10 Things Every Law Student Can Relate To

1) When you choose to binge watch “The Good Wife” instead of studying. 2) When you get called on in class but you’ve been on Buzzfeed for the last 15 minutes. 3) When you choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator. 4) When your professor uses the “lightning strike” method. 5) When you decide that watching “Law & …

Keeper of KU Law milestones celebrates one of her own

LaVerta Logan retiring after 19 years of supporting students After 19 years of service, the incomparable LaVerta Logan, assistant director of KU Law’s Career Services Office and 2013 KU Employee of the Year, is retiring. Logan is well known around Green Hall for her warm smile and cheerful demeanor, but it is perhaps the welcoming space she creates that resonates …

Your brain on law school

Before applying to law school, most people focus on when to take the LSAT, which law schools to visit, and what would be a good topic for their personal statement. No reasonable and prudent person would possibly consider the fact that his or her whole life is about to change. Right? As it turns out, legal training basically reboots your brain. …

Transplant finds ‘second family’ at KU Law

As I prepare to graduate this May, I have been looking back wistfully on my last four years at KU Law. My time has been split between the law school and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, as I’ve been simultaneously chipping away at a J.D. and an M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures—although the joke is …

Mock Trial introduces undergrads to courtroom careers

Law school may be a few years away, but some KU undergrads are building their oral advocacy skills and gaining courtroom experience before they even finish their bachelor’s degrees. The KU Mock Trial team competes in simulated courtroom trials, pitting their analysis and advocacy skills against teams from universities across the country. “At each competition you portray both sides in …

The ‘best bet to succeed:’ 2L and Navy Reservist supports KU’s student veterans

Army Specialist Spencer Duncan was serving in Afghanistan when his helicopter was shot down in 2011, killing him and 37 other U.S. troops and support personnel. Last month, 2L Derek Kandt, president of KU’s Student Veterans of America, helped honor Specialist Duncan’s memory by accepting a gift from the Spencer C. Duncan Make it Count Foundation. Duncan’s parents, former School …