In clinics, KU Law students take the lead on real cases with real clients, honing practice skills while providing quality legal representation to underserved individuals and communities. Clinical offices are housed in the law school, and full-time KU Law faculty and staff attorneys supervise the work of student advocates. Each clinic also includes a classroom component taught by a KU Law faculty member.
Students represent indigent clients in a range of civil and misdemeanor criminal matters in local and state court. Cases include juvenile defense, protection from abuse, record expungement and related matters for some of Douglas County’s most vulnerable populations.
The Mediation Clinic immerses students in mediation theory, practice, techniques and ethics while allowing them to mediate live cases with actual clients.
Students counsel and represent state and federal prisoners in appellate and post-conviction litigation in state and federal courts.
Students provide research assistance to tribal courts in an array of projects ranging from tribal code development to drafting memoranda and orders.