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 94% of graduates in the Class of 2022 landed full-time, long-term law jobs. This is the ninth consecutive year KU Law has reported employment and full-time grad school of 90% or more.
KU Law is the #4 Best Value Law School, according to National Jurist Magazine (2023). 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
Sixteen students from the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen to be Dean’s Fellows for the 2023-2024 academic year.
The University of Kansas School of Law welcomed the Class of 2026 to Green Hall in August. This year’s incoming class is made up of 115 J.D. students from 18 states and 54 undergraduate institutions.
The KU Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging will host a Tribal Sovereignty Speaker Series over the month of November in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
A University of Kansas School of Law professor has published new work on the "lost history" of mandatory disclosure, contradicting the common origin story of how the U.S. government began regulating business in the years following the stock market crash of 1929.