Rural Legal Practice Initiative
Nearly one-third of Kansas’ 3 million citizens live in rural communities, communities which are too often under-served by legal practices. The Rural Legal Practice Initiative: A Collaboration Between Washburn University School of Law and Kansas State University is for select Kansas State declared pre-law students who are interested in addressing the need for quality legal services in the state’s rural communities and in the practice of law. The Kansas Farm Bureau is also collaborator in this initiative to help it reach across Kansas.
Participants will gain knowledge and insight concerning the varied legal practice required of rural practitioners as well as develop an understanding of concepts and information needed to successfully complete law school. For more information, view the official flyer for the Rural Legal Practice Initiative.
Kansas State students with an interest in the program must:
- Declare the Pre-Law major at the time they apply for the program
- Be a second-semester K-State sophomore
- Have a GPA of 3.2 or higher
Students who successfully complete a required number of co-curricular enrichment activities earn a recognition certificate.
Transition to law school
Students will work alongside Washburn Law faculty and staff as well as law practitioners. Program participants are not guaranteed admission to Washburn University School of Law, although applications are welcome.