The University of Kansas School of Law

The University of Kansas School of Law

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Value matters at the University of Kansas School of Law. 

Consistently ranked in preLaw’s Best Value Law Schools, KU Law offers students a world-class legal education at a reasonable rate of tuition. In 2019, the school reduced its non-resident tuition rate to 150% of the resident rate. 

"KU Law values its ongoing commitment to providing a high-quality legal education that is affordable, accessible and proven to prepare graduates to pass the bar and excel in whatever career they choose,” said Stephen Mazza, dean and professor of law.

Students at KU Law have access to numerous hands-on learning opportunities, including nine clinical and field placement programs. Skills simulation courses provide training in advanced litigation, contract drafting and more. Students interested in public service can participate in the 6th Semester in Washington, D.C. program, spending their final semester interning in the nation’s capital. The school offers seven certificates in specialties including advocacy skills and business law, as well as 12 dual degree programs.

Graduates go on to careers across the country and the world, connecting with a loyal alumni network of more than 8,000. The school’s Career Services Office takes a one-to-one approach to career planning, working with each student to chart a course to a successful legal career. More than 86% of graduates in the Class of 2019 landed positions considered “best jobs.” The school has recorded overall employment above 90% for the past six years. 

KU Law ranks nationally among the top 25 public law schools for scholarly impact. The school’s professors are scholars and lawyers recognized nationally and abroad as leaders in their fields. Many have written the casebooks used in classrooms at law schools across the country. Faculty offices surround the school’s law library, meaning students are never more than a few steps away from their teachers and mentors.

In 2018, the school introduced a Free Bar Prep Program that offers a post-graduation bar exam review course to all students. The program, which also includes a series of programs prior to graduation, expands on KU Law’s already strong bar exam results. The school’s ultimate bar pass rate for the Class of 2017 was 96.5% and graduates consistently perform well on the bar exams in Kansas and Missouri. 

“The bar prep program is one example of our efforts to help students succeed after they leave KU Law. Ensuring that all students have access to a clinic or field placement opportunity is another part of that effort,” Mazza said.



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75th Percentile1593.7
25th Percentile1513.17
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$15000
Percent receiving grants85.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 85.80%
NJ Employment81.50
Bar Passage86.73%
Academic Profile
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