International Student Admissions
International Degree Programs at KU Law
International students are integrated completely into the law school community, receiving full use of services such as advising and career placement.
Our professors are scholars and lawyers recognized nationally and abroad as leaders in their fields. With decades of experience in the classroom, faculty members challenge and engage students in small class settings.
Conferences and guest lectures, study abroad opportunities, international moot court programs, active student organizations and a friendly, cosmopolitan environment round out the international student experience.
Set in one of the top-ranked college towns in the United States, KU Law is an excellent place for international and domestic students to begin or expand their legal careers.
LL.M. in American Legal Studies
The LL.M. in American Legal Studies provides students who already hold a law degree with an introduction to American law. LL.M. graduates are ready for further study of law in the U.S., select bar examinations and the practice of law internationally. KU Law offers one of the nation's most affordable LL.M. degrees.
Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)
KU is one of the few law schools in the U.S. to offer a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree. The S.J.D. program is designed for students interested in deep legal research and writing, and a career as a legal scholar or a senior public official.
Two-Year J.D. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers
The Two-Year J.D. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers is for overseas students who already hold a foreign law degree and are prepared to complete a J.D. on an accelerated timetable. The program prepares attorneys who can compete in a global economy with full credentials in the U.S.
Legal English Program
The law school offers a Legal English Program for entering international students through KU's Applied English Center. The four-week summer program helps students prepare for law school.