Student Ambassadors

Ellen Bertels

Ellen Bertels

1L  |  Wichita, Kansas  |  University of Kansas  |  e399b955@ku.edu

Hi everyone! My name is Ellen Bertels, and I am a first-year law student at the University of Kansas Law School. As a second-generation Jayhawk, I have a lot of affection for Lawrence and its hills. I was thrilled to spend my undergraduate years here studying English and Italian. 
 
After graduating, I spent a year working at a law firm and for a political nonprofit. I was excited to realize that I could do a thousand things with a law degree, but I was nervous too — I didn’t know where to start. From my first visit, I could see that KU Law has the incredible resources, faculty and staff to help me figure it out. KU has countless organizations, clinics and field placement opportunities available to me over the next three years. Unlike other schools that I toured, I am not restricted to one or two of these opportunities because of class size. Although I have many, diverse interests, I have the chance to do what works best for me — try everything and see what I like best. 
 
I am very excited to be a Student Ambassador and to share my experience as a KU Law Student. I look forward to meeting you!


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