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The University of Kansas School of Law
1535 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7577
Phone: 866.220.3654 (toll free), 785.864.4378; Fax: 785.864.5054
E-mail: admitlaw@ku.edu; Website: www.law.ku.edu

� Introduction                                                         More than 100 courses are available to upper-level students,
                                                                    covering a broad range of practice areas from agricultural law
The University of Kansas School of Law is an excellent place to     to the law of cyberspace. Eleven clinical programs permit
begin a legal career. It has a venerable history and a              students, acting under faculty supervision, to develop legal
commitment to educating for the future. Legal education at KU       skills and learn professional values in actual practice settings:
began in 1878. The school was a charter member of the               the Criminal Prosecution Clinic, Paul E. Wilson Defender
Association of American Law Schools, and since 1924, it has         Project, Elder Law Clinic, Family Health Care Legal Services
had a chapter of the Order of the Coif, a national law school       Clinic, Judicial Clerkship Clinic, Legal Aid Clinic, Legislative
honor society with chapters at leading law schools throughout       Clinic, Media Law Clinic, Public Policy Clinic, Tribal Judicial
the country. The law school is fully accredited by the              Support Clinic, and the Externship Clinic. The large number of
American Bar Association.                                           clinical placements available means that every student can
  The law school is on KU’s main campus—one of the most             participate in at least one clinic and many participate in more
beautiful in the country. It occupies Green Hall, named in          than one.
honor of James Woods Green, first dean of the school. Green            The school’s setting at the heart of a major university makes
Hall is a five-story building with extensive clinical facilities,   possible the 10 joint-degree programs open to law students.
spacious and attractive classrooms, seminar rooms, a formal         The most popular joint-degree programs are business, health
courtroom, and common areas. The school is equipped with a          services administration, and social welfare, but joint degrees
wireless network, allowing students to access the Internet and      are also available in East Asian languages and cultures,
e-mail from anywhere in the law school.                             economics, indigenous nations studies, journalism, philosophy,
  The school’s primary mission is to prepare its students to be     public administration, and urban planning. In addition, the
outstanding members of the legal profession, well educated in       school offers seven certification programs: business and
the law, with a commitment to professional achievement and          commercial law, elder law, environmental and natural resources
public service. The school educates students in both general        law, international trade and finance, media law and policy, tax
principles of law and the skills needed for practice in a           law, and tribal lawyering.
changing legal environment. Students develop technical
competence, pride in legal craftsmanship, a sound sense of          � Library
ethics and professionalism, and an appreciation for the role of
law in society.                                                     The Wheat Law Library is the largest law library in Kansas. Its
                                                                    hallmark is excellent service for students and faculty. The law
� Faculty                                                           library is a wireless environment that allows students, faculty,
                                                                    and staff access to LexisNexis, Westlaw, CALI, HeinOnline,
KU Law faculty care about teaching. They are committed to           LLMC-Digital, the Internet, and numerous university-wide
excellence in the classroom and to serving as mentors for law       interdisciplinary databases. Access is also available on desktop
students. This is the KU law tradition. Students are                computers in carrels and throughout the library. The law
encouraged to consult regularly with their teachers about their     library’s award-winning website, www.law.ku.edu/library/,
progress in the study of law as well as about career plans, job     is a comprehensive gateway that provides access to virtual
opportunities, and the professional responsibilities of lawyers.    resources beyond the scope of the physical collection as well as
Law faculty offices are located throughout Green Hall, and          in-house topical research guides. Professional librarians and
doors are open to students.                                         reference staff are eager to help with legal research ranging
  Faculty members enrich their teaching by researching and          from the rich heritage of historical materials to cutting-edge
writing about the areas of law they teach. They regularly           digitized images.
participate in symposia, publish widely in legal journals, and
enjoy national and international recognition for the quality of     � Accelerated/Summer Program
their scholarship. Many have written important treatises and
casebooks used at law schools around the country.                   The law school’s unique summer school program is fully
                                                                    integrated with the curriculum of the fall and spring
� Learning the Law                                                  semesters. Students who begin law school in May and attend
                                                                    summer school each of the following two summers may
Entering students take basic courses that provide a solid           complete degree requirements in just 27 months.
foundation for upper-level classes and for the practice of law.
The lawyering course focuses on the skills and values of the        � Student Life
profession. Taught by faculty members with extensive practice
experience, the course introduces students to the tools all         Because the school seeks students with strong personal
lawyers use: an understanding of the legal system and legal         qualities in addition to high academic credentials, students
institutions, case law and statutes, legal research and writing,    learn the law with classmates who have the interpersonal
and advocacy. First-year students take one of their other           skills, maturity, judgment, and ambition to succeed. The law
required courses in a small section of approximately 20             school values diversity, and students have a wide range of
students, providing an informal learning atmosphere and             education and work experience, enriching classroom
encouraging in-depth discussions and critical analysis.             discussions and student life.


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  KU law students develop friendships that last a lifetime.                            KU law students and graduates are highly sought after by
They find as many opportunities for collaboration as for                            employers throughout the state, region, and nation. Most
competition. They socialize and develop leadership skills and                       recent graduates chose employment in private law firms,
an appreciation for community service through membership in                         but many chose government service, including work as
many student organizations. They hone research, writing, and                        prosecutors, public interest work, the military, graduate study,
editing skills through work on two student-edited                                   and nontraditional careers. A considerable number of
publications: the Kansas Law Review and the Kansas Journal of                       graduates accept judicial clerkships. Recent graduates have
Law and Public Policy. They participate regularly and                               been law clerks at all levels, including the Supreme Court of
successfully in moot court, mock trial, and client counseling                       the United States.
competitions. Study abroad is available through the London                             KU graduates have been highly successful in passing Kansas
Consortium, the school’s Limerick and Istanbul programs, and                        and Missouri bar examinations and have performed extremely
other programs approved by the American Bar Association.                            well on examinations in other states. The Office of Career
                                                                                    Services provides up-to-date information on bar requirements
� Career Services and Alumni                                                        for all states.
                                                                                       The school’s 6,600-plus alumni live in all 50 states, the
The school’s Office of Career Services helps students define                        District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 14 foreign countries.
career goals and find employment that matches their interests.                      Many participate in the law school’s mentor program for
The office coordinates an extensive on-campus interviewing                          first-year law students or in the Career Services Alumni
program, sponsors workshops exploring career options, and                           Network, serving as sources of information about practice
helps students develop job-seeking skills.                                          specialties and practice opportunities.

 Applicant Profile

  The University of Kansas School of Law
  This grid includes applicants who earned 120–180 LSAT scores under standard administrations.
                                                                                  GPA
     LSAT        3.75 +        3.50–3.74      3.25–3.49   3.00–3.24   2.75–2.99     2.50–2.74    2.25–2.49   2.00–2.24    Below 2.00    No GPA         Total
     Score    Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm Apps Adm
   175–180        0       0     0       0       0     0     0     0     0     0         0    0    0      0    0       0     0      0     0      0     0         0
   170–174        2       2     2      2        3     2     0     0     0     0         0    0    0      0    0       0     0      0     0      0     7         6
   165–169      12      10     10      8        4     4     4     3     3     1         1    0    2      0    0       0     0      0     0      0    36        26
   160–164      36      31     31     25      24     22   21     16   16      7         6    2    6      0    3       0     0      0     1      0   144    103
   155–159      75      45     70     35      69     32   56     33   40     13     18       3    6      0    0       0     0      0     6      1   340    162
   150–154      53      17     63     19      70     17    41    12    34     4     10       2    8      0    3       0     0      0     4      0   286        71
   145–149      20        3    25      3       37     5    35     7    18     3     12       0    8      1    5       1     1      0     1      0   162        23
   140–144       3        0     8      1      18      0   17      0   12      1         6    0    6      0    3       0     1      0     1      0    75        2
   135–139       0        0     4      0       1      0    4      0    8      0         9    0    4      0    3       0     1      0     2      0    36        0
   130–134       0        0     1      0       2      0    1      0    1      0         0    0    1      0    1       0     0      0     0      0     7        0
   125–129       0        0     0      0       0      0    0      0    0      0         1    0    0      0    0       0     0      0     0      0     1        0
   120–124       0        0     0      0        0     0     0     0     0     0         0    0    0      0    0       0     0      0     0      0     0         0
     Total     201    108     214     93      228    82   179    71   132    29     63       7   41      1   18       1     3      0    15      1   1094   393

  Apps = Number of Applicants
  Adm = Number Admitted
  Reflects 99% of the total applicant pool.




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