David S. Samms

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David S. Samms is currently in his second year of law school, and loving every minute of it. Although he started law school with the dream of facilitating adoptions between Russia and America based on prior experiences in Vladivostok, the political changes about adopting from Russia made him adjust his path. He is focusing instead on litigation and elder law issues, as well as estate planning. In summer 2013, he clerked for a judge in Shawnee County and this fall he is working for a not-for-profit firm in Topeka handling collections cases and simple estates. 10/2013


KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad