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By selecting Professor Jennifer Kinsley as Professor of the Year, the Class of 2022 is recognizing her work for students both in the classroom and beyond. By selecting Professor Dennis Honabach as Professor of the Year, the class is recognizing how much his decision to remain at Chase after completing his deanship almost 10 years ago has meant to students. 

What some students have said about them

• “Professor Kinsley has helped me better understand the hurdles certain groups face and how attorneys can assist.”

• “My favorite class so far has been Torts, with Professor Honabach. I really enjoyed his teaching style, and found the material to be extremely interesting.”


Professor Jennifer Kinsley

About Professor Kinsley

• Since joining the Chase faculty in 2012, she has taught such courses as Constitutional Law, Legal Analysis and Problem Solving and Trial Advocacy.

• In addition to teaching, Professor Kinsley guides experiential education for students as associate dean for professional development and as director of the field placement program, and mentors them by supervising independent projects.

• When a global pandemic closed most American law offices and courtrooms to in-person proceedings, she nimbly created and taught a course in how to practice law online.

Professor Dennis Honabach

About Professor Honabach

• He has taught Agency, Partnership and Limited Liability Corporations; Business Basics for Law Students; Business Organizations; Contracts; Corporations; Property; and Torts.

• As dean, he initiated a requirement for pro bono service as a graduation requisite.

• Prior to his appointment at Chase in 2006, he was dean and professor of law at Washburn University School of Law, in Topeka, Kansas.


As Professors of the Year

• They will be grand marshals at commencement, May 6, to lead the academic procession and to read the names of students as they receive degrees.