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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

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.
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.
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.
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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New class of KU Law Dean's Fellows to mentor first-year law students

Thirteen upper-level KU Law students will mentor their first-year peers through the Dean's Fellows program this year. Fellows offer academic support and guidance, serving as resources for students navigating the transition to law school.
100% bar pass rate for first-time test takers, July 2021 in Missouri; 98% bar pass rate for first-time test takers, July 2021 in Kansas

KU Law graduates outperform statewide bar pass rates in Kansas, Missouri

KU Law graduates earned a 100% first-time pass rate on the Missouri bar exam in July, and a 98% first-time pass rate in Kansas. Both numbers were well above state averages.
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KU Law, Wichita State partner to expand accelerated bachelor's, law degree program

Wichita State is the third Regents university to partner with KU Law’s LEAD program. LEAD program students earn a bachelor’s degree and a KU Law degree in six years instead of seven.
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Proposed law changes show less financial transparency may be good in some cases, professor writes

A new study by KU Law Associate Professor Alexander Platt examines ways that SEC regulations on institutional investor disclosures can shape the corporate governance ecosystem.

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