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

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KU Law’s moot court program has ranked in the top 30 nationally for the past six years.
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More than 93% of graduates in the Class of 2020 were employed within 10 months of graduation.
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KU is a Top 50 Law School, according to Above the Law's 2021 rankings, which weigh employment and low cost.
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KU Law's first-time bar exam passage rate in 2020 was 91%. Our Free Bar Prep program provides a post-graduation bar prep course.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 nearly 30 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 nine 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, contact drafting and more.
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Faculty

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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Academics

With four degree programs, eight certificates, 12 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.
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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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