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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.
KU Law Magazine 2023: Jayhawk lawyers in Washington, D.C.

KU Law Magazine 2023

Featuring stories about alumni working in our nation's capital.

KU Law News

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New edition of book updates changing world of international trade law in free, open-access format

Raj Bhala's sixth edition of "International Trade Law: A Comprehensive E-Textbook" updates many topics ranging from Brexit to the U.S.-China trade war. This is the first version to be made freely available in an open access format.
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KU Law’s moot court program ranks 25th in nation

The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 25th in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center.
2024 Student Awards: Anshul Banga, Elm Beck, Chris Birzer, Karlie Bischoff, Abbey Brower, Christy Harris, Jackie Jeschke, Anthony Leeks, Olivia Almirudis Schneider, and Collin Studer

Ten KU Law students honored for scholarship, leadership and service

Ten University of Kansas School of Law students received awards during the spring 2024 semester for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community.
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KU Law students make 2024 honor roll for pro bono service

The students’ services included working for legal aid offices like Kansas Legal Services and Legal Aid of Western Missouri, prosecutor’s offices including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Disability Rights Center of Kansas and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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