Category: Student Life

Seven things I wish I knew before law school

As a first–generation law student, my only knowledge on law school stemmed from movies and my favorite show, How to Get Away With Murder. I was hit with a strikingly different experience as soon as I walked into …

How to survive law school in 2020

A global pandemic and statewide shutdowns and contested elections, oh my! In true 2020 fashion, this semester has been a whirlwind and brought with it lots of uncertainty. We have all made adjustments and if you are like …

Finding balance in law school

At each stage of life, we are tasked with the challenge of finding balance. As children, we are taught to balance time spent playing video games with time spent outside getting fresh air. In college, we must learn …

6th Semester in D.C. experience was ‘invaluable’ to professional career

Participating in the 6th Semester in D.C. program turned out to be the best part of law school, and I hadn’t even considered doing it until my 3L year. Going into my final year at Green Hall, I …

How to stay connected with your classmates in the era of social distancing

Stephen King may have been an undercover law student at some point, and was talking about law students when he exclaimed, “If we don’t have each other, we go crazy with loneliness. When we do, we go crazy …

KU Law welcomes largest class of LEAD students this fall

The University of Kansas School of Law welcomed 15 students from the LEAD Program this fall, making it the largest class of LEAD students since the program launched in 2013. The Legal Education Accelerated Degree (LEAD) Program gives …

How to manage stress in law school

Law school can be frightening because of all the unknowns, especially in these strange times. The material is challenging — and it can be hard or nearly impossible — to fully understand everything in the course of a …

Living With The Bluebook: 4 Quick Tips

The story of Sisyphus is a Greek myth, one that concludes with Zeus condemning Sisyphus to Tartarus and forcing him to push a boulder to the top of a hill. No matter how many times Sisyphus brings the …

Graduate Profile: Brett Sitts, L’20

Active student took on law school with an open mind For students considering law school, Brett Sitts has this advice: “Keep an open mind and stay true to yourself.” That’s how Sitts, who graduated from the University of …

Graduate Profile: TJ Blake, L’20

TJ Blake, L’20 Student succeeds with engagement outside the classroom TJ Blake took a tireless approach to law school. From spending late nights preparing for moot court competitions to serving as managing editor for the Kansas Law Review, …