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

A student sits in a hammock on Campanile Hill

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.
Dean's Fellows stand in a group on the stairs outside Green Hall

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.
A student's hands are pictured with a phone and a laptop

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.



Financial Resources for Students

The Office of Student Affairs offers several programs to assist law students with financial needs, including a student emergency fund and stipends for professional attire.

KU Law Student Emergency Fund

In an effort to make sure an unforeseen circumstance doesn’t prevent a student from continuing on to graduation, KU Law has established the Student Emergency Fund. The fund provides one-time grants of up to $500 to students in need of emergency financial assistance. Grants do not need to be repaid. Students can apply for assistance by contacting Dean Terranova at leaht@ku.edu.

Student Emergency Fund Application (.pdf)

Professional Attire Stipends

If you are a current KU Law student, in good standing, and would find it a challenge to acquire professional clothing to wear for interviews or professional functions, you may apply for a one-time $100 professional attire stipend. To apply, send a completed application to Dean Terranova at leaht@ku.edu.

Professional Attire Stipend Application (.pdf)

Additional Resources

  • Student food bank: The law school's student food bank is in the wellness room in suite 212. It provides non-perishable food for students struggling with food insecurity.
  • Grocery store gift cards: Gift cards to Dillons or other grocery stores are available for students struggling with food insecurity. Contact DeanTerranova to obtain a card.
  • Dry cleaning vouchers: The law school has a limited quantity of $10 Scotch Fabric dry cleaning vouchers for students in need. Contact Dean Terranova for more information or to request a voucher.
  • Professional Clothing Closet: The Professional Clothing Closet, located in the Career Services Office, provides gently used professor attire to students at no charge. Contact Stacey Blakeman at staceyblakeman@ku.edu to make an appointment.



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.