LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas senior class has honored a lecturer whose expertise in electronic discovery enlightens both law students and business students.
Amii Castle received the 2017 H.O.P.E. Award. The recognition — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator — is given annually by the senior class through the Board of Class Officers. It was presented Nov. 18 during halftime of the KU-Oklahoma football game.
Castle received a Bachelor of Science degree from KU in 1994 and received a Juris Doctor from KU in 1997.
Since graduating law school, Castle served as a law clerk for three federal judges and practiced law in the private sector at both plaintiff and defense firms, specializing in commercial and class-action litigation in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
In the classroom, Castle brings a wealth of knowledge from private practice and a specialized perspective from the federal bench. She teaches the courses Business Law and Electronic Discovery, and she also is faculty adviser to the American Civil Liberties Union student chapter at KU.
The senior class established the H.O.P.E. Award in 1959. The senior class selects a faculty member who enlightens and motivates students to succeed and who best exemplifies dedication to students and the educational process.
H.O.P.E. winners receive a monetary award and recognition on a permanent plaque displayed in the Kansas Union. More information on the H.O.P.E. Award and a list of past winners are available online.