Become a Jayhawk Lawyer
KU Law students develop expertise in the classroom and in the field. They perfect legal analysis and writing in the classroom. Then, they put their knowledge to work on real cases through extensive clinical and field placement programs.
The First-Year Experience
Students take a core first-year curriculum that includes Contracts, Constitutional Law and other key subjects. The first-year Lawyering Skills Program covers writing and training in negotiation, mediation and other skills.
First-year students take about half their courses in small sections, allowing for personal interaction with professors and in-depth classroom discussions. Learn more about first-year courses.
Upper-Level Courses and Concentrations
Second- and third-year students have access to more than 100 upper-level courses in a variety of practice areas. Many are seminars, simulations, directed research or clinics.
KU Law offers nine clinical and field placement programs, eight certificate programs and 12 joint degrees. Learn more about upper-level courses.
Students leave KU Law poised to become strong, ethical leaders in the legal profession and in their communities.
Certificates & Areas of Study
KU Law prepares students for practice in almost every field of law. For students who would like to hone their expertise in a specific area, the school offers eight certificate programs and more than a dozen curriculum guides.
KU Law's experiential learning program includes a mix of live-client clinics, field placements and skills simulations that help students sharpen professional skills and gain practical experience. Students can also participate in moot court, mock trial, student-edited journals or pro bono service.