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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: building a student-focused community with a commitment to mentoring

and leading tomorrow’s leaders in the field of law.

u The

program: integrating one of the nation’s pioneering experiential learning 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.

u The

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

nation, and becoming part of a 7,700-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 PROGRAM

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THE POSSIBILITIES

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On the cover: Class of 2016 graduates, from left, Ashley Akers, Abby Hall, Bryce Langford and Luke Hangge celebrate commencement with a group selfie.

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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. Many 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.

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 nine times. McAllister also serves as Kansas solicitor general.

“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.”

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 toward 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 show; our graduates go on to first-rate positions around the world.”

Raj Bhala Rice Distinguished Professor


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

Elizabeth Kronk Warner Professor of Law

Stephen McAllister Distinguished Professor of Law

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

Routinely called upon for her expertise in federal Indian law and tribal law, Elizabeth Kronk Warner co-authored the first textbook to address impacts of climate change on indigenous peoples. She serves as chief judge for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Court of Appeals. “I push my students to be the best possible advocates for Indian Country. Whether they want to pursue a career in the private or public sector, I work with students to ensure they build a solid foundation in our myriad Indian law courses and then develop strong advocacy skills through the Tribal Judicial Support Clinic and the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.�

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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

ALICE CRAIG

Attorney & Instructor | J.D., Kansas Mock Trial, Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies, Trial Advocacy

SARAH DEER

Langston Hughes Visiting Professor | J.D., Kansas Feminist Jurisprudence, Sex Crimes, Tribal Judicial Support Clinic

PHILLIP E. DELATORRE

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

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MELANIE DEROUSSE

LAURA J. HINES

CHRISTOPHER R. DRAHOZAL

VIRGINIA HARPER HO

Clinical Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Washington (St. Louis) Legal Aid Clinic

John M. Rounds Distinguished Professor of Law | J.D., Iowa Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Law, Contracts

CHELSI K. HAYDEN

Clinical Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Evidence, Lawyering Skills, Writing for Law Practice

JOHN W. HEAD

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

EDWIN W. HECKER JR.

Professor of Law | J.D., Wayne State Business Associations, Contract Drafting, Due Diligence in Business Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions, Transactional LawMeet

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

Professor of Law | J.D., Harvard Business Organizations, Chinese Law, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Due Diligence in Business Transactions

MICHAEL H. HOEFLICH

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

BRUCE R. HOPKINS

Professor from Practice | LL.M., J.D., George Washington Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations, Representing Nonprofit Organizations

M.A. (MIKE) KAUTSCH

Professor of Law | J.D., Iowa Digital Privacy Rights in an Open Society, First Amendment Advocacy, Media and the First Amendment, Media Law Project, Torts


PAMELA V. KELLER

ELINOR P. SCHROEDER

RICHARD E. LEVY

JAN SHELDON

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

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

QUINTON D. LUCAS

BETSY BRAND SIX

Clinical Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Judicial Field Placement Program, Lawyering Skills, Moot Court

Jean Gilles Phillips Clinical Professor of Law Jean Phillips leads KU Law’s Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies. For the past 50 years, the Project has successfully represented inmates in state and federal court with claims of actual innocence or constitutional challenges to their convictions. She teaches courses in criminal procedure and practice, and her research interests include constitutional criminal law and procedure.

Lecturer of Law | J.D., Cornell Administrative Law, Contracts, Securities Regulation

STEPHEN W. MAZZA

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

STEPHEN R. MCALLISTER

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

LUMEN N. MULLIGAN

Associate Dean, Faculty; Professor of Law | J.D., Michigan Civil Procedure, Expert Witness Skills Workshop, Federal Courts, Jurisdiction, Sales

UMA OUTKA

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

JOHN C. PECK

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

“Our goal in the Project is for students to take ownership of their cases and gain practical experience. Students work with clients, review evidence, interview witnesses, find experts, prepare and file court documents, and litigate claims. Students leave the clinic with real-world experience, ready to practice in any area of law.”

JEAN GILLES PHILLIPS

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

DENNIS D. PRATER

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

JOYCE ROSENBERG

Clinical Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Field Placement Program, Lawyering Skills, Medical-Legal Partnership Field Placement Program, Writing for Law Practice

MEREDITH SCHNUG

Clinical Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Washington (St. Louis) Legal Aid Clinic

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

Clinical Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Stanford Lawyering Skills, Writing for Law Practice

THOMAS G. STACY

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

ELLEN E. SWARD

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

ANDREW W. TORRANCE

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

SUZANNE VALDEZ

Clinical Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Criminal Prosecution Field Placement Program, 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, Consumer Law, Contracts

ELIZABETH A. KRONK WARNER

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Professor of Law | J.D., Michigan Federal Indian Law, Native American Natural Resources, Property, Tribal Judicial Support Clinic, Tribal Law

WILLIAM E. WESTERBEKE

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

LUA YUILLE

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

COREY RAYBURN YUNG

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

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NATIONAL CHAMPS! Finishing 1st and 3rd at the 2016 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.

30th: national ranking for lowest average student loan debt at graduation.

WE DON’T MEAN TO BRAG, BUT...

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Top 25: among public schools on Business Insider’s list of the 50 Best Law Schools in America.

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40+: direct appeals, constitutional challenges, and actual innocence cases won by students in KU’s Project for Innocence since 2008.

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21st: “Best Schools for Practical Training”

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


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

19th: top 20 national ranking for KU Law’s Moot Court Program.

9 clinical & field placement programs offering unlimited opportunities to gain hands-on experience.

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

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

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7,700+: KU Law alumni, in all 50 states, D.C. and 20 foreign countries. They’ve got your back.

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Students in the entering class of 2015 came from 25 states, 3 foreign countries & 72 universities.

Top 22.8% of all law schools for 2015 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. q

Then you can apply your know-how to real cases in any of KU Law’s experiential learning programs. But your first year comes first. What can you expect?

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Half of first-year law classes at KU are taught in small sections.

THE FIRST YEAR: small class sizes 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 to 25 students. The benefits? u Personal

highly individualized feedback.

u An

informal learning atmosphere that encourages

in-depth discussion and critical analysis.

u The

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10.8-to-1: student-to-faculty ratio. Know your professors.

interaction with professors who provide

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

Skills I

u Contracts

u Lawyering

Skills II

u Criminal

u Property

Law

u Introduction

to Constitutional Law

u Torts

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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. Begin 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 Degree Summer starters who choose to accelerate their studies 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 can save money by completing their degree faster.


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

level 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. More than 75 percent of upper-

Skills Certificate

u Business

Law

u Tribal

u Advocacy

Certificate

u Media, Law

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77 percent of upper-level classes have 25 or fewer students.

u Tax

and Finance

and Technology Certificate

Law Certificate

u Tribal

Lawyer Certificate

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More than 250 KU Law alumni live and work in the D.C. metro area.

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

u J.D./Master

of Arts in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

a pathway to leadership in public service KU Law alumni have deep connections to the D.C. region. From federal agencies and

u J.D./Master

of Social Work

nonprofits to political office, the dedication to public service runs deep. Building on that

u J.D./Master

of Urban Planning

strong tradition, the 6th Semester in D.C. Program invests in students like you who are committed to serving the public. Through this program, you can:

Other degrees u Two-Year

J.D. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers

u LL.M. in American u Doctor

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6TH SEMESTER IN DC:

Legal Studies

of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) Work in a field

Attend courses taught

Develop a network

placement at a D.C.

by KU Law faculty

of contacts in the

agency, nonprofit or

members on topics

D.C. region critical to

other qualifying entity

essential to the unique

launching your career,

during your final law

challenges of public

then rise to become a

school semester.

sector practice.

leader in public service.


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We’re #1! Maureen Orth (left) and partner Ashley Akers were declared national champions in the 2016 NNALSA Moot Court Competition.

LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE: hands-on practice opportunities Fifty years ago, KU Law started

Advocacy competitions

its first clinic with the Paul E. Wilson

All KU Law students develop

Project for Innocence. Since then the

advocacy skills during their first-year

law school has built an experiential

Lawyering class when they write a

learning program that includes a mix

brief and argue a summary judgment

of live-client clinics, field placements

motion before a “judge” (a professor).

and skills simulations. Students take

For those interested in advancing their

and defend depositions, write and

skills through competition, KU offers

argue mock appellate briefs, represent

opportunities in moot court, mock trial,

federal inmates in post-conviction

and transactional law. In our second-

appeals and more — all under the

year in-house moot court competition,

direction of clinical faculty, practicing

teams write an appellate brief and

attorneys and judges.

give a mock argument before the

Skills simulations

“U.S. Supreme Court.” The top teams form KU’s Moot Court Council and

The law school’s robust menu of

represent the law school in national

skills simulations trains students in

and international competitions.

advanced litigation, contract drafting,

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KU Law is one of the “pioneers among law schools overhauling programs to build in extensive hands-on practice.” (U.S. News)

first amendment advocacy and more.

We also train students for national

KU Law also offers an expanding

mock trial competitions and the

roster of intensive simulation courses

Transactional LawMeet, a national

that allow students to gain hands-on

competition requiring students to

experience in trial advocacy and

negotiate and close a mock business

transactional law. Veteran attorneys

deal. KU Law teams consistently

teach the Deposition Skills, Expert

achieve success at the national and

Witness, Settlement, and Due Diligence

international levels, winning top

workshops, providing invaluable

honors in brief writing and oral

guidance and feedback as students

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CLINICS & FIELD PLACEMENTS KU Law offers 9 clinical and field placement programs 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.

Clinics u Legal Aid

Nicole Marcotte, L’17 | Project for Innocence “I remember the day the prosecutor called the Project for Innocence office about a major development in Floyd Bledsoe’s case — the one that set him free just days later. We were all ecstatic. We hugged. We cried. We could not stop smiling. It was a huge win for Floyd and our team. That moment crystallized my motivation for participating in the Project: What we do every day in this clinic changes our clients’ lives and potentially saves them from decades of wrongful detention.”

Clinic

u Project

for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies u Tribal

Judicial Support Clinic

Field placements u Criminal

Prosecution Field Placement

u Elder

Law Field Placement

u Field

Placement Program

u Judicial

Field Placement

u Legislative

Field Placement

u Medical-Legal

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Partnership Field Placement

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

“In the Legal Aid Clinic, the clients are the marginalized of our community. They are the poor, the abused, the young, the oppressed. They cannot afford an attorney. Legal Aid is all they have. I wasn’t ‘playing’ lawyer; I was my clients’ only advocate, and I loved representing them. I have been out of the Legal Aid Clinic for months now, and I can remember every client’s full name, case details, and result of each case. I hope I never forget them.”


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2: wrongfully convicted citizens serving life sentences freed in 2015 by KU Law’s Project for Innocence.

“In the Medical-Legal Partnership, we addressed health problems for our clients that might have legal solutions. I gained broad experience, including preparing an application for citizenship and a health care power of attorney. Two of my clients spoke only Spanish. Their faces lit up when they realized I could truly understand their situation. It was fulfilling to put people at ease while I advocated on their behalf.”

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

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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, three U.S. territories and 20 foreign countries. They practice law in private firms, government agencies and public interest organizations. Our graduates direct legal strategies for corporations, communities, and collegiate and professional athletics associations. They lead businesses and nonprofits, negotiate international trade deals, and handle estate planning for rural families. Your path to success starts as soon as you arrive at Green Hall. The Career Services Office engages students individually, developing an understanding of their passions, helping them identify career opportunities and developing 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. Coupled with a successful, diverse and loyal alumni network that extends from coast to coast and abroad, 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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91%: overall employment rate for the Class of 2015, placing KU Law inside the top 23.3% of law schools nationally.

WHERE OUR GRADUATES GO: far and wide KU Law graduates from just the past five years practice in more than 30 states, the District of Columbia and 4 countries. They live and work on both coasts and throughout the Midwest.

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7,741 KU Law alumni worldwide.

committed to Kansas ­ Across the great state of Kansas, KU Law graduates lead. In law firms, federal and state courthouses, the governor’s mansion and the halls of Congress, they serve the people of the Sunflower State. You will find them in the smallest towns and in glass skyscrapers, here and around the world. Jayhawk lawyers are everywhere.

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More than 57 law firms, agencies and other employers conducted over 578 on-campus interviews at KU Law during 2015-2016.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: individualized attention ­ u Intensive

and individualized career planning that

begins in your first semester, identifying your unique

interests and passions, and translating your vision into

a personalized comprehensive career strategy.

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 Opportunities

the country by attending the Equal Justice Works

Conference and participating in KU’s Traveling

“On-Campus” Interview Program. Students interview

in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Denver and other select

cities with expenses underwritten by KU Law.

u Mock

Ingrid Wong, L’12 | Senior Counsel Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

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to interview in major markets across

interviews conducted by top practitioners from

the ranks of KU Law alumni, helping you develop

interviewing skills and gain confidence.

u Career

Services Alumni Network, consisting of KU Law

graduates dedicated to working with students and

offering critical advice about careers in the law.

Bradley Freedman, L’14 Equal Justice Works Fellow | Bread for the City Washington, D.C.

“Public interest law has always been my passion. I probably wouldn’t be at Bread for the City without the opportunities at KU Law that helped pave the way. Through the VISTA Affordable Housing Preservation Project, I am now part of a team that empowers low-income tenants to advocate for themselves in the D.C. region. With more people in D.C. doing good work at nonprofits than anywhere I can think of, it’s a great place for KU to focus the 6th Semester in D.C. Program.”


Luis Gomar, L’05 | Partner Thompson & Knight | Dallas and Mexico City

The Hon. Mary Murguia, L’85 | Judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Phoenix, Arizona

“I continue to be impressed by the caliber of the clerks KU Law produces. It is evident that the faculty focus on teaching their students fundamental skills that are critical to success in any legal environment. I look forward to working with KU Law graduates because I know they will produce careful, top-quality work.”

“Growing up on the border and attending the University of Texas at El Paso gave me a true bicultural perspective, but KU enhanced it with amazing international law courses. Not a day passes I don’t apply what I learned in Green Hall. As a lawyer representing energy companies expanding or investing throughout Latin America and beyond, KU Law gave me the tools to succeed in a highly competitive and sophisticated area of practice.” q

The Career Services Office assists with career development for students and alumni.

Samantha Woods, L’13 | Associate Martin Pringle | Wichita, Kansas

“Students who enter private practice must come out of law school with the knowledge and confidence necessary to begin assisting clients immediately. Many of my successes can be traced to KU Law’s practical approach, which permeated everything from my coursework, to my clinical experience, to preparing for my first job interview. KU Law set me on a path to finding a career that I love and gave me the skills to excel.” 19


THE PLACE

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 q

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

Lawrence is the 9th smartest city in the United States, according to Lumosity.

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 2015 World University Games Champion Jayhawk men’s basketball team plays its home games across the street from the law school.

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Livability ranked Lawrence #5 on its list of 10 Best College Towns.

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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.

Ethan Brown, L’17 Student Intellectual Property Law Association

“I was happy to find out that law school is not all work and no play. It’s definitely hard work, but with all the student organizations and social events, there are also many opportunities to get involved and celebrate with my peers.”

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.

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u Thanksgiving u Pub

food drive

Night fundraiser for women’s charities

u Diversity

in Law Banquet

u Bluebook

Relays

u Walk

to “old” Green Hall

u Holiday

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

OCTOBER

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

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Sept. 1: Application available. law.ku.edu/apply

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Sept. 24: Good luck on the LSAT! lsac.org Have your scores submitted to KU Law.

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

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Check Admissions Events to see if a KU Law rep will be visiting your area. law.ku.edu/ admissions

NOVEMBER

MARCH

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Nov. 1: KU Law Fall Open House Visit Green Hall, sit in on a first-year class and learn from students and faculty why KU Law is a great place to be. law.ku.edu/ openhouse

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Winter Open House in Kansas City. Watch KU Law website for details.

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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.

April 1: Priority application deadline.

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April 15: First seat deposit due (fall starters).

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Feb. 15: Priority application deadline for scholarship consideration.

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March 15: First seat deposit due (summer starters).

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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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June 15: Second seat deposit due (fall starters).

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Attend orientation and start classes.

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Schedule a visit. law.ku.edu/visit

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Start looking for housing. law.ku.edu/housing

YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE

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