Category: Practical Experience

Crusading for the planet

3L takes on polluters, habitat destroyers through environmental law internship When people ask what kind of work I did this summer at Earthjustice, I tell them it was like being one of Captain Planet’s planeteers: battling villains that… Read More

Exploring immigration and asylum policy at UNHCR

Interning at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, seemed like a hopeless goal a year ago, but it became a reality this summer. Thanks to KU Law’s Career Services Office, I attended the Equal Justice Works Conference in Washington… Read More

El Paso native finds her niche at KU Law

Challenging coursework, enriching leadership experiences, practical learning opportunities recipe for graduate’s success Sylvia Hernandez is the first to note that her transition to law school wasn’t an easy one. Moving from El Paso, Texas, to Lawrence required a… Read More

Business owner, student, mom

Graduate’s student experience enriched by expanding roles Some babies are rocked to sleep with lullabies. Taylor Ray’s daughter Emma was lulled into slumber with voice recordings of Professor Webb Hecker’s Mergers and Acquisitions lectures. In the midst of… Read More

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

Brunch, cherry blossoms, and KU basketball: Sixth Semester participants discover D.C.’s friendly side

I can sum up my experience in D.C. by taking you through the events of Saturday, March 25, 2017—the day Frank, Josh and Devontè broke our collective hearts. It started like the best weekend mornings in D.C. —… Read More

From hiking trails to Nationals games

Future Jayhawk lawyer relishes D.C. experience This summer I worked and lived in D.C. and cannot wait to go back. Working with incredible D.C. and Virginia attorneys cemented my desire to be part of the legal community there…. Read More

From weekend competitors to Jayhawk lawyers-in-training

Mock trial prepares undergraduates for law school KU Law provides ample opportunities for students to gain hands-on courtroom experience, but for some future Jayhawk lawyers, the training began long before stepping foot in Green Hall. KU is home… Read More

Devoted to public service

KU Law student leverages EJW Conference to launch legal career As a 1L, Emily Dutcher spent a month volunteering at Cape Town’s Project Abroad Human Rights Office, providing legal aid in vast shanty towns of over a million… Read More