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 who took the bar exam for the first time in 2021 passed, with the 11th-highest success rate in the country. The key is careful preparation, aided by KU Law’s Free Bar Prep Program.
Nearly 95% of graduates in the Class of 2021 landed full-time, long-term law jobs. This is the eighth consecutive year KU Law has reported employment and full-time grad school of 90% or more.
KU Law's moot court program ranks 14th in the country, according to the University of Houston Law Center. The program has finished in the top 30 nationally for the past seven years.
Featured Events & Programs
KU Law News
A new virtual series will ask important questions about the threats that misinformation and disinformation pose to democracy. The series will be co-led by Najarian Peters, KU associate professor of law and faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard.
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.
KU Law has announced the appointment of Jamila Jefferson-Jones, professor of law, as the new associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Jefferson-Jones joined the KU Law faculty in July and previously was a professor at Wayne State University and UMKC.
KU Legal Aid Clinic, Douglas County DA's Office and Lawrence Public Library to host criminal record expungement clinic
KU Law's Legal Aid Clinic will host a Clean Slate Criminal Record Expungement Clinic in partnership with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office and Lawrence Public Library. The clinic will take place in person from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium.