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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.
#19
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.
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

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KU Law, Wichita State partner to expand accelerated bachelor's, law degree program

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.
Alexander Platt

Proposed law changes show less financial transparency may be good in some cases, professor writes

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.
KU Law ranks #40 overall and #16 among public law schools for faculty scholarly impact

KU Law ranks 16th for faculty scholarly impact among public law schools

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.
Najarian Peters

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.

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