Category: Practical Experience

A glimpse into the high-stress world of Planet OCS: from Marine to law student

No joke, stepping off that bus was like stepping into another dimension. Behind you was the world you knew: you were familiar with this world, you had a pretty good idea how it worked and you thought you… Read More

No sleeping on the job: Courtroom testimony provides pivotal personal moment for law student

Did you know that a billionaire is secretly building a small town near Paonia, Colo., called Bear Creek? You can’t drive up and look at it. There is a gate that you won’t get past without proper identification…. Read More

Student whistling new tune after summer internship at big law firm

I never planned on working at a law firm. I started law school not knowing if I even wanted to be a lawyer. I didn’t know any attorneys growing up, and I was considerably unfamiliar with the practice… Read More

Boom! This is not a drill

Today, I’m sitting behind a desk in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, trying to think of a good way to tell a partner that I can’t find the answer to his question. This time a year ago I was in… Read More

From Pig to Pet: A Tale of Local Lawmaking

The City Commission members were shuffling papers and whispering to each other. The mayor cleared his throat and positioned his microphone; the murmur filling the crowded room drew to a hush as a man dressed in a fedora… Read More

Practice makes perfect: recent moot court successes highlight importance of courtroom skills

From left, Joshua Hawley, Jill Moenius, Glen Norton, Eddie Penner and James Layton. Nathan Lindsey and Chris Omlid. You might have heard about the recent successes of the KU Law Moot Court Council in big time competitions. Third-year… Read More

Wrongfully convicted civil rights activist, exiled 40 years, speaks to Innocence Project students

Alyssa Boone (second from left) is pictured with Frederick Umoja, his daughter, and Project for Innocence staff, attorney Alice White and clinical associate professor Elizabeth Cateforis. Law professors are fond of telling their students not to “lose sight… Read More

Poor lawyer? A 3L finds challenges, rewards in public interest law

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” It is for this reason that I love to work in public interest law. As a 3L… Read More

Video game gladiators spark interest in media law

Greetings! I wanted to share my experience in a place far from the middle of the United States that has helped guide my legal path. As an undergrad, I was fortunate enough to visit Seoul, Korea, where I… Read More

Fundraiser to advance PILS mission to help students pursue public interest careers

The KU Public Interest Law Society (PILS) will host its 8th annual Casino Night fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to benefit PILS and KU Endowment. This year’s event at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940… Read More