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… Read More

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… Read More

A window into the policy process: Grant Treaster, L’15

Participating in Professor Jennifer Schmidt’s Public Policy Clinic convinced Grant Treaster of the value of gaining legal research and policy analysis skills in a hands-on learning environment. When enrollment opened for Professor Schmidt’s Legislative Clinic, Treaster took advantage… Read More

Advocating for individual rights through media law: Jessica Frederick, L’16

A self-described advocate, Jessica Frederick pursued law with the intent to help others. She found her niche with the Media Law Clinic and its focus on First Amendment and individual rights. Frederick was drawn to the clinic by… Read More

Building confidence through the Criminal Prosecution Clinic: Thomas (T.C.) Penland, L’15

As an aspiring prosecutor, the Criminal Prosecution Clinic was one of the factors that drew T.C. Penland to KU Law. “I knew about the clinic through the admissions process,” Penland said. “That was one of the things that… Read More

Speaking and listening: Bill Walberg & Kasper Schirer, L’15

Before he enrolled in the Legal Aid Clinic, Bill Walberg described his communication skills as “lacking.” “I had a terrible fear of public speaking,” he said. “My first oral argument I panicked and could barely get my argument… Read More

A ‘particularly meaningful’ experience: Kathleen Watson, L’16

When Kathleen Watson took Professor Craig Reaves’ Elder Law class, she found a passion for helping seniors address the legal challenges that accompany aging. That experience led her to pursue the Elder Law Certificate, which included an externship… Read More

Three clinics later, 3L flush with practical experience and more focused in job search

The University of Kansas School of Law provides students with 13 clinical opportunities. As a nontraditional law student, I find that the clinical opportunities are my favorite experiences at the law school. Over the past three years, I… Read More