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.

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

Corey Rayburn Yung

Law professor receives award for innovation in scholarly communication

Professor Corey Rayburn Yung is one of two recipients of the 2022 David Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication, granted by the KU Libraries. Yung has published two open-access law textbooks, Criminal Law and Sex Crimes.
Jamila Jefferson-Jones

KU Law announces associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

KU Law has announced the appointment of Jamila Jefferson-Jones, professor of law, as the new associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Jefferson-Jones joined the KU Law faculty in July and previously was a professor at Wayne State University and UMKC.
Uma Outka, left, and Andrew Torrance, right

Two KU Law professors elected to prestigious American Law Institute

Professors Uma Outka and Andrew Torrance are among 60 newly elected members of the American Law Institute, an independent national organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. There are now nine active KU Law faculty who are members of the institute.
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.

Faculty Media Coverage

ACLU of Kansas hopes SCOTUS will revisit state’s congressional map

Fox 4 Kansas City – Professor Lumen Mulligan talked with Fox 4 about the likelihood of the Supreme Court taking on a case challenging a newly drawn congressional map for Kansas.

Fixing FERPA to protect marginalized students

The Regulatory Review – An article by Associate Professor Najarian Peters is featured in a Regulatory Review collection of scholarship exploring the ways in which gaps in FERPA affect vulnerable student populations.

SEC whistleblower awards program might have a revolving door problem

Wall Street Journal – The Wall Street Journal looked at “The Whistleblower Industrial Complex,” a recent study by KU Law Associate Professor Alexander Platt on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower awards program.

Shrimp genetics verdict dips into uncharted trade secrets realm

Bloomberg Law – Professor Andrew Torrance discussed case law on trade secrecy in a Bloomberg Law article about a jury verdict that found the genetic material of a living organism could qualify as a trade secret.

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