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KU Law Admissions

At KU Law, we don't define value in traditional terms. Instead, we ask what we can give our students that will help them succeed anywhere they imagine.

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Whether you envision your future self as an outstanding practitioner, a nonprofit agent of change or a business leader, KU Law will equip you with the deep knowledge and practice-ready skills to achieve your goals.

With programs in areas as diverse as corporate law, international law and environmental law, Jayhawk lawyers have been exploring new horizons near and far for more than 140 years.

At KU Law, you'll build connections with professors who are nationally recognized legal scholars. You'll form lasting bonds with classmates in an environment that's competitive but collegial. And you'll find a home in a top 10 college town with hundreds of things to do.

Rankings and Stats

of graduates from calendar year 2020 passed the bar exam within two years
Best Value Law School, according to National Jurist magazine (2023)
of Class of 2022 employed in full-time, long-term law jobs
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Rise and specialize

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

Academic Programs

The KU Law Experience

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

KU Law is committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in the law school community and fostering a welcoming environment. Learn about related committees, programs and student groups.
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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 have access to clinics and field placements, plus skills courses and student-edited journals.
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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.
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International Degree Programs

KU Law offers a first-class program in international law at a major research university. International degree programs include the 2-Year J.D., International LL.M. and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.).

KU Law Info Sessions

Join the Office of Admissions for an information session introducing you to life at KU Law.

Admissions Events

Contact KU Law Admissions

Steven Freedman, Associate Dean for Admissions

103 Green Hall