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.
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.
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.
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
Nearly 96% of KU Law graduates from calendar year 2020 passed the bar exam within two years. The key is careful preparation, aided by KU Law’s Free Bar Prep Program.
Nearly 96% 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.
KU Law is the #13 Best Value Law School, according to National Jurist Magazine (2022). 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
Admissions Info Sessions
Join the Office of Admissions for an information session introducing you to life at KU Law.
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 2022
Featuring stories about alumni and students giving back with pro bono work.
KU Law News
Law school honors students for scholarship, leadership and service
Fourteen University of Kansas School of Law students received awards during the spring 2023 semester for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community.
KU Law ranked No. 40 overall by U.S. News & World Report and No. 18 for public law schools
Recently released U.S. News & World Report rankings put KU Law among the Top 40 law schools in the nation and the Top 20 among public law schools—the highest ever ranking for the law school in both categories.
KU law, medical schools among nation's best in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings
The University of Kansas' law school and medical school are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings released today.
KU Law awards inaugural Bruce Hopkins award for Nonprofit Excellence
The University of Kansas School of Law awarded the first annual Bruce Hopkins Award for Nonprofit Excellence to Kat Girod earlier this month at a ceremony held in the Wheat Law Library.