Category: Practical Experience

High court ambitions

Benjamin Stringer, left, at Legal Career Options Day in 2015. Accomplished student advocate eyes SCOTUS appearance Benjamin Stringer’s ultimate dream is to one day argue before the U.S. Supreme Court. If his advocacy record at KU Law is… Read More

From soda to Sunday school

Business-savvy law student learns best on the job Every major brand has a tagline. Coca-Cola urges consumers to “Taste the Feeling.” Kraft Foods Group encourages shoppers to “Make Today Delicious.” KU Law student Waynell Henson asks: “Are YOU… Read More

Burning desire

Former firefighter earns law degree to help ensure justice In his previous career as a firefighter and medic, Joe Uhlman witnessed the lasting damage that some people inflicted on others. He picked up the pieces the best he… Read More

Business suits + white coats

In MLP, student learns value of lawyers, doctors partnering for healthy communities Looking past the stereotypes, lawyers and doctors have a lot in common. Usually seen as adversaries, I know that at least medical students and law students… Read More

Alumni, staff reflect on 50 years of Legal Aid Clinic

Since 1967, more than 1,300 students have cut their teeth in KU Law’s Legal Aid Clinic under the supervision of seasoned attorneys and faculty, working to secure “justice for and to protect the rights of the needy.” The… Read More

Suiting up, gaining confidence

Legal Aid Clinic teaches student ‘how to be a lawyer’ My almost three years at KU Law have been less than perfect, but I would not change my experience for anything. As my time in law school slowly… Read More

Legal Aid in Tanzania

In 2013 I made my first trip to Tanzania on a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship. Not only was this my first trip outside of the United States, but it was also my first experience speaking Swahili outside of the comforts… Read More

Working for a better Kansas

This summer I had the privilege of working as a Justice Fellow for the Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice in Lawrence, Kansas. I received the internship offer through an on-campus interview and immediately accepted it. Kansas… Read More

An entrepreneur in the law

After a respite from the pressures of “Fun-L” year (in the form of a trip to Europe), I dove right into two jobs this summer. I had no idea what to do with my life, so I decided… Read More

A firsthand look at federal Indian law

3L gains experience through internship with Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation This summer I worked as a law clerk for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Mayetta, Kansas. The Prairie Band Potawatomi are one of four federally recognized Indian… Read More