Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy

Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy

About Us

In March of 1990, five University of Kansas law students formed the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, a new legal publication at the School of Law, to meet two goals.

The first goal was, and remains, to prompt policymakers and scholars to address policy issues left unaddressed – or inadequately addressed – in traditional legal scholarship publications. The Journal defines "public policy" as the impact of legal rules on society, and through this definition seeks to provide a forum for the discussion of public policy issues.

The second goal remains to foster a broad notion of diversity in these public policy debates. The Journal endeavors to provide both important information to policymakers and diverse treatments and critical analysis of the same. The Journal aspires to create a forum open to all those offering viewpoints on and solutions to public policy problems and issues. To this end, the Journal's Editorial Board remains neither conservative nor liberal, but instead is interested in presenting thought-provoking, informative and interesting viewpoints.

The Journal was conceived as a tool for exploring how the law shapes public policy choices and how public policy choices shape the law. The Journal seeks to reach a broad audience. It is the mission of the Journal to reach decision-makers at all levels – legislators who create the laws, judges who interpret the laws, educators who influence thinking about the laws, and voters who influence the entire process.

Founding Members: Rita Bigras, Louis Cohn, Scott Long, Paulette Manville and David Summers

Contact the Law Journal

785-864-4550
journal@ku.edu

Faculty Advisors
Elinor Schroeder
785-864-9232
eschroed@ku.edu

Richard Levy
785-864-9220
rlevy@ku.edu

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Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks used at U.S. law schools
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 33 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,300+ alumni live in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries
  • Routinely ranked a “best value” law school
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 26th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • Nearly 800 employment interviews at law school, 2012-13
  • Top 25% for number of 2013 grads hired by the nation’s largest law firms