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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.

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 11 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

#11
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.
95.9%
Nearly 96% 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.
#13
KU Law is the #13 Best Value Law School, according to National Jurist Magazine (2022). 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.
KU Law Magazine 2022: Pro Bono Impact

KU Law Magazine 2022

Featuring stories about alumni and students giving back with pro bono work.

KU Law News

KU Legal Aid Clinic, Douglas County DA's Office and Lawrence Public Library to host criminal record expungement clinic

The University of Kansas School of Law's Legal Aid Clinic will host a Clean Slate Criminal Record Expungement clinic this spring in partnership with the Douglas County District Attorney's Office and the Lawrence Public Library

Law Journal to explore the barriers formerly incarcerated people face for successful re-entry

The United States continues to have one of the highest recidivism rates in the world. How can formerly incarcerated people successfully re-enter society when so many barriers have been put in place against them?

KU Law student wins grant, plans on serving Salina community

Lindsay McQuinn, a third-year law student, will practice in Salina after receiving a rural law practice grant from the Kansas Farm Bureau.

KU disinformation and democracy series resumes in spring 2023

The University of Kansas collaborative series that centers misinformation, disinformation and the wellness of democracy will continue in the spring 2023 semester. Associate Professor Najarian Peters co-leads the series.

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