Field Placements

In field placements, KU Law students perform legal work under the supervision of a practicing attorney at approved government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and courts. KU Law offers specialized placement opportunities in criminal prosecution, elder law, the judicial branch, and the medical-legal partnership setting. Or students can enroll in the general Field Placement Program. In either scenario, field placements also include a classroom component taught by a KU Law faculty member.

Criminal Prosecution Clinic

Criminal Prosecution Field Placement Program

Students work with prosecutors in Kansas state district attorneys' offices as well as the office of the U.S. Attorney. They participate in nearly all phases of the criminal process, including trial work.

Elder Law Externship

Elder Law Field Placement Program

Students work under the supervision of experienced attorneys representing clients in matters such as income maintenance, access to health care, housing, social security, Medicare / Medicaid, and consumer protection. 

Field Placement Program

Field Placement Program

Students perform legal work under the supervision of a practicing attorney at pre-approved governmental agencies and public interest organizations.

Judicial Field Placement

Judicial Field Placement Program

Students serve as interns for state and federal trial judges in Kansas City, Topeka and Lawrence.


Medical-Legal Partnership Field 


Medical-Legal Partnership Field Placement Program

Students provide legal assistance at health care clinics and medical centers in Kansas City and Lawrence. Cases may include health law, family law, housing law, public benefits law, disability law and immigration law.

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