I went to KU for my undergrad, and I'm from the Kansas City area. While I'm not intimately familiar with the job prospects, I will say that there are a lot of Kansas grads working at places like Shook, Hardy and Bacon. While I'm certain they only take the cream of the crop, as they can recruit from higher ranked schools, you at least have a shot. I'm pretty sure they do OCI at KU Law as well. If you want to leave the KC market though, It might be tougher. KU took a pretty big hit in the rankings about 2 years ago. Clearly if you want to practice in KC, KU is a good school. Large alumni network, etc. However, the money isn't so hot in KC. I'm headed to Georgetown in the Fall (transfer) and I'm starting to think about firms I want to focus on for fall OCI. I've given some thought to SHB (I worked there during undergrad), but they only pay $105k, and the hours are substantially the same as the Chicago firms that pay $160. While $105 will go far in KC, it still won't go as far as $160 in Chicago will. The only "Advantage" of going to KU Law, assuming your in-state, is the absurdly low tuition. Lower loans will allow you more options when you graduate. I feel like I have to look for a $160k job because I'm going to have $120k in loans when I graduate. Anyway, good luck at KU. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!