Legal Education Accelerated Degree (LEAD) Program

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Why Be a LEADer?

The Legal Education Accelerated Degree (LEAD) Program is an innovative program where KU students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences can earn both a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctorate degree in six years instead of seven. As a KU LEAD Program student, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Save a year of undergraduate tuition through this accelerated pathway
  • Receive guaranteed admission to KU Law upon meeting assured admission criteria
  • Build your law school support network before you start by connecting with KU law professors and students during your time as an undergraduate student
  • Prepare for your career through guided experiences offered by the School of Law, such as visiting the Kansas Supreme Court, observing trial courts, and exploring private law firms
  • Access to specialized internship opportunities

Newly admitted KU students for the Fall 2024 semester should submit an application via the link below no later than May 1, 2024 to be considered for admission.