Category: Practical Experience

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

Student with designs on fashion law gets crash course (and a handbag) at summer institute in NYC

On Memorial Day, I piled out of a taxi in Brooklyn. It was the quintessential “20-something girl from the Midwest heads off to New York” opening scene to a movie — I dragged my huge suitcase up the… Read More

Report gauges frequency, value of law school experiential learning opportunities

A report about law school experiential learning was released last week by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) and the NALP Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to research about legal careers. The 2010 Survey of Law School Experiential… Read More

Working for a student publication is worth the effort

The Kansas Law Review and Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy offer KU Law students a unique opportunity to serve as editors on a publication. Law reviews and journals are unique from many other academic or scientific… Read More

Practical matters: clinic participation and legal experience

I’ll admit it: Walking into law school, I was pretty sure that every lawsuit consisted of attending depositions with former exercise instructors and discovering crucial evidence by examining an individual’s shoes (“Legally Blonde,” anyone?). I showed up for… Read More