Hands-On Learning

More than 50 years ago, KU Law became a pioneer in clinical legal education when it launched the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence. Since then the law school has built an experiential learning program that includes a mix of live-client clinics, field placements and skills simulations that help students sharpen professional skills and gain practical experience. Students take and defend depositions, write and argue mock appellate briefs, represent federal inmates in post-conviction appeals, and more — all under the direction of clinical faculty, practicing attorneys and judges.

In addition to classes that fulfill the school's experiential course requirements, students may also participate in moot court, mock trial, student-edited journals, pro bono service and other opportunities to practice the skills of a working lawyer.


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Elizabeth Kronk Warner
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law

Vicki Palmer

Top 25 among public law schools — Business Insider
KU’s Project for Innocence: 2 wrongfully convicted citizens serving life sentences freed in 2015
7,700+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., 3 U.S. territories, and 20 foreign countries
91 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2015 – top 23.3 percent nationally
23rd in the nation for most-improved employment rates
One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
25th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation
21st: “Best Schools for Practical Training”
77 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
National Champions: 2016 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition
#19 moot court program in the nation
#17 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
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