Jennifer Schmidt

Adjunct Faculty
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Jennifer Schmidt is the director of the Public Policy Clinic at KU Law, and host/producer of KPTS Channel 8's "Ask your Legislator" show. She received a B.A. from Texas Christian University and a J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1994, where she served as managing editor of the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Courses Taught:
  • Legislative Clinic
  • Public Policy Clinic

 

Education

J.D. Kansas, 1994, Managing Editor, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy; B.A., Texas Christian University.

Career History

Associate, Dyer, Ellis and Joseph, 1994-96; Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Courts, 1996-98; Senior Counsel, Senator Charles Grassley, 1998-99; Chief of Staff to the House Majority Leader, Kansas House of Representatives, 1998-2001; Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House, Kansas House of Representatives, 2001-02; Instructor, Pittsburg State University, 2003-06; Senior Fellow, Dole Institute of Politics, 2007-08; Lecturer, University of Kansas, 2008; Host, Producer, KPTS Channel 8, since 2008; Director, Public Policy Clinic, University of Kansas School of Law, since 2009.

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