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

Raj Bhala, Brenneisen Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas School of Law

New book 'Trade War' examines causes, history of conflict between US, China

The world's first full-length legal and interdisciplinary analysis of the U.S.-China trade war is the result of five years of research, dating back to the start of the trade war in March 2018.
KU Law Professors Patrick Perkins, Kyle Velte and Jamila Jefferson-Jones

KU Law announces new and promoted faculty

KU Law welcomed the newest member our of faculty, Patrick Perkins, and announced promotions for two more professors, Kyle Velte and Jamila Jefferson-Jones, for the fall 2023 semester.
Najarian R. Peters, Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Law

University Honors Program names law professor as faculty fellow

Associate Professor of Law Najarian R. Peters has been appointed as an Honors Faculty Fellow. She begins her fellowship with the University of Kansas Honors Program this fall and will serve a three-year term.
Stephen Ware speaks about arbitration law

New book guides law students, lawyers through 'principles of arbitration law'

Professor Stephen Ware is lead author of a new book designed to guide law students, practicing lawyers and researchers through arbitration law and to provide a concise and reliable summary of new developments.

Faculty Media Coverage

SEC's report to Congress lacks transparency

The Regulatory Review – The Regulatory Review looked at “Going Dark(er): The SEC Whistleblower Program's FY 2022 Report is the Least Transparent in Agency History,” a recent paper by KU Law Associate Professor Alexander Platt.

KU law professor’s scholarly article discusses aims of environmentalism goals

WIBW – An article by Professor John Head argues that while the goals were noble, the international community has fallen short of meeting the aims of the Stockholm Conference.

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.

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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