Overview

Juris Doctor overview

The Juris Doctor program at KU Law prepares students to be outstanding members of the legal profession, well educated in the law, with a commitment to public service and professional achievement. A rigorous and engaging curriculum challenges students to solve problems thoughtfully and analytically. Required courses lay a solid foundation in the general principles of law and its practice in a changing legal environment, while a broad array of upper-level offerings empower students to tailor an education to fit their unique interests.

KU Law students develop their expertise in the classroom and in the field, perfecting legal analysis and writing, developing professional skills, and then putting their knowledge to work on real cases through one of the most extensive clinical and externship programs in the nation.

Students leave KU Law poised to become strong, ethical leaders in the legal profession and in their communities.

 

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Why KU
  • 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