KU Law students take a core curriculum of doctrinal classes in their first year, along with the first-year Lawyering Skills Program. Upper-level students have access to more than 100 courses and can design their own paths.

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.

Students looking for a guided approach to a specific area of law can choose from eight certificate programs and explore more than a dozen curriculum guides.

First-Year Courses

Two of your first-year courses will be taught in a small section of about 20 students, providing personal interaction with professors, an informal learning atmosphere that encourages in-depth discussion and analysis, and the opportunity to bond with classmates who will be friends and professional colleagues for years to come.


Upper-Level Courses

Once you have conquered your first-year requirements, you will have access to more than 100 upper-level courses in a variety of practice areas. Many are seminars, simulation courses, directed research or clinics.


M.S. in Homeland Security Courses

The courses listed below are part of the Master of Science in Homeland Security: Law & Policy graduate program.


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