Since its founding in 1878, KU Law has been open to all qualified applicants, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Attracting students from diverse backgrounds ensures that all points of view will be heard in the classrooms and in the legal community. KU Law takes pride in its ability to offer a world-class legal education at a reasonable rate of tuition. The students graduate with an average debt burden far below the amounts found at other law schools. Affordability means choice for the graduates, who can choose to start their careers serving the public, clerking for the judicial system, or pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities in law and business. The University of Kansas School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.
The Juris Doctor program at KU Law prepares students to be outstanding members of the legal profession, well educated in the law, with a commitment to public service and professional achievement. A rigorous and engaging curriculum challenges students to solve problems thoughtfully and analytically. Required courses lay a solid foundation in the general principles of law and its practice in a changing legal environment, while a broad array of upper-level offerings empower students to tailor an education to fit their unique interests. KU Law students develop their expertise in the classroom and in the field, perfecting legal analysis and writing, developing professional skills, and then putting their knowledge to work on real cases through one of the most extensive clinical and externship programs in the nation.
LL.M. in American Legal Studies
The LL.M. in American Legal Studies provides students who already hold a law degree with an introduction to the breadth of American law. Students who complete the LL.M. are ready for further study of law in the United States, select bar examinations, and the practice of law internationally. KU Law offers one of the most affordable international LL.M. programs in the United States. Candidates must hold a basic law degree (LL.B. or equivalent) from an accredited foreign college or university, or a J.D. from an accredited American law school.
In clinics, KU Law students take the lead on real cases with real clients, honing practice skills while providing quality legal representation to underserved individuals and communities. Clinical offices are housed in the law school, and full-time KU Law faculty and staff attorneys supervise the work of student advocates. Each clinic also includes a classroom component taught by a KU Law faculty member.
Wheat Law Library is an integral part of the University of Kansas School of Law, serving the law school and university community in legal and interdisciplinary scholarly pursuits and providing access to legal information for legal professionals and the general public. A significant portion of the Law Library’s collection does not circulate (e.g. reference materials, periodicals, primary materials, etc.). Items that do circulate include Reserve items which are loaned for four hours and some classified works which can be checked out for one month, but can be recalled after two weeks. Special legal reference materials available on the Second Floor are local Shepard’s Citators, indexes to legal periodical literature, and directories of attorneys and law firms. The collection also includes dictionaries, bibliographies, a few local telephone books and other finding aids of both legal and general nature. There is also a selection of reference materials available on the Web.
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