Category: Practical Experience

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 …

Student Spotlight: Samantha Natera strives to help migrant community

Samantha Natera grew up on the border of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, where it is not out of the ordinary to cross the U.S.-Mexico border on a daily basis. “I have family in both the …

Student Spotlight: David Biegel gains legal experience through Alaskan internship

This summer, second-year law student David Biegel is working as a legal intern at the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska’s legal department in the criminal division. “The best part of my job is getting to observe court hearings every …

6th Semester in D.C. externship leads to full-time job on Capitol Hill

Growing up in rural Kansas, I was able to gain a variety of agricultural experiences. My family hayed most of our five acres, raised chickens and sold their eggs, and on the rare occasion, helped our neighbors wrangle …

Don’t box yourself in!

When I began law school, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with a law degree. Criminal prosecution and defense has always been a near and dear subject to me. I had no doubt that working in …

Experience gained at MLP is invaluable

The Medical-Legal Partnership Field Placement Program was a truly invaluable experience that allowed me to work with clients as well as enhance my research and writing skills. One of the best parts about the MLP was that I …

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 …