NEW! Travel Stipends
The University of Kansas School of Law supports your career goals, no matter where they take you. In the past, we have organized Traveling On-Campus Interviews (OCIs) so students could interview with employers in popular markets like Denver and Dallas. Because planning large-scale traveling events is still difficult, we are unable to offer Traveling OCIs this July. Nevertheless, it remains our priority to support student job searches wherever they lead. 

Therefore, we have made Travel Stipend funding available to cover job-search related travel for current students. Qualifying activities include:

  • Travel and lodging for career fairs;
  • Travel to confirmed out-of-state job interviews; and
  • Mileage reimbursement for in-state interview activities 75+ miles round trip

If you’d like to apply for a travel stipend, please complete and submit the travel stipend application as early as possible when planning your travel. Requests will be reviewed when they are received, and determinations will be made as quickly as possible. 

If you have specific questions, please reach out to the Career Services Office. We hope this program will make following your dreams just a little easier.

Heather Spielmaker
Assistant Dean
**Heather is looking forward to some awesome scuba diving in Cancun over the holiday.

Stacey Blakeman
**Stacey is adding titles to her to-read list and going on (slow) runs.

Meredith Wiggins
Assistant Director
**Meredith is eagerly awaiting season 2 of "Love, Victor," and riding the high of estate sale season.
Career Fairs
Below are some career fairs which qualify for travel stipends (this year they are virtual, but they will be in person in the future). The CSO will also pay your registration fees.
If there are other career fairs you would like to attend which are not included below, contact the CSO.

*1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls
  • July 28-30, 2021 (Virtual)
  • Largest LGBTQ+ legal conference in the country.
  • 150 law firms, nonprofits, and government agencies participate.
  • Suggested registration deadline: July 2. If you miss this deadline, contact the CSO.
  • To register, you must first be a member of the LGBT Bar. Email Stacey to coordinate.

*Rising 2Ls, rising 3Ls
  • Saturday, August 7, 2021, 8:30-4:30 (Virtual)
  • Primary purpose is to increase the participation of under-represented groups in the practice of law in Kansas City.
  • Inclusion of diversity in its many facets, including, without limitation, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age and veteran status, enriches the legal profession.
  • July 1: Student registration deadline. No student registration fee.
  • Register here. You will receive (1) an email to verify your email address. Verify your email, but DO NOT TRY TO LOG IN until you receive (2) an email saying your account has been approved with a link to set up your password.
  • July 9: Student bidding deadline.

*1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls
  • October 21-23, 2021 (Virtual)
  • Largest national public interest legal career fair 
  • More than 200 public interest employers and more than 1,400 law students from over 150 law schools.
  • Offers table talks to informally speak with employers.
  • August 11: Student registration opens.
  • Student registration fee is $25. Students will select "Law school fee waiver" option when registering so KU Law gets invoiced.
  • September 13: Deadline to apply for pre-scheduled interviews.
  • September 13-24: Employer Application Review & Interview Selections 
  • September 24- October 4: Pre-Scheduled Interview Sign-Up Begins