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.
According to National Jurist magazine, KU Law is among the top 20 "Best Value" law schools in the country. The ranking accounts for low student debt and success on the bar exam and in employment.
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
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.
Law ranks 16th in the nation among public law schools and 40th overall for scholarly impact, according to a new study. The study measures scholarly impact based on law journal citations to the work of tenured faculty members over the past five years.
Law professor named co-principal investigator in inaugural year of digital storytelling grant project
Najarian R. Peters has been selected to be one of two lead co-principal investigators in the inaugural year of a three-year, $1,478,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.