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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. The University of Kansas lies at the center of the community and infuses an already vibrant city with vitality and diversity. Lawrence is routinely ranked among the best college towns in America.


Most students live off campus; apartments and rental homes are available throughout the city. On-campus housing is also available. For married students and single parents, KU maintains Stouffer Place, an apartment complex near the law school. Law students may also live in any KU residence hall or in Jayhawker Towers, an apartment complex for unmarried students across the street from Green Hall.


Many law students move to Lawrence with their families, and their spouses need to find work. The University of Kansas and Lawrence Public Schools are two of the largest employers in town. But there are plenty of other options as well, including commuting to jobs in nearby Topeka (the state capital) and Kansas City. The resources at the link below will help get you started in your local employment search.

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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