University of Kansas

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Green Hall, 1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

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The School of Law at University of Kansas has an application deadline of April 15. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of Kansas is $55. Its tuition is full-time: $19,623 per year (in-state) and full-time: $33,067 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 10.8:1. The School of Law at University of Kansas has 52 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Kansas School of Law is a public institution on the university’s main campus in Lawrence. The law school offers a variety of ways for students to hone legal skills in specific areas, whether through concentrations—including media, law, and technology; tribal law; and business and commercial law—or through more than 10 clinics, which train students to counsel clients about elder law, criminal prosecution, and more.

Students interested in earning a joint degree have many options to do so through other departments of the University of Kansas. For instance, a law student could pursue a joint J.D./M.B.A through the KU School of Business, a J.D./Master of Science in Journalism through the KU William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, or a J.D./Master of East Asian Languages and Cultures through the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The KU School of Law operates a variety of centers, including the Center for International Trade and Agriculture; the Tribal Law and Government Center; and the Shook, Hardy, and Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy. It is also home to two student-edited journals, the Kansas Law Review and the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. Students seeking an experience outside of Lawrence have several study abroad options to consider, including a semester in London and summers in either Cambridge, England, Istanbul, or Ireland.

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Year founded 1878
Public/private Public
Law school designation National


Application deadline April 15
Full-time program application fee $55
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (866) 220-3654
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 52
Student-faculty ratio 10.8:1
Total faculty 62

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 370
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 173


Tuition and fees

full-time: $19,623 per year (in-state)
full-time: $33,067 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $10,866


Employed at graduation2 33.1%
Median private sector starting salary $62,500
Median public service starting salary $49,000


Total volumes and volume equivalents 348,476

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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