Andrew Nolan, L'98

Partner, Foulston Siefkin Law Firm

Andy Nolan
"I came to KU because I could afford it – and I got an education that you just can’t put a price tag on."

“I was a 2L summer associate, they hired me through on campus interviews just like they hire KU students today, and I got a job offer at the end of my second summer. After I graduated, I went to NYU and got my LL.M. in tax, and then I came immediately back to Foulston. I started there in May 1999 and I’ve been there ever since.”

“We have about 90 lawyers and almost a quarter of them are KU graduates. We have a big interest in the law school. One of the best things about going to a law school in Kansas, particularly KU, is that your classmates are the same people you will practice with your entire life. It’s an automatic referral network and an automatic business network, and it’s a great way to know people. I serve as the hiring partner for our firm and I have to be a little bit careful that I’m not too partisan, but the quality of our students year in and year out is top notch. I lucked into my decision – I came to KU because I could afford it – and I got an education that you just can’t put a price tag on. I applied at Michigan, but I’m glad I came to KU.”

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