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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.
94.9%
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.
#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.
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.

KU Law News

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KU experts can discuss Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, implications for abortion law, constitutional rights

In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced it had overturned Roe v. Wade. Law professor Richard Levy can discuss the constitutional implications of the ruling, the role of precedent at the high court, the implications of the ruling for the state of Kansas and more.
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KU Law receives top-30 ranking for outcomes, affordability

KU Law ranks 10th among public law schools and 30th overall in this year’s Top 50 Law Schools Rankings from Above the Law. The legal news outlet’s list focuses on employment outcomes, low education cost and low graduate debt.
2021-2022 Moot Court Council

KU Law’s moot court program ranks 14th in the nation

The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 14th in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center.
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KU Law students make 2022 honor roll for pro bono service

Forty-nine University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 2,721 hours of free legal services over the past year.

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