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Valeria Carbajal: Why I went to law school

I’m in the last semester of my 3L year, and it just doesn’t feel real. I refuse to believe that it’s been almost three years since I sat at Green Hall watching one friend draw a cow on …

Maybe the real treasure was the friends we made along the way

As a 3L in my final semester, it seems only appropriate that I use my time on this platform to get unabashedly sentimental about my law school experience. My dear friend, Ellen Bertels, has already taken the time to …

A law student’s guide to Lawrence

It’s hard to believe that I am now in my final semester of law school. The last three years have gone by faster than I could have ever imagined! As I reflect on my time living in Lawrence, I wanted …

Jan Sheldon retires after 44 years at KU

Jan Sheldon, L’77, has advocated for people with disabilities and at-risk youth for more than four decades through research, teaching and service. Sheldon retired in December after a 44-year tenure at the University of Kansas. “It’s been a …

Leading cities through crisis

Alumni mayors apply legal training to public service From the early days of the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Jennifer Ananda knew everyone in Lawrence, Kansas would need to work together. The coordinated response started with …

Access to Justice organizations respond to pandemic

KU Law alumni address increased legal needs of low-income Americans Legal aid organizations across the nation provided legal assistance to low-income individuals and promoted equal access to justice throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizations continued to provide legal …

Navigating public health policy

Alumni step up to minimize the spread of COVID-19 University of Kansas School of Law alumni are navigating public health policy in their workplaces to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and direct their teams toward …

KU Law adapts to a pandemic

Changes to instruction, summer experiences and operations Over a few weeks in March, colleges and universities across the country moved their classes, students, faculty – everything – from on-campus to online. It was the beginning of a shift …

From Green Hall to City Hall

Mayor Quinton Lucas balances roles as law lecturer and Kansas City leader during pandemic This spring, students at the University of Kansas School of Law had the unique opportunity to learn Local Government Law from the current mayor …

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 …