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Bradley Thomas

Bradley Thomas

1L  |  Kansas City, KS  |  University of Colorado  |  brad.w.thomas@ku.edu

Hello! First let me welcome you to the University of Kansas School of Law.  My name is Bradley Thomas, and I am a 1L from Kansas City, Kan. I received a bachelor’s in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder.  I also recently completed a master’s in business administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, focusing on finance.

I am what is generally referred to as a nontraditional student. After graduating from CU in 2006, I worked for various chemistry and biology companies throughout the Kansas City metro area. After a significant amount of debate, I decided to leave a job that I loved at Children’s Mercy Hospital to attend KU Law. Although I still miss the bench work, I do not regret my choice at all.

After applying to seven law schools, KU made the final decision easy. Every interaction I had with the faculty, students and administration was so far beyond my expectations that it felt like a conversation with family, instead of the decathlon-like run-around I experienced elsewhere. The academic reputation of KU and the quality of the practical experiences simply sealed the decision.

Like all first-year law students, I am still a work in progress, but the environment in Green Hall and the communal support of the faculty and student body continually remind me that KU Law was the best choice I could have made.

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks used at U.S. law schools
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 28 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,300+ alumni live in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries
  • Routinely ranked a “best value” law school
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 26th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 23rd nationally among public law schools. “When Lawyers Do the Grading,”
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • 37th: for number of law graduates who are partners at nation’s largest law firms