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Laura Hill

Laura Hill

3L  |  Salina, KS  |  California State University-Fresno  |  jayhawklaura@gmail.com

My name is Laura Hill, and I am a third-year law student here at the wonderful University of Kansas. I was born in Salina, Kan., but I have lived in several places in the United States, including Virginia, Boston and Orlando. I eventually ended up in California, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in history from the California State University-Fresno.

My decision to come to KU Law was an easy one. I knew I wanted to study law, but I felt overwhelmed about deciding where I wanted to spend the next three years of my life. When I came to Lawrence and toured KU Law, I felt right at home. No other school made me feel as welcome as KU did because KU Law is truly one of a kind. Everyone here has been so helpful and attentive, and they all have a genuine desire to help you learn and succeed.

Over my 1L summer, I interned at the Disability Rights Center in Topeka. It was an invaluable legal experience and allowed me to get a firsthand look at how legal offices work. I was able to obtain my internship through KU’s Career Services website and through the help of the staff in Career Services. The staff at KU Law truly cares about its students and is so helpful with not only class selection and teaching during law school, but with job placement and mentoring after graduation.

Law school is tough, but choosing to attend KU Law has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The students at KU and the citizens of Lawrence are so friendly and welcoming, and they have made the transition into law school much easier.

I am so pleased with my decision to attend KU Law, and I know that if you tour our beautiful campus, you, too, will be impressed.

Why KU
  • Top 25 among public law schools — Business Insider
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 2 wrongfully convicted citizens serving life sentences freed in 2015
  • 7,700+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., 3 U.S. territories, and 20 foreign countries
  • 91 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2015 – top 23.3 percent nationally
  • 23rd in the nation for most-improved employment rates
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 25th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation
  • 21st: “Best Schools for Practical Training”
  • 77 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • National Champions: 2016 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition
  • #19 moot court program in the nation
  • #17 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine