Why KU Law

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Why should you choose KU Law?

At KU, you’ll find a law school where value matters. Three years at KU Law will transform you, equipping you with the deep knowledge and practice-ready skills to achieve your goals.

Rankings & Stats

Nearly 96% of graduates in the Class of 2021 reported employment in full-time, long-term law jobs, the 8th-highest "best jobs" rate nationally.
KU Law's first-time bar exam passage rate in 2021 was nearly 96%, the 11th-highest success rate nationally.
KU Law ranks 10th among public law schools, 30th overall in this year's Top 50 Law Schools from Above the Law (2022).
KU Law is the #13 Best Value Law School (National Jurist, 2022). Rankings consider affordability, employment and bar exam success.

Academic Honors & Awards

KU Law’s moot court program has ranked in the top 30 nationally for the past seven years (2022).
The Trial Advocacy program at KU Law is among the best in the country, according to preLaw Magazine (2022).
Faculty at KU Law rank 16th among public law schools for research and scholarly impact (2021).

Great Value

KU Law takes pride in its ability to offer a world-class legal education at a reasonable rate of tuition. The school is consistently ranked as one of the best value law schools nationally. Our students graduate with an average debt burden far below other law schools.
A KU Law student receives her hood at a graduation ceremony

Small Class Sizes

More than 75% of upper-level classes have 25 or fewer students. First-year students take half their classes in small sections. Those small working groups allow for personal interaction with professors and an informal learning environment that encourages in-depth discussion.
A student asks a question during a small workshop class

One-to-One Career Planning

The Career Services Office takes an intensive one-to-one approach, developing a career strategy unique to each student. Graduates consistently land jobs with law firms, government agencies, corporations and nonprofits.
Two students talk with employers during a career fair

Free Bar Prep

Bar prep is expensive. KU Law has you covered. KU Law's Bar Prep Program offers all students a free, post-graduation bar prep course and a Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam prep course.
Law students take a practice bar exam

6th Semester in D.C.

6th Semester in Washington, D.C. Program students spend the spring semester living, learning, working and connecting in our nation’s capital.
Students in the 6th Semester in DC program pose in front of the Supreme Court of the United States building

Student Support

At KU Law, we are committed to the success and well-being of all our students. Resources include academic support programs, need-based scholarships, one-to-one faculty advising and alumni mentoring. Students have access to stipends for public interest work, travel to interviews, and professional attire.
A student meets with a professor for an advising appointment in the law school commons

Hear from Jayhawk Lawyers

Wherever you end up after graduation, the Jayhawk lawyer network will be there to welcome and support you. More than 8,000 KU Law alumni live in all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries. They chose KU Law for the community, connections and experience. Read alumni profiles.

Denise Dantzler

KU Law’s Summer Start program drew me to the school. As a science undergrad, I figured I could use any extra time and resources to make the switch over to 'thinking like a lawyer.'

Denise Dantzler
L'20 | Patent law associate, Hovey Williams
Devin Sikes

I knew that I wanted to do international trade law. It just so happened that I had the world’s leading international trade scholar (Professor Raj Bhala) right there in my backyard.

Devin Sikes
L'08 | Of counsel, international trade litigation, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Madhu Singh

Getting a law degree from KU has turned out to be one of the best decisions I made for myself. Graduating with a wide network of KU Law alumni helped me transition to another city to practice law with ease.

Madhu Singh
L'09 | Chief legal officer, Foundry Law Group

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Hands-On Learning

Our experiential learning program includes a mix of clinical and field placement programs, offering students the chance to practice their skills with real clients and real opportunities to make a difference. Skills simulation courses provide training in advanced litigation, contract drafting and more.
Professor Pam Keller teaches in a Green Hall classroom


KU Law faculty are committed to excellence in the classroom and to serving as mentors for law students. Many have written the casebooks used in classrooms and at law schools across the country. Faculty offices are located throughout Green Hall, and doors are open to students.
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With four degree programs, eight certificates, 11 joint-degree options and more than a dozen areas of study, KU Law offers programs to meet students' interests and career goals. Students learn the foundations of the law, then gain hands-on experience to get ready for practice.
Students laugh at the annual Walk to Old Green Hall

Student Life

Students at KU Law take full advantage of opportunities outside the classroom, with dozens of student interest groups at the law school and more than 600 across campus. KU Law has a rich legacy of traditions and pastimes, from the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to the Bluebook Relays.

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