Living in Lawrence

Living in Lawrence

Lawrence boasts art galleries, museums, performance halls, global cuisine, lakes, trails, Division I athletics and proximity to Topeka and Kansas City. It's laid-back living in a cosmopolitan Midwest community. More...

Student Life & Traditions

Law school can be competitive, but KU Law students will tell you that Green Hall is a highly collegial place. Events sponsored by student organizations are among the most important law school traditions. More on student life and traditions...


KU Law values diversity in its student body and believes that the intentional creation of a diverse learning environment is essential to achieving the university's educational mission. More...

Housing & Child Care

Living and playing in Lawrence is one of the great benefits of a KU Law education, and it's a wonderful place to raise a family. More...


population of Lawrence, Kansas. Not too big, not too small.

8th best
college town

in the nation, according to American Institute for Economic Research.

7th smartest city

in the United States, according to

40 minutes east

is Kansas City, with an international airport, shopping, and entertainment.

100 countries:

home to students who come to KU each year. Expand your network.

28 and 600:

student organizations at KU Law and campuswide. Get involved.


university in the world represented by the Jayhawk. Rock chalk!


Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance