Tag: academics

International Degree Programs: Students from around the world

Degree programs aimed at international students produce scholars, teachers Since KU Law’s Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) program launched in 2007, 34 students from 17 countries have earned the terminal degree in law. Designed for students interested in …

101 things to know before coming to law school

First Generation Professionals seeks to promote a positive atmosphere at the University of Kansas School of Law for law students who are first generation college students or first-generation law students. Our objectives are to build community among aspiring …

Tips from a departing 3L

With graduation just a few months away, 3L Sophia Dinkel took a break from post-law school planning to offer words of wisdom to future Jayhawk lawyers-in-training.  As a 3L departing from law school in May, here are a …

Building cultural bridges and living in peaceful coexistence

I earned my undergraduate degree in Medinah, the second  most sacred city for Muslims after Makkah. Some of the classes I took in my undergraduate studies included Is­lamic jurisprudence in several schools in Islam, principles of jurisprudence, Islamic …

El Paso native finds her niche at KU Law

Challenging coursework, enriching leadership experiences, practical learning opportunities recipe for graduate’s success Sylvia Hernandez is the first to note that her transition to law school wasn’t an easy one. Moving from El Paso, Texas, to Lawrence required a …

Business owner, student, mom

Graduate’s student experience enriched by expanding roles Some babies are rocked to sleep with lullabies. Taylor Ray’s daughter Emma was lulled into slumber with voice recordings of Professor Webb Hecker’s Mergers and Acquisitions lectures. In the midst of …

A tumultuous, but rewarding, time to be an attorney

The late Jeremy Bentham once said, “The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.” The truth in Bentham’s words became apparent almost immediately after I started my classes at KU Law. One of the …

Top Five Law School Myths

Myth # 1: You won’t have time to have a social life in law school. While I spent more time in the law library this year than I ever thought possible, I’ve still had plenty of time for …

Law school no exception to ‘practice makes perfect’ mantra

Over the last three years, I’ve noticed striking similarities between playing sports and being a law student. Both activities require lots of time and dedication. To excel in either, you must learn the game, discover your strengths and …