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
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.
KU Law News
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.
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.
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.
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.