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A law school WHERE VALUE MATTERS. At KU Law, we don’t define value in traditional terms. Instead, we ask ourselves what we can provide to our students that will enable them to excel in whatever career they choose. The answer lies in the unique strengths of KU Law: u The

people: offering students personal access to nationally recognized legal scholars

who care deeply about teaching and mentoring.

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program: integrating one of the nation’s leading clinical law programs with

traditional classroom curriculum so our graduates will be prepared to practice law

in a number of fields or use their legal education to excel in business, government

or public interest.

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possibilities: awarding a degree that is recognized in Kansas and throughout the

nation, and becoming part of a 7,400-strong network of dedicated and talented alumni

who are always willing to help a fellow Jayhawk.

u The

place: living in Lawrence, Kansas, one of the nation’s favorite college towns filled

with vibrant, engaging people and institutions that promote community and growth.

The University of Kansas was established by activists who envisioned a free state in which every citizen would have legal rights and the protection of the law. We continue to educate students armed with the knowledge and skills to be strong advocates for their clients and bold leaders in their communities. Make a wise choice: Join KU.

Stephen Mazza Dean & Professor of Law

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THE PEOPLE

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THE PROGRAM

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THE POSSIBILITIES

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Professor Martin Dickinson leads students on a walk to “old� Green Hall, the former home of the law school. The trek is an annual tradition for members of the graduating class. On the cover: Graduates Tori Whitehead (left) and Adrien Piercy happily join their classmates for the 2014 hooding ceremony.

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Melanie Wilson brings her extensive litigation experience, including time as a United States attorney, to her teaching and scholarship. She authors a criminal law casebook, and news media consult her

THE PEOPLE

You’re coming to law school to learn, right? SO LEARN FROM THE BEST. Our faculty members are scholars and lawyers recognized nationally and abroad as experts in their fields. A third have written the casebooks used in their classrooms and frequently at law schools across the country. They are practitioners with decades of experience. At KU Law, these respected legal minds will challenge and engage you.

frequently for her expertise in that area. “Teaching law is a privilege I revere. My rigorous and interactive teaching style is designed to encourage intellectual curiosity, promote the open and professional exchange of diverse ideas, and spur reasoned analysis and personal and professional growth.”

They’ll also offer advice and guidance when you need it. Law faculty offices surround and open into the heart of Green Hall, the Wheat Law Library. So you’re never more than a few steps away from your teachers and mentors, and their doors are always open to students.

Raj Bhala has earned international acclaim for his scholarship on international finance and Islamic law and is often quoted in the national media. He is the author of “Modern GATT Law” and “International Trade Law,” both widely adopted at law schools across the U.S. 2

“World class: Those two words summarize the level of excellence to which I aim for my students. I am passionate about training them to be global leaders in international and comparative law, especially international business law. The results Raj Bhala show; our graduates go on to first-rate Rice Distinguished Professor positions around the world.”

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Two KU Law faculty members served as U.S. Supreme Court clerks.

Melanie Wilson Professor of Law

Martin Dickinson Distinguished Professor of Law A nationally known authority on tax law, Martin Dickinson authors a casebook on estate and gift taxation. Members of the Kansas Legislature often call upon Dickinson to share his expertise on tax law and policy. He is also universally beloved by current and former students for his dedication to teaching and advising.

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One-third of full-time faculty members have authored casebooks and treatises.

“Contrary to popular belief, tax law is among the most dynamic of law fields. There is constant change. In class we discuss political issues that bear on taxation, and we closely follow frequent proposals for tax reform. We also address broader issues related to taxation, such as the national debt problem. This is the foundation for our major effort: using the problem method to determine the practical effect of the tax law on typical citizens.�

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FACULTY RAJ BHALA

Associate Dean, International and Comparative Law; Rice Distinguished Professor | J.D., Harvard International Trade Law, Islamic Law, Public International Law

ELIZABETH SEALE CATEFORIS

Clinical Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Advanced Criminal Procedure, Capital Punishment, Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies

SHELLEY HICKMAN CLARK

Clinical Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Historic Preservation, Legal Aid Clinic, Poverty Law

KATIE CRONIN

VIRGINIA HARPER HO

CHRISTOPHER R. DRAHOZAL

MICHAEL H. HOEFLICH

Robert A. Schroeder Distinguished Professor of Law | J.D., Michigan Estate Planning, Taxation

Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Development; John M. Rounds Distinguished Professor of Law | J.D., Iowa Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Law, Contracts

CHELSI K. HAYDEN

Director of Prelaw Studies; Lecturer in Law | J.D., Kansas Lawyering Skills

JOHN W. HEAD

Clinical Associate Professor of Law | J.D.,Vanderbilt Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic

Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor of Law | J.D.,Virginia Comparative Law, International Commerce and Investment, International Economic Law, Public International Law

MICHAEL J. DAVIS

EDWIN W. HECKER JR.

Centennial Teaching Professor of Law | J.D., Michigan Land Development, Property, The State and Religion

PHILLIP E. DELATORRE

Professor of Law | J.D., Harvard Trusts and Estates, Property, Sports Law

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MARTIN B. DICKINSON

Professor of Law | J.D., Wayne State Business Associations, Mergers and Acquisitions

LAURA J. HINES

Professor of Law | J.D., Michigan Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Remedies

Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Harvard Chinese Law, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law

John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law Ph.D., Cambridge; J.D.,Yale Copyright, Law and the Arts, Legal History, Professional Responsibility

M.A. KAUTSCH

Professor of Law | J.D., Iowa Media Law, Media Law Clinic, Torts

PAMELA V. KELLER

Clinical Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Judicial Clerkship Clinic, Lawyering Skills, Moot Court

RICHARD E. LEVY

J.B. Smith Distinguished Professor of Law | J.D., Chicago Administrative Law, Introduction to Constitutional Law, Legislation

QUINTON D. LUCAS

Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Cornell Administrative Law, Contracts

STEPHEN W. MAZZA

Dean and Professor of Law | J.D., Alabama; LL.M., NYU Professional Responsibility, Tax Policy, Tax Procedure, Taxation

STEPHEN R. MCALLISTER

ELLEN E. SWARD

SANDRA CRAIG MCKENZIE

ANDREW W. TORRANCE

LUMEN N. MULLIGAN

SUZANNE VALDEZ

Professor of Law | J.D., Michigan Civil Procedure, Civil Rights Litigation, Federal Courts, Jurisdiction

A nationally known authority on constitutional law, Stephen McAllister co-authored the definitive casebook on state constitutional law. He was a two-time clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued before the high court five times. McAllister also serves as Kansas solicitor general.

UMA OUTKA

Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Maine Energy Law, Environmental Law, Property

JOYCE A. MCCRAY PEARSON

Associate Professor of Law; Director, Wheat Law Library | J.D., Washburn Advanced Legal Research, Law and Literature

JOHN C. PECK

Connell Teaching Professor in Kansas Law | J.D., Kansas Contracts, Family Law, Land Transactions, Water Law

JEAN GILLES PHILLIPS

Professor of Law | J.D., Harvard Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Jurisdiction

Professor of Law | J.D./Ph.D., Harvard Biodiversity Law, Food and Drug Law, Intellectual Property, Patent Law

Clinical Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Criminal Prosecution Clinic, Deposition Skills Workshop, Practice in Kansas, Pretrial Advocacy, Professional Responsibility

STEPHEN J. WARE

Professor of Law | J.D., Chicago Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Contracts

ELIZABETH A. KRONK WARNER

Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Michigan Federal Indian Law, Native American Natural Resources, Property

WILLIAM E. WESTERBEKE

Professor of Law | J.D., Stanford Products Liability, Torts, Workers’ Compensation

Clinical Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Criminal Practice in Kansas, Criminal Procedure, Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies

MELANIE D. WILSON

DENNIS D. PRATER

LUA YUILLE

Connell Teaching Professor in Kansas Law | J.D., Kansas Advanced Litigation, Evidence, Practice in Kansas

JOYCE ROSENBERG

Director of Externship Program; Lecturer in Law | J.D., Kansas Externship Clinic, Lawyering Skills

“In class, I strive to challenge the students to engage in intellectually sophisticated thinking about the law, but also to recognize and appreciate the pragmatic and practical concerns and limitations that lawyers often face in handling actual cases.”

Professor of Law | J.D., Michigan Conflict of Laws, Criminal Law, First Amendment, Introduction to Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence

E.S. and Tom W. Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Constitutional Litigation, Introduction to Constitutional Law, State Constitutional Law, Torts

Professor of Law; Director, Elder Law LL.M. Program | J.D., New Mexico Alternative Dispute Resolution, Local Government, Property

Stephen McAllister Distinguished Professor of Law

THOMAS G. STACY

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Professor of Law | J.D., Georgia Art of Advocacy, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence

Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Columbia Immigration, Property

COREY RAYBURN YUNG

Professor of Law | J.D.,Virginia Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Federal Courts, Sex Crimes

ELINOR P. SCHROEDER

Paul E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law | J.D., Michigan Disability Law, Employment Discrimination Law, Employment Law, Labor Law

JAN SHELDON

Courtesy Professor of Law | J.D./Ph.D., Kansas Alternative Dispute Resolution, Juvenile Law

BETSY BRAND SIX

Director of Academic Resources; Lecturer in Law | J.D., Stanford Lawyering Skills

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33: conviction reversals by students in KU’s Project for Innocence since 2009.

29th: National ranking for lowest average student loan debt at graduation.

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Study abroad programs in Istanbul, Dublin and Limerick, London, and Beijing. How will you choose?

7,400+: KU Law alumni, in all 50 states D.C. and 18 foreign countries. They’ve got your back.

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Students in the entering class of 2013 came from 19 states and 58 universities. q q

International finalists: in Jessup International Law and European Law Students’ Association WTO moot court competitions.

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10.78-to-1: ranked 37th in the nation for best student-to-faculty ratio. Know your professors.

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12 clinics and externships with more than 400 positions available for 360 students (2013-14). Gain hands-on experience.

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90,000: population of Lawrence, Kansas. Not too big, not too small.

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18th: national ranking for “best value� law school.

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12: joint degrees open to KU Law students with interdisciplinary interests. Leverage the power of a Tier 1 Research University.

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Students come to KU from roughly 100 countries each year. Expand your network.

Top 25% of all law schools for 2013 grads in full-time, long-term JD-required and JD-advantage positions.

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THE PROGRAM

Build a strong foundation in theory. Gain real-world experience. THEN FINE-TUNE YOUR FUTURE. At the University of Kansas School of Law, you’ll discover the tools you need to become an outstanding member of the legal profession, well-educated in the law and committed to professional achievement and public service. You will start with a powerful foundation in the general principles of law and its practice in a changing legal environment. Then we help you tailor your education to fit your interests — in international law, trial advocacy, environmental law, tribal law or a dozen other areas. Develop your expertise in the classroom and in the field — through theory and practice. In class, you will be involved in a dialogue built upon your examination of cases and statutes. You will perfect legal analysis and writing, and develop professional skills. Then you can apply your know-how to real cases in any of KU Law’s 12 clinical and externship programs. But your first year comes first. What can you expect?

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Two centers for excellence at KU Law focus on advocacy and tribal law.

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Four out of eight first-year law classes are taught in small sections.

THE FIRST YEAR: an intimate setting All first-year students take Lawyering, a course that focuses on the skills and values of the legal profession. Faculty members with extensive practice experience meet with students in a traditional classroom setting and in small groups. By the end of your first year, you will have prepared a brief and argued a summary judgment motion. You will also take one of your other required first-year courses in a small section of about 20 students. The benefits? u Personal

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First-year small sections often become tight-knit social and study groups.

highly individualized feedback.

u An

interaction with professors who provide

informal learning atmosphere that encourages

in-depth discussion and critical analysis.

u The

opportunity to bond with your classmates,

building personal and professional relationships

that will last a lifetime.

First-year required courses include: u Civil

Procedure

u Lawyering

u Contracts

u Property

u Criminal

u Torts

Law

Skills I and II

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u Introduction

to Constitutional Law

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THE SUMMER START ADVANTAGE First-year students may choose to begin their studies either in the summer or the fall. Summer

About 25 students in each entering class begin law school in the summer.

starters begin law school in late May and enjoy the following benefits: Small class sizes Summer start classes are significantly smaller than typical first-year law classes. Start with a lighter load You’ll work hard in summer school, but you’ll only be taking two classes at a time. Flexible start Summer starters get an 8-credit head start on completing the 90 credits required to graduate, creating the opportunity to take fewer credits per semester and still graduate on time. Accelerated Program Summer starters who choose the Accelerated Program can complete their J.D. in a little over two years by attending school during summer and winter sessions. Combined with one of our joint degree programs, students can complete two degrees in as few as three years.

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Summer starters who choose the Accelerated Program spend less money on school and living expenses.

RISE AND SPECIALIZE: upper-level courses and concentrations Once you’ve conquered your first-

With emphasis

Certificate programs

year requirements, you’ll have access

Curriculum guides are available in the

KU Law prepares students for

to more than 100 upper-level courses

following areas of interest:

practice in almost every field. If you

in a variety of practice areas, from

find a niche, we can help you develop

agricultural law to sports law. Many

u Business

are seminars, simulation courses,

u Constitutional

directed research or clinics.

u Criminal u Elder

Among the intriguing offerings

and Commercial Law

your specialty. In addition to informal curriculum guides in more than

Law

a dozen areas of interest, we also

Law

offer eight certificate programs that

Law

u Environmental

Resources Law

and Natural

allow you to hone your knowledge

are Digital Privacy Rights in an Open

Society, Islamic Law, Introduction

u General

to Copyright in Literary and Artistic

u Intellectual

Works, Indian Gaming, Nonprofit

u International

and Tax-Exempt Organizations, Water

u Litigation

Law, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,

u Media

Law

u Elder

Transgender and Questioning

u Public

Law

u Environmental

(LGBTQ) Seminar.

u Tax

and skills:

Practice Property Law Law and Business

classes at KU Law have 25 or fewer students. With a consistently low student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll get individual attention from leading scholars and practitioners who have been where you’re going.

and Commercial Law Certificate Law Certificate

and Natural Resources Law Certificate

u International Trade

Law

These courses come to life in a smaller setting. Two-thirds of upper-level

Certificate

u Business

Law

u Tribal

u Advocacy

Certificate

u Media, Law

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Two-thirds of upper-level classes have 25 or fewer students.

u Tax

and Finance

and Technology Certificate

Law Certificate

u Tribal

Lawyer Certificate

LEARN MORE law.ku.edu/academics

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DEGREE PROGRAMS In addition to the traditional three-year J.D., KU Law offers the following degrees:

Joint degrees u J.D./Master

of Business Administration

u J.D./Master

of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures

u J.D./Master

of Arts in Economics

u J.D./Master

of Health Services Administration

u J.D./Master

of Arts in Indigenous Studies

u J.D./Master

of Science in Journalism

u J.D./Master

of Arts in Philosophy

u J.D./Master

of Arts in Political Science

u J.D./Master

of Public Administration

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KU is the state’s flagship research university, providing rich interdisciplinary opportunities.

u J.D./Master

of Arts in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

u J.D./Master

of Social Work

u J.D./Master

of Urban Planning

Other degrees u Two-Year

J.D. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

u LL.M. in American

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Legal Studies

u LL.M. in

Elder Law

u Doctor

of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)

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2 student-run publications provide research and writing opportunities. Join the Kansas Law Review or the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy.

LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE: skills courses, moot court, clinics KU Law was a pioneer in experiential

Selection workshops, providing

learning and today provides a wide

invaluable guidance and feedback

variety of substantive opportunities

as students practice their skills with

to engage in the practice of law.

their peers.

Students take and defend depositions,

RECENT MOOT COURT SUCCESSES Second place, buyer’s side: National Transactional LawMeet (New York) International finalists: European Law Students’ Association WTO Moot Court Competition (Geneva, Switzerland) Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Washington, D.C.) Best brief: Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (North American rounds, Denver) Top-5 oral advocate: Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Denver)

write and argue mock appellate

Moot court

briefs, represent federal inmates in

All KU Law students get a taste of

post-conviction appeals and more —

moot court during their Lawyering

all under the direction of clinical

class. Students write a summary

faculty, practicing attorneys and

judgment brief and engage in an

judges. As a KU Law graduate, you

oral argument before a “judge”

will be equipped with the theoretical

(a law professor). For those interested

and professional skills to succeed

in practicing and advancing their

immediately as a new attorney.

appellate advocacy skills, KU offers a Second-Year In-House Moot Court

Skills courses

Competition in which teams write

The law school’s robust menu of

an appellate brief and give a mock

professional skills courses provides

argument before the “U.S. Supreme

students training in areas such as

Court.” The top eight teams in this

advanced litigation, estate planning,

tournament form KU’s Moot Court

federal tax procedure, copyright law

Council and represent the law school

and trial advocacy. Beyond this more

in various national and international

traditional classroom work, KU Law

moot court competitions. KU Law

also offers three intensive simulation

teams consistently achieve success at

courses that allow students to gain

the national and international levels,

hands-on experience in trial advocacy.

frequently winning top honors in

Veteran attorneys teach the Deposition

brief writing and oral advocacy.

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Jordan Carter, L’15 | Judicial Clinic “Spending time in chambers for the Judicial Clinic was like having four outstanding writers as my own teachers. The judge and his clerks trusted me with meaningful projects and gave me substantive, detailed feedback. As someone who wants to be a litigator, I gained tremendous insight into what makes a good legal writer, which I’ve found to be the number one skill of effective lawyers.”

CLINICS & EXTERNSHIPS KU Law offers 12 clinics and externships in which students translate classroom theory into real-world practice. We’re talking real clients, real cases and real opportunities to make a difference for individuals and communities. Not only will you be testing your knowledge and gaining confidence, but you’ll also be racking up the kind of experience that convinces employers you’re ready to hit the ground running. u Criminal u Elder

Prosecution Clinic

Law Externship

u Externship u Judicial

Clinic

u Legal Aid u Kansas

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Clinic

Clinic

Supreme Court Research Clinic

u Legislative u Media

Clinic

Law Clinic

u Medical-Legal

Partnership Clinic

u Project

for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies u Public

Policy Clinic

u Tribal

Judicial Support Clinic

Every KU Law student can participate in at least one clinic during law school.

Aqmar Rahman, L’15 | Externship Clinic “My externship at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment allowed me to advance my skills in legal writing, analysis and creating legislation. I had the opportunity to work on a statute that may become law in Kansas in the upcoming legislative session. This type of real-world experience is priceless.”

Jaime Whitt, L’15 Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic “A lot of clinics are seeing clients in a lastresort situation, and that gives students great experience solving legal problems. We certainly do that in the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, but we also anticipate legal barriers before they explode and try to clear them away so patients can focus on their health. It’s exciting work.”

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Clinical students perform hundreds of hours of pro bono legal work for clients each year.

GET HANDS-ON law.ku.edu/clinics

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THE POSSIBILITIES

Where can you go with a KU Law degree? ANYWHERE YOU WANT. KU Law alumni live and work in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and 18 foreign countries. They practice law in private firms, government agencies and public interest organizations. They run legal departments for corporations, communities, and collegiate and professional athletics associations. They lead corporations and nonprofits, negotiate international trade deals and handle estate planning for rural families. Our graduates are proof that a KU Law degree amplifies your potential. And the process starts as soon as you arrive at Green Hall. The Career Services Office partners with new students to develop an understanding of their individual passions, then helps them identify career opportunities and develop strategies to translate those passions into reality. Regional and national employers actively recruit KU Law graduates, a testament to how well-respected and versatile your degree will be in the region, across the United States and beyond. Couple that with a successful, diverse and loyal alumni network that extends from coast to coast and abroad, and you will become part of a dedicated family of alumni that will follow and support you throughout the arc of your career.

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20th: national ranking for KU Law grads promoted to partner at the nation’s largest law firms in 2013.

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Outside of Kansas and Missouri, the highest concentration of KU Law alumni live and work in Washington, D.C.

WHERE OUR GRADUATES GO: far and wide KU Law graduates from just the past five years practice in more than 30 states and 10 countries. They live and work on both coasts and throughout the Midwest.

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7,450 KU Law alumni worldwide.

committed to Kansas 足 Our graduates have a long history of leadership. From governors and senators to state and federal judges to heads of state and federal agencies, our alumni proudly serve the people of Kansas. They also answer the call for attorneys, judges and municipal leaders in big and small communities throughout Kansas and across the country. Jayhawk lawyers are everywhere.

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More than 65 law firms and government agencies conducted over 650 on-campus interviews at KU Law during 2013-2014.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: individualized attention ­ u Intensive

begins in your first semester, identifying your unique

interests and passions, and translating your vision into

a personalized comprehensive career strategy.

u Mock

interviews conducted by top practitioners from

the ranks of KU Law alumni, helping you develop

interviewing skills and gain confidence.

u An

online relationship management system that allows

you to store your employment documents, search for

opportunities and apply for jobs from anywhere in the

world with an Internet connection, 24/7.

u A

mentoring program that pairs first-year students

with practicing alumni attorneys, and networking

opportunities like Legal Career Options Day and the

Government Agencies Career Fair.

u A

traveling “on-campus” interview program that takes

students to interview in select cities across the country,

with expenses fully underwritten by the school.

u Career

CHART YOUR COURSE law.ku.edu/careerservices

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and individualized career planning that

Services Alumni Network, consisting of KU Law

graduates dedicated to working with students and

offering critical advice about careers in the law.

Don Zavelo, L’78 | General Counsel National Hockey League Players’ Association (Toronto, Canada)

“KU Law creates lawyers with a point of view; I knew from my first labor law class that I wanted to represent the interests of employees and their unions. Green Hall not only gave me a strong sense of what I could accomplish as a lawyer, but also emphasized the fundamentals, advocacy and good writing. While my work has since taken me from Kansas to the East Coast, that KU confidence and sense of what it means to be a lawyer continues to guide me all these years later.”

The Hon. Julie A. Robinson, L’81 | Judge U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (Topeka, Kansas)

Shawna Hilleary, L’98 | Solo Practitioner Hilleary Law (Nashville and Los Angeles)

“KU prepared me not only for the practice of law in Kansas but the practice of law anywhere in the country. The professors taught practical skills needed for success. When I took the bar review course and exam in California, I knew the information from law school. KU is an excellent school that prepared me to be a lawyer.”

“During my 18-year judicial career, the majority of my law clerks have been graduates of KU Law. They have excelled in a rigorous academic environment at KU, and are seasoned with practical experience through the many clinical opportunities available through KU Law. I receive hundreds of applicants from national, public and private institutions, and find that KU Law graduates are always among the strongest and best qualified.” q

The Career Services Office assists with career development for STUDENTS and ALUMNI.

Lee Legleiter, L’11 | Associate Hampton & Royce (Salina, Kansas)

“KU Law cultivates a collaborative atmosphere to assist students in achieving career goals, which proved to be a great benefit for me. Frequent contact with alumni, personable professors and an emphasis on individualized relationships between students and administration enable both academic and career success.”

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No matter where you’re coming from, YOU’LL BE AT HOME HERE. When you come to KU Law, you don’t just get an outstanding law school. You gain membership to a flagship research and teaching university — and all the intellectual, social and cultural benefits it has to offer. What’s more, you can live, work, study and play in Lawrence, ranked one of the best college towns in the country. Lawrence boasts eclectic shops, beautiful green spaces, and tons of music venues and art galleries. And no matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find it on Massachusetts Street — from falafel to gourmet burgers to sushi. KU Law students take full advantage of opportunities outside the classroom. You can get involved in any of the more than 30 student organizations at the

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law school alone, as well as over 600 campuswide. More than social clubs,

MSNBC put Lawrence on its “TOP 10 COLLEGE TOWNS” list.

many of these groups donate dollars and hours of service to the university and Lawrence communities. And if you’re into sports, you might be interested in knowing that the 2008 NCAA National Champion Jayhawk men’s basketball team plays its home games across the street from the law school.

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Lawrence is the seventh smartest city in the United States, according to Forbes.com.

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KANSAS CITY, just 40 minutes east, offers an international airport, shopping, and entertainment.

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Law students in TRAFFIC COURT handle appeals of campus parking tickets.

Grecia Perez, L’16 Black Law Students Association

“Having a support system outside of the classroom and getting involved in the community provides a sense of purpose not found in a casebook. Law school can be stressful, but if you approach it with an emphasis on the bigger picture, it could turn into one of the greatest periods of your life. Getting involved in student groups and attending school-sponsored events is an excellent way to ensure that your law school experience remains a balanced adventure.” q

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STUDENT TRADITIONS Law school can be competitive, but KU Law students will tell you that Green Hall is a highly collegial place. Events sponsored by student organizations are among the most important law school traditions, involving the entire student body, faculty and staff, and driven by a dedication to public service. u Thanksgiving u Hope

food drive

Gala fundraiser for women’s charities

u Diversity

in Law Banquet

u Bluebook

Relays

u Walk

to “old” Green Hall

u Christmas

toy drive

VISIT KU

INDIVIDUAL VISITS

YOU’RE REALLY GOING TO HAVE TO VISIT US to get a true sense of what life at KU Law is like.

We love welcoming visitors to Green Hall! As our guest, you will have the chance to take a student-guided tour from one of our Student Ambassadors, sit in on a first-year law class and meet with an admissions staff member. Please stop by and find out from students what it’s like to be part of the KU Law community. SCHEDULE A TOUR

law.ku.edu/visit

OPEN HOUSES

We host open houses each fall and winter for students interested in learning more about KU Law. Watch our website for dates and registration information. SAVE THE DATE

law.ku.edu/admissions

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TIMELINE

GETTING HERE FROM THERE. A month-by-month look at deadlines.

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Sept. 27 or Sept. 29: Take the LSAT for the first time or again to improve your score.

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Jan. 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available. fafsa.gov

lsac.org Have your scores submitted to KU Law.

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April 1: Priority application deadline.

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Feb. 15: Priority application deadline for scholarship consideration.

Photos: KU Marketing Communications, Mindie Paget, Steve Puppe, Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau, National Hockey League Players’ Association, Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

March 1: Priority date to file the FAFSA. File earlier if you can. (You may still file after March 1, but your application will be late and your award may be smaller.)

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April 15: First seat deposit due.

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If you’ve been admitted, register for Admitted Students Day.

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Summer Starters attend orientation and start classes.

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