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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.

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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 10 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

100%
100% of KU Law graduates from calendar year 2021 passed the bar exam within two years. The key is careful preparation, aided by KU Law’s Free Bar Prep Program.
93.9%
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.
#4
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.
6.6:1
With a faculty-to-student ratio of 6.6:1, students get to know their professors. Faculty are dedicated teachers, scholars and lawyers recognized nationally and abroad as leaders in their fields.

Featured Events & Programs

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Admissions Info Sessions

Join the Office of Admissions for an information session introducing you to life at KU Law.
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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.
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KU Law Magazine 2023

Featuring stories about alumni working in our nation's capital.

KU Law News

2023-24 Dean's Fellows

Sixteen Dean’s Fellows to mentor first-year students for 2023-2024

Sixteen students from the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen to be Dean’s Fellows for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Nathan Felema, Val U Baul French, Rachel Holt, Keirn Kinnan, Evelyn Manresa, Vincent Schiffiano, Alejandra Villagrana-Lozano, Cody White

KU Law welcomes Class of 2026

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.
10 Students from the Class of 2025

Meet the KU Law Class of 2025

KU Law welcomed the Class of 2025 to Green Hall in August. The first-year class is made up of 137 students from 26 states and 73 undergraduate institutions. The class of 2025 also sets a KU Law record for the highest combined median LSAT score and undergraduate GPA.
Kyle Velte

Kyle Velte named associate dean for faculty at School of Law

Professor Kyle Velte has been appointed associate dean for faculty at KU Law. Velte will chair the law school’s faculty hiring committee, oversee course scheduling, and aid in research and scholarship production.

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Resources for Current Students

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