moritz, a Tipton, Kan. native, is the second Washburn University School of Law graduate to be named to this court and the first in more than 50 years. She is following in the footsteps of illustrious alumus Delmas C. Hill, who graduated from Washburn in1929 and was appointed in 1961.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment for Justice Moritz and it serves to highlight her amazing legal career,” said Dean Thomas J. Romig. “She exemplifies the character and caliber of our Washburn Law graduates, and we are thrilled about her well-deserved appointment to this prestigious court. Having one of our graduates elevated to the national legal arena honors the abilities and attributes of Justice Moritz and generates excitement and pride among faculty, alumni, and students at Washburn Law who applaud her hard-earned success.”