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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 12 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

93%
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.
#13
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.
91%
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.
7.3:1
With a faculty-to-student ratio of 7.3:1, students have a chance to know their professors. Faculty are scholars and lawyers recognized nationally and abroad as leaders in their fields.

KU Law News

Luke Sunderland, left and Mary McMullen.

KU Law students win grants, committed to serving rural Kansas

Two third-year students at the University of Kansas School of Law will receive grants from the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation. Mary McMullen and Luke Sunderland are recipients of the foundation's Rural Law Practice Grant.
Expanding Opportunity: 2021 KU Law Annual Report

2021 KU Law Annual Report

Donors contributed more than $4.5 million to support KU Law students and programs in the 2021 fiscal year. Read about some of the things made possible by those gifts in the 2021 KU Law Annual Report.
Delaney Hiegert

KU Law graduate selected for prestigious Skadden Fellowship

D.C. Hiegert, L'21, will serve as a 2022 Skadden Fellow. Hiegert will work with the ACLU of Kansas to provide direct representation, community education and policy advocacy for LGBTQ+ Kansans to enforce and strengthen state and federal legal protections.
Alec Feather, left, and Grace Tran

KU team headed to national moot court finals

A pair of KU Law students will head to New York City this spring to participate in the national round of the 72nd annual National Moot Court Competition.

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