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.”

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