Students in the J.D. program learn the foundations of the law, then gain hands-on experience to get ready for practice. KU Law also offers an LL.M. in American Legal Studies, a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), a Two-Year J.D. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers, and graduate programs in homeland security law.
KU Law’s experiential learning program includes a mix of live-client clinics, field placements and skills simulations. Students have access to nine clinics and field placements, plus skills courses, moot court, mock trial and student-edited journals.
Faculty & Research
KU Law faculty are active scholars, researchers and subject matter experts in their fields. Faculty are committed to excellence in the classroom and to serving as mentors for law students, with offices that open into the heart of Green Hall, the Wheat Law Library.
Statistics and Rankings
Nearly 96% of KU Law graduates from calendar year 2020 passed the bar exam within two years. The key is careful preparation, aided by KU Law’s Free Bar Prep Program.
Nearly 96% of graduates in the Class of 2021 landed full-time, long-term law jobs. This is the eighth consecutive year KU Law has reported employment and full-time grad school of 90% or more.
KU Law is the #13 Best Value Law School, according to National Jurist Magazine (2022). The rankings consider affordability, low graduate debt, and success on the bar exam and in the job market.
Featured Events & Programs
Admissions Info Sessions
Join the Office of Admissions for an information session introducing you to life at KU Law.
Upcoming Alumni Events
KU Law alumni are invited to join us at upcoming receptions, academic events and celebrations. Visit our Alumni Events page to learn more.
KU Law News
On Oct. 13, the 2023 Kansas Law Review Symposium will host a panel of scholars from across the country to revisit the case and discuss what issues are still in play 75 years later.
The University Honors Program has named a new associate director and selected three new Honors Faculty Fellows to begin in the fall semester.
A collaborative series at the University of Kansas that centers misinformation, disinformation and the wellness of democracy resumes in fall 2023 with a program about the Ogallala Aquifer.
Two University of Kansas School of Law students have been selected as the first fellows for the new Douglas County Legal Diversity Fellowship. Helen On, third-year law student, and Dahlia Denton, second-year law student, will be working with local businesses in Douglas County during the 2023-2024…