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University of Kansas School of Law

At KU Law, students gain the deep knowledge and practice-ready skills needed to become outstanding members of the legal profession.

A law school where value matters.

KU Law students have access to small class sizes, expert faculty, a collegial environment and hands-on learning programs, all at a reasonable cost.

Degree Programs

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.
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Areas of Study

Students have access to more than 100 upper-level courses in a variety of practice areas. KU Law offers eight certificate programs, more than a dozen curriculum guides and 12 joint degree programs for students looking to specialize.
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Hands-On Learning

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.
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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.
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Statistics and Rankings

93%
More than 93% of graduates in the Class of 2020 were employed within 10 months of graduation. This is the seventh consecutive year KU Law has reported employment of 90% or more.
#13
KU Law's moot court program ranks 13th in the country, according to the University of Houston Law Center. The program has finished in the top 30 nationally for the past six years.
91%
KU Law's bar exam passage rate in 2020 was 91%. Our graduates routinely exceed the state average for first-time test takers. The key is careful preparation, aided by KU Law’s Free Bar Prep Program.
7.3:1
With a faculty-to-student ratio of 7.3:1, students have a chance to know their professors. Faculty are scholars and lawyers recognized nationally and abroad as leaders in their fields.

KU Law News

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University community remembers Bruce Hopkins, law professor of practice

The KU community mourns the passing of Bruce Hopkins, professor of practice from the School of Law. Hopkins was a leading authority in the field of nonprofit law, publishing more than 30 books on the subject.
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'Unicorniphobia' may be a rush to regulate private companies, professor says

In “Unicorniphobia,” forthcoming in the Harvard Business Law Review, Associate Professor Alex Platt examines the growing number of 'unicorns' and the calls by legal academics and SEC leaders to impose new regulations on them.
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New online Homeland Security graduate programs equip students with specialized industry knowledge

The University of Kansas is wrapping up the first semester of the new online Master of Science in Homeland Security: Law & Policy degree and an online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security: Law & Policy.
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KU alumnus gives $2M gift for law, engineering schools

A gift from the estate of University of Kansas alumnus Dean Frisbie provides $1 million to the School of Law and $1 million to the School of Engineering. Frisbie, L'53, earned degrees from both schools.

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