Category: Practical Experience

A cold case cracked, a career launched

Student ends law school with unparalleled prosecution experience When I started at KU Law as a summer starter in 2016, my goal was to follow the accelerated track. If I played my cards right and took a sufficient …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Student Spotlight: Jessie Pringle hopes to increase access to justice

Through a legal tech fellowship at Kansas Legal Services, Jessie Pringle spent the summer learning how technology can help close the justice gap. “I am empowering people to navigate the justice system when they can’t afford an attorney …

Recent Graduate Spotlight: Lindsay Strong embarks on new experiences

Lindsay Strong fondly remembers her final trial as a law student. During her last semester at KU Law, she spent countless hours strategizing, memorizing and executing skills with her trial advocacy partner, Ellen Rudolph. They were tested on a weekly basis leading up to the …

KU Law offers students hands-on experience in electronic discovery

KU Law is among only a handful of law schools offering electronic discovery as a stand-alone class. Coming from two decades of practice, Professor Amii Castle teaches students how to preserve, ask for, search and produce electronic documents …

Student Spotlight: Malika Baker excels in Jayhawk community

Deciding where to attend law school was an easy choice for Malika Baker. After earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, she decided to continue her education at KU because of the Jayhawk community. “I ran …

Student Spotlight: James Hampton strives for equality

James Hampton plans to build a career out of helping others. Hampton is spending his summer as a Legal Fellow at the Human Rights Campaign, a LGBTQ civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in Washington D.C. …