Field Placements


In field placements, KU Law students perform legal work under the supervision of a practicing attorney at approved government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and courts.

KU Law offers specialized placement opportunities in criminal prosecution, elder law, the judicial branch, and the medical-legal partnership setting. Students can also enroll in the general Field Placement Program. All field placements include a classroom component taught by a KU Law faculty member.




Criminal Prosecution Field Placement Program

Students in the Criminal Prosecution Field Placement work with prosecutors in Kansas state district attorneys' offices as well as the office of the U.S. Attorney. They participate in nearly all phases of the criminal process, including trial work.

Students and faculty discuss work outside of the Douglas County Courthouse

Elder Law Field Placement Program

Students in the Elder Law Field Placement work under the supervision of experienced attorneys representing clients in matters such as income maintenance, access to health care, housing, social security, Medicare/Medicaid, and consumer protection.

A lawyer assists an elderly couple with paperwork.

Field Placement Program

Students perform legal work under the supervision of a practicing attorney at pre-approved governmental agencies and public interest organizations.

A student talks with a faculty member in a courthouse

Judicial Field Placement Program

Students in the Judicial Field Placement serve as interns for state and federal trial judges in Kansas City, Topeka and Lawrence.

A student poses in the Kansas Court of Appeals courtroom

Medical-Legal Partnership Field Placement Program

Students provide legal assistance at health care clinics and medical centers in Kansas City and Lawrence. Cases may include health law, family law, housing law, public benefits law, disability law and immigration law.

Two lawyers and two doctors hold a conversation inside a hospital.