Research & Scholarship


KU Law 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.

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.

Whistleblower programs marred by cronyism

According to a new study by Alexander Platt, associate professor of law, government programs that pay “bounties” to whistleblowers who come forward have, themselves, been hampered by mismanagement, cronyism and abuse. The study has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and other media.

Alexander Platt

Education privacy law failing

New research from Associate Professor Najarian Peters argues that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, known as FERPA, should be enhanced to add more protections to prevent the inclusion of inaccurate and misleading data, known as dirty data, in the education record.

Najarian Peters

Evolution of Chinese law

Professor John Head traces the competing philosophies of Chinese law and the evolution of the nation’s legal philosophies over more than 25 centuries in a book chapter for “The Routledge International Handbook of Morality, Cognition, and Emotion in China.”

John Head

Faculty Service Highlights

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

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

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.
Michael H. Hoeflich

The Black Book of Justice Holmes: Text Transcripts and Commentary

Michael H. Hoeflich (Talbot Publishing, with co-editor Ross E. Davies) – Hoeflich's volume on Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. gives insight into the judge's mind and activities for a half-century.
Corey Rayburn Yung

Criminal Law: Third Edition

Corey Rayburn Yung (Creative Commons) – The third edition of Professor Corey Rayburn Yung's casebook for a first-year criminal law course at American law schools is released under a Creative Commons License. He has also written a second edition of a textbook for an upper-level Sex Crimes class.

Faculty Media Coverage

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

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