Higher ed law offers ‘a little bit of everything’

Marissa Hotujac, L’20, reflects on her two-year fellowship with KU General Counsel As an attorney for a university, you get to work on a little bit of everything, says Marissa Hotujac, L’20. That includes “litigation, contracts, athletics, labor and employment, policies, First Amendment issues, student and Greek life matters, and so much more,” Hotujac said. “There’s always something new to …

Graduate Profile: Olivia Black, L’22

Student leader reflects on 6th Semester Program, hands-on experiences at KU Law For her final semester of law school, Olivia Black joined nine classmates in Washington, D.C. for the 6th Semester in D.C. Program. Developing friendships with her cohort and connecting with KU Law alumni in the D.C. area has created some of Black’s favorite law school memories, she said. …

Visiting Scholar Spotlight: Sardorbek Yusupov

Five questions with Sardorbek Yusupov, Visiting Scholar from Uzbekistan Sardorbek Yusupov, a legal scholar and law professor from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is a visiting scholar at the University of Kansas School of Law for the fall 2021 semester. Yusupov serves as an associate professor and head in the Department of Administrative and Financial Law at the Tashkent State University of Law, …

KU Law’s Free Bar Prep Program offers simulated bar exam

For law graduates, passing the bar examination is the final hurdle to clear before starting a legal career. In almost all jurisdictions, the two-day, timed test includes six hours of writing and 200 multiple-choice questions administered under strict conditions. This summer, KU Law students got a practice run of those conditions during an in-person simulated bar exam at Green Hall. …

Hands-On Learning Q&A: Audrey Nelson, Project for Innocence

Applying classroom learning to real clients and their cases Third-year law student Audrey Nelson knew she was passionate about public defense work before enrolling in the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies at the University of Kansas School of Law. During two semesters working with the clinic in 2020-21, Nelson was able to gain hands-on experience and …