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Suzanne Valdez

Clinical Professor
Director, Criminal Prosecution Field Placement Program
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Prior to joining the KU Law faculty in 1999, Suzanne Valdez was an attorney with Kansas Legal Services in Kansas City, Kansas. Valdez graduated from the KU School of Law in 1996. She was a member of the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, a research and teaching assistant, a participant in the Legal Aid Clinic, and winner of a Foulston & Siefkin Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award and the 1996 Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award. An outstanding teacher, Valdez was the recipient of the 2000 Immel Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2002 Moreau Award for commitment to advising students.

Courses Taught:
  • Criminal Prosecution Field Placement Program
  • Deposition Skills Workshop
  • Practice in Kansas
  • Pretrial Advocacy
  • Professional Responsibility


J.D., Kansas, 1996; B.S., Nevada-Las Vegas, 1991



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