Research & Scholarship


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

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.

Learn about recent research, scholarship, service and publications from the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Research & Scholarship Stats

  • #16 – ranking among public schools for scholarly impact

  • 150 – presentations and lectures in 2019-20

Faculty Scholarship Highlights

Faculty regularly publish articles and studies in their fields. Recent examples include law review articles, casebooks and book chapters. Learn about previous publications and accomplishments in the Faculty News Archive.

Study: Brexit was 'historic debacle'

A new study from KU international trade law expert Raj Bhala argues that, regardless of what one feels of the decision for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, Brexit's implementation has been “a historic debacle.”

Raj Bhala

Rule 13F: The less transparency the better?

A new study by KU Law Associate Professor Alexander Platt examines ways that SEC regulations on institutional investor disclosures can shape the corporate governance ecosystem. The study is forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review.

Alexander Platt

Protecting child privacy through homeschooling

Research by Associate Professor Najarian Peters details the growing number of Black parents protecting their children’s privacy by home-schooling their children to shield them from racial preconceptions and provide their children the opportunity to achieve self-actualization.

Najarian Peters

Faculty Service Highlights

In addition to scholarship and teaching, our faculty serve in leadership positions with professional organizations and contribute to legal research projects.

Professor’s service work engages locally, globally

Professor Virginia Harper Ho’s service work has local, state, national and international reach. Harper Ho, an Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor at KU Law, has served as an international research fellow, associate editor of the American Journal of Comparative Law, and on university committees.

Virginia Harper Ho

KU Law faculty present at 2021 AALS Annual Meeting

Several KU Law professors presented at the 2021 AALS annual meeting, the largest annual gathering for law school faculty. In addition to serving as moderators, presenters and commenters for sessions in their sections, several faculty also serve in leadership roles with the organization.

KU School of Law logo in the law school's commons area

Professor becomes editor of legal education blog

Melanie Daily recently became editor of the Best Practices for Legal Education blog. The influential online outlet discusses, documents and records reforms in legal education. Daily has been a blog commentator and author for several years.

Melanie Daily

Recent Faculty Books

John Head

A Global Corporate Trust for Agroecological Integrity

John Head (Routledge) – Head’s new book examines global environmental governance and how legal, institutional and conceptual reform can facilitate a transformation to a new ‘natural-systems’ form of agriculture.
Lumen Mulligan

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules and Commentary

Lumen Mulligan, 2020 edition (Thomson Reuters) – With co-author Steven Gensler of the University of Oklahoma, Mulligan has written the premier practice-oriented guide for using the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. For each rule, the authors explain what it is and how it works.
Richard Levy

Administrative Law, Agency Action in Legal Context

Richard Levy, Third Edition (Foundation Press) – Levy’s latest casebook edition with Robert Glicksman focuses on five administrative agencies. The book addresses key problems for teaching administrative law.

Faculty Media Coverage

KU Law faculty are frequently interviewed as subject matter experts for news stories.
Faculty Media Coverage

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