LEAD Program Structure

Each year students in the LEAD Program will participate in experiences designed to introduce you to various pathways in the legal field and to become familiar with the practice of law. You'll also begin to build relationships in KU Law and with practicing attorneys. 

Freshman Year

LEAD students participate in off-campus activities curated to introduce you to the practice of law and law school. Activities may include:

  • A Kansas Supreme Court tour and discussion with a justice of the court
  • A trial court tour and discussion with a judge of the court
  • A private practice law firm tour in Kansas City and discussion with partners and associates in the firm
  • A government practice tour and a discussion with attorneys in that practice

Sophomore Year

KU Law faculty facilitate volunteer experiences with legal-based organizations for LEAD students during the fall term.

In the spring, you'll have the opportunity to begin preparing for the LSAT through a course offered specifically for LEAD students. 

Junior Year

Prep for your first semester in KU Law and begin connecting with law faculty in the course HNRS 492: Intro to American Legal Systems. 

At the conclusion of your junior year, the law school hosts a recognition ceremony for juniors (and their families) who are "stepping up" to KU Law the next academic year.