Category: Practical Experience

Taking the lead: Meet KU Law’s student publication editors

Third-year law students Denise Dantzler and Joy Merklen are embracing their roles as editor-in-chief for each of the law school’s two student-edited publications. Merklen leads the Kansas Law Review, and Dantzler heads up the Kansas Journal of Law …

Student Spotlight: Aidan Graybill bolsters values of tribal community through internship

Second-year law student Aidan Graybill plans to utilize her legal education to practice tribal law. Graybill is a member of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas, which is based in Kansas City, Kansas. This summer, Graybill is an intern …

Gaining experience through the Criminal Prosecution Field Placement

During my first year of law school, I was convinced that I wanted to practice family law. One summer as an intern for a Kansas District Judge warned me off that career pathway real quick. Instead, I became …

Student Spotlight: Claudia Chavarria makes a positive impact through internship at advocacy center

Rising 2L Claudia Chavarria hopes to pursue a career in immigration law because she is passionate about helping immigrants and giving back to the community she grew up in. Chavarria is originally from El Paso, Texas – which …

Student Spotlight: Jackson Ely develops legal skills through judicial internship

Second-year law student Jackson Ely is spending his summer interning for Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny. Ely is earning academic credit for his internship through the school’s Judicial Field Placement Program. At his internship, Ely researches …

Student Spotlight: Delaney Hiegert advocates for equality

As a lesbian woman, LGBT+ activism and advocacy have been a part of Delaney Hiegert’s life since she came out. Hiegert, a second-year KU Law student, is spending her summer as a law clerk at the National Center …

Elder Law Field Placement Program is a ‘particularly rewarding’ experience

At the beginning of my 2L year, I began to look at what type of law I would be interested in practicing after graduation. I liked the idea of doing estate planning and the accompanying work that goes along …

Student Spotlight: Ellen Bertels serves state of Kansas

Kansan Ellen Bertels finds reward in the opportunity to help those in need in her home state. Bertels is spending her summer as a summer clerk at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Kansas in Wichita. …

Student Spotlight: Mohammad Hameed uses background in engineering to excel at intellectual property law internship

When applying for summer internships, second-year law student Mohammad Hameed looked for a position that would enable him to gain a solid understanding of the foundations of intellectual property and gear his legal education toward patent law. He …

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 …