Faculty & Research

Professor Raj Bhala teaches a class

KU School of Law faculty are active scholars, researchers and subject matter experts in their fields. 

KU ranks 40th overall and 16th among public law schools for scholarly impact, according to a 2021 study. Many professors are authors of textbooks and casebooks used in classes at KU and in law schools across the U.S. and overseas.

Faculty share their knowledge through service, testimony and publications. Our professors are routinely called upon to provide expertise and context to American Bar Association and American Law Institute projects, as well as to members of the Kansas State Legislature who are considering law and policy changes. KU Law faculty are also frequently interviewed as subject matter experts for news stories.

In 2019-20, KU Law faculty presented their research in over 150 presentations and lectures at conferences and law schools across the nation and around the globe, including in Canada, England, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Sweden, and Turkey.

Faculty Profiles

With decades of experience in practice and the classroom, KU Law faculty challenge and engage our students. Meet the full-time, adjunct, emeritus and library faculty.

Professor Pam Keller teaches a class

Research & Scholarship

KU Law faculty regularly publish studies in law reviews and journals, as well as textbooks, casebooks and op-eds. Catch up on the latest research and scholarship from KU Law faculty.

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Faculty News

KU Law ranks 16th for faculty scholarly impact among public law schools

KU Law ranks 16th for faculty scholarly impact among public law schools

KU Law ranks 16th in the nation among public law schools and 40th overall for scholarly impact, according to a new study. The study measures scholarly impact based on law journal citations to the work of tenured faculty members over the past five years.
Alexander Platt

'Unicorniphobia' may be a rush to regulate private companies, professor says

In “Unicorniphobia,” forthcoming in the Harvard Business Law Review, Associate Professor Alex Platt examines the growing number of 'unicorns' and the calls by legal academics and SEC leaders to impose new regulations on them.
Najarian Peters

Law professor named co-principal investigator in inaugural year of storytelling grant

Najarian R. Peters has been selected to be one of two lead co-principal investigators in the inaugural year of a three-year, $1,478,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Faculty Media Coverage

Mask mandate challenges under Kansas Senate Bill 40 showing no results

Fox 4 Kansas City – Professor Richard Levy spoke with Fox 4 about the constitutional law issues involved in the Kansas Supreme Court’s recent ruling overturning a lower court’s decision on Kansas Senate Bill 40.

Top trade forecasts for 2022

BloombergQuint – Professor Raj Bhala gives his top three trade forecasts for the coming year in his latest On Point column for BloombergQuint.

‘Rational distrust’ of health system spurs COVID-19 racial disparities, KU professor says

Kansas Reflector – In an essay for the Seton Hall Law Review, Associate Professor Najarian Peters writes about the parallel pandemics of illness and racial inequality. Read more from Kansas Reflector.

Regulating in the shadow of Theranos

Yale Journal on Regulation – Would changes to regulations on “unicorn” startups – like Theranos – have prevented corporate catastrophe? Not likely, Associate Professor Alex Platt writes in a recent op-ed for the Yale Journal on Regulation.

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