Category: Practical Experience

Student Spotlight: Omar Husain cultivates legal relationships

To say that Omar Husain is “busy” is an understatement. Husain is a KU Law Student Ambassador, vice president of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, secretary of the Environmental Law Society, a research assistant for Professor Andrew Torrance and a student representative for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …