Category: Practical Experience

Law student gets first-hand experience working in health law through internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

This past summer, third-year law student Courtney Hurtig did a summer internship in the Office of Legal Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. St. Jude is a children’s hospital that treats childhood cancers and …

Mediation Clinic teaches law students how to ask the right questions

The first three semesters of my law school career often focused on answering questions: making sure I considered as many arguments in favor of my position as possible, considering the counterarguments, and then articulating why my arguments were …

Medical-Legal Partnership provides legal services to those in need

Since its launch in 2008, the KU Law Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) has provided free legal assistance to thousands of low-income patients at area hospitals while offering hands-on training to law students. Lou Mulligan, Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor …

Ensuring justice through the Project for Innocence

I firmly believe that every single law student at KU should participate in a clinic before they leave. My year as an intern in the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies improved my legal writing, …

Student Spotlight: Liz Thompson pursues justice for clients that ‘feel like they are voiceless’

Liz Thompson is passionate about public defense. Thompson, a third-year law student from Salina, spent her summer in New Orleans as a law clerk at Orleans Public Defenders (OPD). OPD is an organization that provides legal assistance and …

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 …