Prairie Village native Ben Ashworth is among a select group of University of Kansas law students who will help mentor first year students at the school.
As one of eight Dean’s Fellows, Ashworth, a second-year law student, will provide “a peer’s insight into the first-year experience” and help “ease the transition into law school” for 1Ls.
Ashworth is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, a law fraternity, and is a columnist for the University Daily Kansas’s sports section. He is also the staff editor of the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Ashworth is a Shawnee Mission East graduate, and attended KU as an undergrad as well. He is the son of William and Gayle Ashworth.
“To be selected as a Dean’s Fellow, one must show leadership, compassion and a willingness to serve those following behind them,” said Kaitlin Brigman, student affairs counselor at the law school. “The Dean’s Fellows are a select group, and the ones chosen for this academic year possess an especially wonderful set of qualities that will serve as an invaluable resource to the incoming students.”