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.
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.
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.
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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On the cover: Class of 2016 graduates, from left, Ashley Akers, Abby Hall, Bryce Langford and Luke Hangge celebrate commencement with a group selfie.
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
Two KU Law faculty members served as U.S. Supreme Court clerks.
Elizabeth Kronk Warner Professor of Law
Stephen McAllister Distinguished Professor of Law
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. â€œI 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.â€?
GET TO KNOW US law.ku.edu/faculty 3
KU Law faculty members rank among the top one-third of U.S. law schools for scholarly impact.
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
Attorney & Instructor | J.D., Kansas Mock Trial, Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies, Trial Advocacy
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
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
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
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
Clinical Associate Professor of Law | J.D., Kansas Field Placement Program, Lawyering Skills, Medical-Legal Partnership Field Placement Program, Writing for Law Practice
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
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
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
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...
Top 25: among public schools on Business Insider’s list of the 50 Best Law Schools in America.
40+: direct appeals, constitutional challenges, and actual innocence cases won by students in KU’s Project for Innocence since 2008.
21st: “Best Schools for Practical Training”
Study abroad programs in Istanbul, Dublin and Limerick, and Beijing. How will you choose?
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.
Students come to KU from more than 100 countries each year. Expand your network.
18th: national ranking for “best value” law school.
7,700+: KU Law alumni, in all 50 states, D.C. and 20 foreign countries. They’ve got your back.
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.
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?
2 student-run publications provide research and writing opportunities. Join the Kansas Law Review or the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy.
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.
informal learning atmosphere that encourages
in-depth discussion and critical analysis.
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
to Constitutional Law
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 Youâ€™ll work hard in summer school, but youâ€™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.
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-
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
are seminars, simulation courses,
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
a dozen areas of interest, we also
offer eight certificate programs that
allow you to hone your knowledge
are Digital Privacy Rights in an Open
Society, Islamic Law, Introduction
to Copyright in Literary and Artistic
Works, Indian Gaming, Nonprofit
and Tax-Exempt Organizations, Water
Law, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender and Questioning
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
These courses come to life in a smaller setting. More than 75 percent of upper-
u Media, Law
77 percent of upper-level classes have 25 or fewer students.
and Technology Certificate
LEARN MORE law.ku.edu/academics
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
of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures
of Arts in Economics
of Health Services Administration
of Arts in Indigenous Studies
of Science in Journalism
of Arts in Philosophy
of Arts in Political Science
of Public Administration
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
of Social Work
nonprofits to political office, the dedication to public service runs deep. Building on that
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
6TH SEMESTER IN DC:
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
leader in public service.
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
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
“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,
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
practice their skills with their peers. 13
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.”
for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies u Tribal
Judicial Support Clinic
Field placements u Criminal
Prosecution Field Placement
Law Field Placement
Partnership Field Placement
Bryce Langford, L’16 | Legal Aid Clinic q
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.”
Sylvia Hernandez, L’17 Medical-Legal Partnership Field Placement q
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.”
Every KU Law student can participate in at least one clinic or field placement during law school.
GET HANDS-ON law.ku.edu/hands-on
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.
23rd: national ranking for most improved employment rates for graduates over the past five years.
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.
7,741 KU Law alumni worldwide.
committed to Kansas Â Across the great state of Kansas, KU Law graduates lead. In law firms, federal and state courthouses, the governorâ€™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.
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.
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.
Ingrid Wong, L’12 | Senior Counsel Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
CHART YOUR COURSE law.ku.edu/careerservices
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.
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
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.
Livability ranked Lawrence #5 on its list of 10 Best College Towns.
Kansas City, just 40 minutes east, offers an international airport, shopping, and entertainment.
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.
Student organizations include everything from the Black Law Students Association to the Military & Veterans Law Society. 22
u Thanksgiving u Pub
Night fundraiser for women’s charities
in Law Banquet
to “old” Green Hall
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
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
A GREAT PLACE TO BE law.ku.edu/visit
GETTING HERE FROM THERE. A month-by-month look at deadlines.
Sept. 1: Application available. law.ku.edu/apply
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
Check Admissions Events to see if a KU Law rep will be visiting your area. law.ku.edu/ admissions
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
Winter Open House in Kansas City. Watch KU Law website for details.
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.
April 15: First seat deposit due (fall starters).
Feb. 15: Priority application deadline for scholarship consideration.
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March 15: First seat deposit due (summer starters).
If youâ€™ve been admitted, register for Admitted Students Day.
Summer Starters attend orientation and start classes.
June 15: Second seat deposit due (fall starters).
Attend orientation and start classes.
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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 t...