Volunteer Opportunities

If you want to give back to KU Law with your time and talent, there are many opportunities to mentor, serve, speak and supervise.

It’s easy to volunteer at KU Law.  We offer countless events that would not be possible without the dedication of alumni.

Below, find a list of annual events and positions that require alumni participation. Then, fill out the volunteer form indicating your interest in serving in one or more areas. We’ll contact you to discuss the best fit for you.

How to Get Involved

Many alumni give back to the law school by contributing as speakers and panelists. Career exploration presentations focus on everything from rural and solo practice to judicial clerkships, and alumni are free to make suggestions about programs that would benefit students. For more information, contact Heather Spielmaker at hspielmaker@ku.edu or Stacey Blakeman at staceyblakeman@ku.edu.

Moot Court judges spend 2-4 hours judging a moot court practice round, which includes reading the brief/problem in advance. For more information, contact Pamela Keller at pkeller@ku.edu.

The Diversity Advisory Council involves two meetings a year and several other smaller time commitments, making calls or writing letters, typically totaling 6-7 hours a year. For more information, contact Leah Terranova at leaht@ku.edu.

Mock interviews involve a 2-hour time commitment. Mock interviews take place in the form of a speed-networking event aimed at giving law students the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of lawyers and judges from the region. For more information, contact Heather Spielmaker at hspielmaker@ku.edu or Stacey Blakeman at staceyblakeman@ku.edu.

This program is designed to build a bridge between students and lawyers in the community. There is no specific time requirement. Mentors should contact their assigned students by letter or phone; offer to share their experiences and advice; and allow the student(s) to visit them in their workplace. For more information, contact Heather Spielmaker at hspielmaker@ku.edu or Stacey Blakeman at staceyblakeman@ku.edu.

Legal career fairs involve a 3-hour time commitment. Annual programs include Legal Career Options Day, the Government Agencies Fair, and the Small to Mid-Size Firms Fair. For more information, contact Meredith Wiggins at meredith.wiggins@ku.edu.

Assisting with the planning of class reunion events involves approximately a 10-hour time commitment. For more information, contact Rebecca Clayton at rclayton@ku.edu.

Contacting prospective students in your city or state on behalf of the Admissions Office involves approximately a 2-hour time commitment. For more information, contact Steven Freedman at freedman@ku.edu.