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Dillon Williams

Dillon Williams

1L  |  Waynesville, MO  |  Missouri Western State University  |  d.williams@ku.edu

Hey, everyone! My name is Dillon Williams, and I am a 1L here at the University of Kansas School of Law. I was an Army brat growing up, so I’ve lived all over the place, but if I had to pick one place that I call home, it would be Waynesville, Missouri. I attended Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri for undergrad. I received a degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in legal studies in December 2014. After graduating, I worked for the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas for two and a half years before coming to law school. 

While working in KC, I was fortunate enough to work closely with the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office. I made many great friends there, and quite a few of them happened to be recent KU Law graduates. I knew I’d always wanted to go to law school, and it was through their influence and support that I decided to apply to KU Law.

I wasn’t wrong in my decision. From the very beginning, KU Law has made me feel right at home. I’ve found amazing new friends, and not even just students. That includes faculty and staff as well. Everyone here is friendly, welcoming, and the environment itself really pushes you to succeed, which is crucial. After all, the academic pressure in law school is no joke. Anyone who says otherwise, in my opinion, probably didn’t go to law school. That’s why it’s important to surround yourself with a good group of people that will keep you grounded and motivated to keep at it when the going gets tough. I found that great group of people here at KU Law, and I hope you will, too.

If you have any questions about KU Law, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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