Laurel Kupka, L'11

Associate, Payne & Jones Law Firm

Laurel Kupka
"KU Law graduates are really highly respected in the legal community and beyond."

“I decided to attend KU because I knew I would get an outstanding legal education at a very reasonable price. It really came down to what type of return I was going to get on my investment and you just can’t beat what you get here. Everyone in my firm has some sort of connection to KU so I’m definitely in good company. We’re all just huge KU supporters and avid Jayhawk fans.”

“I’m proud to be a Jayhawk lawyer because my law degree is so much more than just a piece of paper. KU Law graduates are really highly respected in the legal community and beyond. We’ve got an incredible network of alumni who are doing great things across the country and around the world, and I’m just so grateful to be part of that.”


Top 25 among public law schools — Business Insider
KU’s Project for Innocence: 2 wrongfully convicted citizens serving life sentences freed in 2015
7,700+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., 3 U.S. territories, and 20 foreign countries
91 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2015 – top 23.3 percent nationally
23rd in the nation for most-improved employment rates
One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
25th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation
21st: “Best Schools for Practical Training”
77 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
National Champions: 2016 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition
#19 moot court program in the nation
#17 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
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