Category: Practical Experience

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Getting involved at KU Law

KU Law affords students countless opportunities to tailor a legal education to meet your personality. Combined with a smaller to mid-sized student body and comparable to other reputable law schools, students receive the individualized attention foundational to a …

From summer associate to softball player

My first day at my internship with Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch this summer started out perfectly. We met all the attorneys over bagels, we were set up with keys and parking passes, and we were taken to …