Student Services


Overview

At KU Law, we are committed to the success and well-being of all our students. On this page, learn about law school, university and community resources for wellness, academic support, university services and more.

Student Affairs

If you’re not sure where to start, contact the law school’s Office of Student Affairs or drop by for an appointment. Leah Terranova, associate dean for academic and student affairs, is available for academic advising and personal counseling.

Contact Dean Terranova at leaht@ku.edu or 785-864-4357. The Office of Student Affairs is located in suite 212 on the second floor of the Wheat Law Library.

 

Student Services at KU Law

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Health & Wellness

KU Law is committed to the success and well-being of our students. Learn about resources available through the law school, upcoming health and wellness programs, tips for self-care, and the law school’s dedicated Wellness Space.
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Dean's Fellows

The Dean’s Fellows are a group of upper-level law students selected to mentor first-year peers. Fellows offer academic support and guidance, serving as resources for students navigating the transition to law school.
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Tech Support

The law school’s technology department provides support for faculty, staff and students. Learn more about technology resources and facilities at the law school and find answers to frequently asked tech questions.



Resources for Students

The Office of Student Affairs offers several programs to help support law students, including a student emergency fund and stipends for professional attire.

Financial

KU Law Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund provides one-time grants of up to $500 for students in need of emergency financial assistance. Grants do not need to be repaid. Students should send their completed application to Dean Terranova at leaht@ku.edu.

Student Emergency Fund Application (.pdf)

Student Food Bank

The law school’s Student Food Bank is in the wellness room in suite 212A and provides non-perishable food products for students struggling with food insecurity. 

For a larger selection, including perishable foods, the Campus Cupboard in the Kansas Union is available to students with a KU ID. Just Food, a local Lawrence organization, is also available to students. Once registered, you can access the pantry weekly. No income, residency or household verification is required. Both the Campus Cupboard and Just Food offer small supermarkets using a points system to shop for perishable and non-perishable items. 

Professional Clothing Closet

The Professional Clothing Closet, located in the Career Services Office, provides gently used professional attire for law students at no charge. Contact Stacey Blakeman at staceyblakeman@ku.edu to donate or to make an appointment to view items. 

Professional Attire Stipends

A one-time $100 professional attire stipend is available to current KU Law students in good standing who struggle to acquire professional clothing for interviews or professional functions. To apply, send a completed application to Dean Terranova at leaht@ku.edu.

Professional Attire Stipend Application (.pdf)

Rule 719 License Application Fee

For students facing financial hardship, the Student Affairs Office will cover the $50 application fee for Rule 719 Licenses (required for students doing certain field placements/clinics).

Rule 719 License Fee Application (.pdf)

Mental Health

CAPS

CAPS offers counseling and psychiatric services to all KU students. Sessions are $15. If the cost is financially burdensome, contact Dean Terranova at leaht@ku.edu for assistance.

Hope @ CAPS

HOPE @ CAPS is a diverse group of KU peer educators trained to help students better manage daily stressors and connect to campus resources. Peer educators are available at Green Hall in the wellness room in suite 212 for two hours every week. Check Dean Mai's weekly announcements email for the more current schedule. Peer educators can provide students a listening ear, a mental health break, tips to deal with daily stressors, or assistance connecting to campus resources.

My Student Support Program

My Student Support Program (MY SSP) is a free online 24/7 counseling text and talk app available to law students. This service provides in-the-moment, immediate support for students in need of counseling by connecting students to a licensed counselor. 

Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program

The Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program (KALAP) provides confidential support to both lawyers and law students, typically surrounding challenges connected with substance and alcohol use disorders and mental health disorders. KALAP has offered KU law students eight free, confidential counseling sessions with a licensed counselor. Students can preview a list of licensed counselors and select the best-fitting counselor for their unique situation. 

Well-being

Mindfulness in Law Society

The Mindfulness in Law Society student organization exists to improve the mental well-being of students at KU Law through mindful practices. All law students, regardless of experience, are welcome to join this secular organization that helps connect like-minded individuals with peers and resources.

Online Yoga Sessions

Free therapeutic online yoga sessions, designed by a KU Law alum, are available to KU Law students via Zoom. Please contact kharpstrite@gmail.com for individual class links and detailed information.




University & Community Resources

KU Law students are encouraged to connect with resources available through the university and Lawrence communities. Explore the lists below to find information about campus offices, student services, child care, counseling and community news.