Category: Academics

Rewards of staying busy

Student finds place in legal community during hectic 2L year You may have heard the old adage: the first year of law school they scare you to death, the second year they work you to death, and the… Read More

Unexpected expert

Legislative committee invites KU Law student to testify on tax credit  Earlier this semester I had the privilege of testifying before the Assessment & Taxation Committee of the Kansas Senate. Of all the unique and interesting experiences KU… Read More

Finding balance

Busy law student, former teacher makes time to mentor children While in law school you may have to give up a few things, like sleep. But you don’t have to give up your passion. I have been working… Read More

From newbie to whiz kid

LEAD program lends novelty status to one of KU’s youngest law students “The best three years of your life that you will never want to experience again.” That was how a current lawyer and mentor described law school… Read More

1L thankful for friends, librarians and theater-worthy hypotheticals

My first semester at KU Law is winding down and Thanksgiving break is this week. During my time as an undergraduate, Thanksgiving was a break from school and work. In law school, all my 2Ls and 3L friends… Read More

Early to law school and loving it

First impressions from an accelerated degree student I am about halfway into my first semester of law school and I can say, without hesitation, that I’ve gotten myself into the most fulfilling, outrageous, exhausting, formative, wonderful journey of… Read More

Couple says ‘thank you’ with gift for future law students

Roger Viola’s KU Law degree has opened many doors in his life, both professionally and personally. He and his wife recently responded by creating a scholarship. Consider it a note of sincere thanks. “I have had the opportunity… Read More

2016 alumnus receives merit scholarship to attend nation’s top-ranked graduate tax program

A 2016 KU Law graduate has earned a scholarship awarded to only a select few students in New York University’s No. 1-ranked graduate tax program. Matthew Schippers, L’16, has been chosen as a recipient of a Tax Law… Read More

Egyptian Fulbright scholar embraces college-town experience while earning doctoral degree

Fulbright scholar Ahmed Mansour is calling Lawrence home for the next three years, and just a semester into his stay, he’s taking the Fulbright’s mission of mutual cooperation and cultural exchange to heart. A native of Luxor, Egypt,… Read More

10 Things Every Law Student Can Relate To

1) When you choose to binge watch “The Good Wife” instead of studying. 2) When you get called on in class but you’ve been on Buzzfeed for the last 15 minutes. 3) When you choose to take the… Read More