Admitted Students Portal
You made it through the application process and have been admitted to the KU School of Law. Congratulations! So what's next?
Fall Starter Entering Student Program
Fall Starter First Day Assignments: Lawyering Skills
For your first day of Lawyering Skills (Friday, August 23rd), please complete the following assignments:
- Go to http://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts and read the information contained in the sections below. Please also watch the short video on state and federal courts at https://www.fjc.gov/node/1616326.
- Federal Courts and the Public
- Court Role and Structure
- Comparing Federal and State Courts
- About the U.S. Courts of Appeal
- Read Chapters 1-3 in your Lawyering Skills textbook--A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis by Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud & Sandy Patrick (Carolina Academic Press 2013) (ISBN 978-1-61163-397-9).*
*The KU bookstore will likely not have this book available by orientation. If you are unable to purchase the book through other means before orientation, we can provide you with hard copies of the assigned chapters during orientation.
Class of 2023 Facebook Group
We hope you will join the Class of 2023 Facebook group. We set it up especially for you and your fellow admitted students. It should be a great way to connect with some of your future classmates before you get to law school. It's a closed group, and only members of the admitted class will be allowed to join.
We also encourage you to become a fan of the KU Law Facebook page, to consider following us on Twitter and Instagram, and to become a regular reader of the KU Law Blog. We use these outlets to share school news, photos, student blogs and more.
Ready to join the Class of 2023? Please submit your seat deposit using our online response form.
Duty to Update
It is your duty to notify the Office of Admissions if there are any changes in the answers you submitted on your application, specifically any character and fitness issues.
Character & Fitness Disclosure Requirement
On the application for admission, KU Law requires applicants to disclose information related to the character and fitness necessary to practice law, including criminal conduct. (See Question 11 on the application for admission for the full scope of the question.)
If you have not fully disclosed such conduct, you should amend your application as soon as possible. To amend, submit a signed letter to Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Leah Terranova, explaining the conduct and the reason that you did not initially disclose it on your original application. The signed letter will be added to your law school application as an amendment.
This duty to disclose is a continuous duty — meaning that you must notify the law school if you engage in conduct covered in the Character & Fitness question anytime after the submission of your application, including while you are a law student.
Admission to the bar in all states involves character, fitness and other qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to determine what those requirements are in the state(s) in which they intend to practice by consulting the website of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. Should you need clarification about whether or not you have a duty to report your situation, please see Leah Terranova.
KU Law Merchandise
Want to show your KU Law spirit with a T-shirt or hat? The Student Bar Association offers these options and others to announce your ties to the law school. Just visit the SBA Store to browse the selection and place your to order.