University of Kansas Law School

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The University of Kansas School of Law is a first-tier public law school located on the main campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. The School of Law at KU was founded in 1893, replacing the earlier Department of Law, which had existed since 1878. The school has more than 30 full time professors and more than 500 students. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Kansas School of Law as a top-tier school and rates them as a "best buy."

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University of Kansas Law School Admissions

University of Kansas Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 66% of its applicants. Comparatively, Kansas is Lower than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2025 663 436 (65.76%) 126 (19.0%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.16 3.42 3.66
LSAT 152 156 159

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $20,718 $35,328
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $14,570
  • Living off-campus: $14,570
  • Living at home: $14,570

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 12/15
  • Application Fee: $55

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University of Kansas Law School Community

University of Kansas Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Kansas is Below Average.

Student body

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Comparable Schools

Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 35
  • Part Time: 26

Faculty

  • # Female Faculty: 28
  • # Minority Faculty: 6

Ratio

10.3 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

University of Kansas Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Kansas 1L section size is 7% larger than law schools in Kansas and 23% smaller than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

University of Kansas Law School: 107
Kansas Average: 100
PUBLIC School Average: 132

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 282
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 263

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 170
  • Law Journals: 139
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 1.6%
  • Second Year: 5.5%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

University of Kansas Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Kansas class of 2020 had an employment rate of 92% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2020, 75.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 43.0%
  • Business: 19.0%
  • Government: 22.0%
  • Public Interest: 4.0%
  • Academia: 5.0%
  • Kansas: 60%
  • Missouri: 20%
  • Colorado: 4%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 75.6%
  • First Time Takers: 119
  • Average School: 85.6%
  • Average State: 86.9%
  • Pass Difference: -1.3%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Kansas: 86.4%
  • Passed: 44 of 53 (83.0%)
  • State Average: 86.9%
  • Difference: -3.3%