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2021 KU Law Annual Report

Donors contributed more than $4.5 million to support KU Law students and programs in the 2021 fiscal year. Read about some of the things made possible by those gifts in the 2021 KU Law Annual Report.

KU Law graduate selected for prestigious Skadden Fellowship

D.C. Hiegert, L'21, will serve as a 2022 Skadden Fellow. Hiegert will work with the ACLU of Kansas to provide direct representation, community education and policy advocacy for LGBTQ+ Kansans to enforce and strengthen state and federal legal protections.

KU team headed to national moot court finals

A pair of KU Law students will head to New York City this spring to participate in the national round of the 72nd annual National Moot Court Competition.

Parallel pandemics of illness, racial inequality must be acknowledged for progress, law professor writes

In an essay for the Seton Hall Law Review, Professor Najarian Peters writes that before the U.S. can make true progress fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, it must acknowledge the "parallel pandemic" of racial inequality.

University community remembers Bruce Hopkins, law professor of practice

The KU community mourns the passing of Bruce Hopkins, professor of practice from the School of Law. Hopkins was a leading authority in the field of nonprofit law, publishing more than 30 books on the subject.

'Unicorniphobia' may be a rush to regulate private companies, professor says

In “Unicorniphobia,” forthcoming in the Harvard Business Law Review, Associate Professor Alex Platt examines the growing number of 'unicorns' and the calls by legal academics and SEC leaders to impose new regulations on them.

New online Homeland Security graduate programs equip students with specialized industry knowledge

The University of Kansas is wrapping up the first semester of the new online Master of Science in Homeland Security: Law & Policy degree and an online Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security: Law & Policy.

KU alumnus gives $2M gift for law, engineering schools

A gift from the estate of University of Kansas alumnus Dean Frisbie provides $1 million to the School of Law and $1 million to the School of Engineering. Frisbie, L'53, earned degrees from both schools.

Law Review Symposium to investigate judicial conduct and misconduct

A panel of judicial ethics experts will discuss “Judicial Conduct & Misconduct: A Review of Judicial Behavior from Sexting to Discrimination” at the 2021 Kansas Law Review Symposium on Nov. 15.

KU Law welcomes Class of 2024

KU Law’s Class of 2024 sets a record for academic strength and has the highest percentage of female students – 58% – in the law school’s history. This year’s entering class includes 123 J.D. students who come to KU Law from 18 states and 58 colleges and universities. Meet seven first-year students.

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