Hire KU Law


Overview

We want working with KU Law to be easy. The Career Services Office takes a one-to-one approach to matching employers with potential candidates. Our programs include:

  • On-Campus Interviews (OCI): 70 employers conducted more than 800 interviews in 2020-21.
  • Legal Career Fairs: We sponsor an array of job fairs, including events for government agencies and small- to mid-sized firms. Over 100 employers attend the annual Legal Options Career Day.
  • Networking Programs: KU Law students have opportunities to connect with area attorneys at networking forums, receptions and other events.
  • Lunch Presentations: Employers are invited to host a lunchtime presentation at KU Law on any topic of relevance, from interviewing to resume prep.

KU Lawyers: Ready to work

One-to-One Career Planning

KU Law’s intense one-to-one engagement ensures an individualized focus on the unique ambitions of every student. With support from the Career Services Office, students land opportunities across the region, nation and beyond.

Professional Development Training

KU Law students receive training from faculty members, Career Services staff and alumni on professional conduct, interview preparation and job searching through 1L Spring Orientation and a 2L/3L Orientation.

Hands-On Learning

KU Law offers nine clinical and field placement programs, allowing students to translate classroom theory into real-world practice. Skills simulation courses provide training in advanced litigation, contract drafting, alternative dispute resolution and more.

Practical Training

KU Lawyers bring highly developed research and writing skills to their first day of practice, built through an intensive legal research and writing program.

Reputation

With distinguished programs in advocacy and business law, KU Law is consistently ranked as a top public law school in the Midwest and a best value law school.

Global Alumni Network

More than 8,000 KU Law alumni live in all 50 U.S. states and many foreign countries. Learn where our alumni go.

Expert Faculty

KU Law faculty members are dedicated not only to world-class scholarship, but also world-class teaching. Many are authors of textbooks and casebooks used in classes at KU and in law schools across the U.S. and overseas. Meet the KU Law faculty.

Small Class Sizes

With first-year small sections and a majority of upper-level classes having 25 or fewer students, KU Lawyers undergo an intense academic experience, where ideas are explored and conclusions are challenged.

Meet Our Students

Students in the incoming class come to KU Law from a variety of states and universities. Many students bring prior work experience to law school, covering a range of career fields. Visit the Class Profile page for more information.

Stats

91%
bar exam pass rate for first-time test takers in 2020
93%
overall employment rate Class of 2020
#13
moot court national ranking (2021)

Contact the Career Services Office

Heather Spielmaker, Assistant Dean of Career Services
hspielmaker@ku.edu
785-864-9257

Stacey Blakeman, Director of Career Services
staceyblakeman@ku.edu
785-864-0239

Meredith Wiggins, Assistant Director of Career Services
meredith.wiggins@ku.edu
785-864-4377