Category: Careers

6th Semester in D.C. program helped jump-start my legal career

I arrived at KU Law on the first day of classes with laser-like focus on being a health law attorney. I had no clue, however, that the 6th Semester in D.C. program would end up being the perfect …

Arturo Thompson wins service excellence award

In reporting law school employment outcomes, clarity is critical. Assistant Dean for Career Services Arturo Thompson, L’06, recently received a professional service award for his work on a national advisory board that helps give that clarity. The National …

From active duty to KU Law

Army veterans graduate from West Point together, end up at same law school 35 years later Eric McMillin and John Schoen were both commissioned by the United States Military Academy — also known as West Point — as …

Recruiting Jayhawk lawyers

When Ethan Brown touts the KU Law community, he speaks from experience After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2017, Ethan Brown clerked for Chief Justice Lawton Nuss of the Kansas Supreme Court. Eighteen …

Law student starts nonprofit to empower, educate Tanzanian women

In Tanzania, the government bans young mothers from attending state schools. But a KU Law student who has lived and worked in the East African nation is doing her part to ensure pregnant women can continue their education. …

KU Law alumnus teaches clinic students about consumer defense

KU Legal Aid Clinic alumnus Bill Walberg, L’15, believes all consumers should have appropriate counsel when defending their rights. He recently returned to Green Hall to teach students the fundamentals of debt collection defense as the clinic considers …

Student Spotlight: Jacob Elberg’s legal experience crosses three state lines

The experience on 3L Jacob Elberg’s resume traverses state lines. So far in his career, Elberg has held legal positions in Kansas, Florida and New Jersey. Before going to law school, Elberg spent a year as an intern …

Student Spotlight: Caroline Kastor balances law school, athletics and family

Caroline Kastor is a woman who wears many hats. She is an aspiring legal professional, a former professional soccer player, an academic, a wife and a mom. Kastor is working towards the trifecta of higher education at the …

Recent Graduate Spotlight: Becky Howlett advocates for Navajo Nation

Earning a certificate in tribal law was pivotal in Becky Howlett’s legal education. “Ultimately, my experiences in KU Law’s Tribal Law and Government Center were part of the underlying reason I chose to dedicate my legal career to …

Student Spotlight: Miranda Luster finds reward in helping others

This summer was a balancing act for 3L Miranda Luster. From Monday through Wednesday, she was a legal intern at the Shawnee County Public Defender’s Office and the Capital Appeals and Conflicts Office in Topeka. On Thursdays and …