Hands-On Learning

More than 50 years ago, KU Law became a pioneer in clinical legal education when it launched the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence. Since then the law school has built an experiential learning program that includes a mix of live-client clinics, field placements and skills simulations that help students sharpen professional skills and gain practical experience. Students take and defend depositions, write and argue mock appellate briefs, represent federal inmates in post-conviction appeals, and more — all under the direction of clinical faculty, practicing attorneys and judges.

In addition to classes that fulfill the school's experiential course requirements, students may also participate in moot court, mock trial, student-edited journals, pro bono service and other opportunities to practice the skills of a working lawyer.


Academic Calendar

Leah Terranova
Assistant Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

Vicki Palmer