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Last updated: 12/20/2017
Prof Mike Kautsch
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University Of Kansas School Of Law
785 864-5377 (Phone)
785 816-5054 (Fax)
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  Douglas (2)
  1/1/1971
  Iowa
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Kautsch left his post as dean of the KU School of Journalism at the end of the 1996-1997 academic year to join the KU Law faculty and develop a program on Media, Law and Policy at the School of Law. The program includes a Media Law Clinic and Media Law course, as well as a certificate in Media, Law and Policy. Kautsch holds degrees in journalism and law from the University of Iowa, and he worked as a journalist for about 10 years before joining the KU journalism school in 1979. He has long worked with the media bar and engages in research and makes public presentations on the First Amendment and other topics related to media and the law. Kautsch testifies before Kansas legislative committees on media-related bills, participates annually in planning and presenting a national Media and the Law Seminar in Kansas City, and chairs the Media Bar Committee of the Kansas Bar Association (KBA). His honors include a number of teaching awards and an Outstanding Service Award from the KBA (1997) in recognition of his contributions to media-bar relations. His other service activities in the state include a charter membership in the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government and six years as a gubernatorial appointee to the Kansas Humanities Council board of directors. The professor has been quoted by many major news outlets.