Category: Careers

Changes to US News employment calculation fail to provide necessary nuance to prospective students

US News and World Report released its new law school rankings on Tuesday. While KU Law’s reputational scores among lawyers and judges improved, our overall ranking declined 12 spots to a tie for No. 79 among all law… Read More

Class of 2010 Employment Report

For each graduating class, KU Law measures employment at graduation and nine months after graduation. Each February, every law school in the country submits employment data for its most recent graduating class to the National Association for Law… Read More

Career services programming keeps students at the top of their game

The KU Law Office of Career Services prides itself on providing a wide variety of career-related programming and resources, and in being accessible, welcoming and helpful to students and graduates, regardless of their career aspirations. In the fall… Read More

Practical matters: clinic participation and legal experience

I’ll admit it: Walking into law school, I was pretty sure that every lawsuit consisted of attending depositions with former exercise instructors and discovering crucial evidence by examining an individual’s shoes (“Legally Blonde,” anyone?). I showed up for… Read More

Career services dean answers employment questions from prospective students

Let’s address some questions about employment raised by prospective students over the last few weeks. When will employment statistics be available for KU Law’s most recent class? For each graduating class, KU Law measures employment at graduation and… Read More

A response to ‘Is law school a losing game?’

On Jan. 8 the New York Times published a much-discussed article called “Is Law School a Losing Game?” The article’s author, David Segal, is critical of a law school system that he alleges overstates employment prospects to prospective… Read More

The changing legal marketplace

Last month, the ABA Journal posted an article by Patrick Lamb of Valorem Law Group, a Chicago-based litigation firm known for its alternative fee arrangements. In the midst of his observations about the future of the delivery of… Read More

Tapping into social networks

Amanda Ellis, a legal recruiter based in Dallas, recently wrote an article for the Texas Bar Journal entitled The Big Three: Using Social Networking Sites to Connect with Employers and Clients. I’d like to focus on two techniques… Read More

Legal Career Options Day

Last night the Office of Career Services hosted its 8th Annual Legal Career Options Day from 5-7 pm in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union. Each year, this high energy networking event exposes our students to a wide… Read More

Getting involved at KU Law

KU Law affords students countless opportunities to tailor a legal education to meet your personality. Combined with a smaller to mid-sized student body and comparable to other reputable law schools, students receive the individualized attention foundational to a… Read More