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
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 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.
Featured Events & Programs
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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 News
Upcoming WTO conference addressing vital issues, can reverse existential crisis, international trade law expert says
The World Trade Organization’s 13th Ministerial Conference is set for Feb. 26-29 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The conference, which meets every two years, is the supreme governing body of the WTO.
On Feb. 23, the 2024 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium will host academics, legal scholars and museum professionals for discussions rooted in the public policy considerations of art law issues. Event speakers will include experts from the Department of Defense, U.S. Customs and…
A recent graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law has won second place in a national writing competition for her paper on cryptocurrency regulations in international trade.
Andrew Torrance, the Paul E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas, is co-author of “ChatGPT and Works Scholarly: Best Practices and Legal Pitfalls in Writing With AI,” recently published in SMU Law Review. The paper provides ethical guidelines for those curious about…