University of Kansas School of Law

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University of Kansas
School of Law
Established 1878[1]
School type Public
Dean Stephen W. Mazza
Location Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Enrollment 370[1]
Faculty 62[1]
USNWR ranking 68 (2015)[1]
Bar pass rate 90.5% (1st-time, KS Bar)[2]
Website http://www.law.ku.edu/
ABA profile ABA Profile

The University of Kansas School of Law is a public law school located on the main campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. The University of Kansas Law School was founded in 1893, replacing the earlier Department of Law, which had existed since 1878.[3] The school has more than 50 faculty members and approximately 500 students. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. [4]

With over 370,000 volumes, the Wheat Law Library at the University of Kansas School of Law is the second largest and oldest law library in the state of Kansas.[5]

Centers and programs[edit]

  • Center for International Trade and Agriculture
  • Elder Law LL.M. Program
  • International and Comparative Law Program
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy
  • Study Abroad Program
  • Tribal Law and Government Center

Twelve clinical programs[6] permit students, acting under faculty supervision, to develop legal skills and learn professional values in actual practice settings: Criminal Prosecution Clinic, Elder Law Externship, Externship Clinic, Immigration/Asylum Law Clinic, Judicial Clerkship Clinic, Legal Aid Clinic, Legislative Clinic, Media Law Clinic, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies, Public Policy Clinic and Tribal Judicial Support Clinic.[7]

Publications at the University of Kansas School of Law[edit]

  • The Kansas Law Review
  • The Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Kansas Law Free Press
  • KU Law Magazine
  • Dean's Note

Curriculum[edit]

The first-year curriculum includes Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Torts, and Property.[8] In addition, students take Lawyering, a legal writing class designed to teach legal research and writing in a context that emphasizes professionalism and practical skills. All first-year students have one of their classes in a small section of approximately 20 students, providing an informal learning atmosphere.

Employment[edit]

According to The University of Kansas official 2013 ABA-required disclosures, 64.2% of the Class of 2013 obtained full-time, long-term, JD-required employment nine months after graduation. [9] KU's Law School Transparency under-employment score is 20.2%, indicating the percentage of the Class of 2013 unemployed, pursuing an additional degree, or working in a non-professional, short-term, or part-time job nine months after graduation.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

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