Legal Aid

Through the Legal Aid Clinic, KU law student interns provide legal assistance for low-income clients in Lawrence Municipal Court and Douglas County District Court. The clinic's caseload is divided into three general areas:

  • a civil practice that includes divorce, paternity, protection from abuse, child support, landlord and tenant matters and consumer matters;
  • a criminal practice for adults who are charged with crimes in Lawrence Municipal Court; and
  • a criminal practice for juveniles who are charged with crimes in Douglas County District Court.

The clinic works with legal aid organizations and the local courts to identify clients eligible for student representation. To determine whether the Legal Aid Clinic can assist you, please call 785-864-5564.

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
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 27th 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
  • 20th: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at the 250 largest law firms