Academics


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Overview

As a KU Law student, you can select courses from a broad and varied curriculum and participate in a wide array of extracurricular learning opportunities.

Pursue a general legal education, or specialize through one of eight certificate programs. Gain practical experience by prosecuting criminals, representing prisoners, serving in a judge's chambers or providing legal services to the underserved in one of the school's clinics or field placement programs.




Degree Programs

In addition to the three-year J.D. program, KU Law offers three graduate programs for international students. The school's location at a major research university supports 12 joint degree programs. KU Law also offers a master's degree and graduate certificate in Homeland Security: Law & Policy.

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J.D. Program

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) program at KU Law prepares students to be outstanding members of the legal profession, with a commitment to public service and professional achievement. Students can chart their course from more than 100 upper-level courses, eight certificates and more than a dozen curriculum guides.

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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 can participate in moot court, mock trial, student-edited journals and pro bono service.

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