Prairie Village native selected to program helping mentor new KU law students

Ben Ashworth. (Photo via University Daily Kansan).
Ben Ashworth. (Photo via University Daily Kansan).

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.”