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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% 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.
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.
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.
Recent Developments in the Law CLE at KU Law

Recent Developments in the Law CLE

Join us for a one-day CLE covering recent developments in the law. This program is approved for eight hours of CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri, including one hour of ethics and professionalism.

KU Law News

KU Law receives $1.6M grant to aid veterans

The University of Kansas School of Law is set to receive $1.6 million in federal funding for the establishment of a free legal aid clinic dedicated to serving veterans. With an estimated 194,000 veterans in Kansas, the clinic would be the first of its kind in the state.

SEC could patch enforcement mechanism, regardless of Supreme Court ruling, analysis shows

​ The Supreme Court recently heard a case about how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prosecutes those accused of financial wrongdoing. The case has some fearing it will end the agency's ability to pursue bad financial actors, while others say it will finally end the agency’s overreach. A…

KU Law wraps up transactional law competition season with another first-place win

On March 30-31, two University of Kansas Law students competed in the William & Mary Colonial Cup Transactional Law Competition in Williamsburg, Virginia. Third-year law student Matthew Firnhaber, from Olathe, and second-year law student Amanda Brauninger, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, beat out teams…

Study: AI writing, illustration emits hundreds of times less carbon than humans

With the evolution of artificial intelligence comes discussion of the technology's environmental impact. A new study has found that for the tasks of writing and illustrating, AI emits hundreds of times less carbon than humans performing the same tasks. That does not mean, however, that AI can or…

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