Category: Student Life

1L thankful for friends, librarians and theater-worthy hypotheticals

My first semester at KU Law is winding down and Thanksgiving break is this week. During my time as an undergraduate, Thanksgiving was a break from school and work. In law school, all my 2Ls and 3L friends… Read More

From weekend competitors to Jayhawk lawyers-in-training

Mock trial prepares undergraduates for law school KU Law provides ample opportunities for students to gain hands-on courtroom experience, but for some future Jayhawk lawyers, the training began long before stepping foot in Green Hall. KU is home… Read More

Early to law school and loving it

First impressions from an accelerated degree student I am about halfway into my first semester of law school and I can say, without hesitation, that I’ve gotten myself into the most fulfilling, outrageous, exhausting, formative, wonderful journey of… Read More

Rural practice prospects? Legendary

Student finds opportunity, community and special history in Dodge City I recently spent two days in Dodge City, Kansas, attending the 2016 Southwest Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting. (That’s me, second from left in the photo.) The trip… Read More

Speaking surzhik and eating borsch

Dual degree candidate studies international trade in the breadbasket of Europe As a JD/MA candidate in Russian, East European, Eurasian Studies and Law I’ve long had an interest in Eastern Europe, but it wasn’t until I studied international… Read More

An education 16 years in the making

Tom Meier, L’16 Tom Meier took more than a few twists and turns on his path to graduation, but today he will earn his law degree after a 16-year journey. Originally from Indiana, Lt. Col. Meier, who retired… Read More

Lens on the law

Bradley Thomas, L’16 Bradley Thomas brings a scientist’s reason and an artist’s creativity to the study of law. The former research scientist holds an undergraduate degree in molecular biology, but he’s as comfortable behind a camera lens as… Read More

‘A one-woman machine’

Ashley Akers, L’16 Wyoming native Ashley Akers knew she had found her home away from home the first time she visited Green Hall. “The town was great, the school was welcoming, and the price was right,” Akers said…. Read More

A new calling

Bryce Langford, L’16 For Bryce Langford, pursuing a law degree meant giving up the family business. “I worked as a pastor for eight years,” Langford said. “My wife’s parents and my parents and grandparents were pastors. For us… Read More

Sisters in law

Jacque Patton & Grecia Perez, L’16 For many, the friendships born in Green Hall last long past graduation. But some students gain more than study partners, becoming roommates, colleagues and lifelong friends. Class of 2016 members Jacque Patton… Read More