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 and other opportunities to practice the skills of a working lawyer.

Skills Simulations
Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy
Field Placements
Moot Court
Kansas Law Review


Academic Calendar

Elizabeth Kronk Warner
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law

Vicki Palmer

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance