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Celebrating 25 Years of Service to CLE

Evelyn Kucherovsky recently celebrated 25 years of service to the University of Missouri, the law school, and working with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program.

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UMKC Law is One of the Best Schools for Bar Exam Preparation

UMKC School of Law was recognized by The National Jurist as one of the best schools in the nation for bar exam preparation. This is the second time The National Jurist has recognized UMKC’s efficient method of preparing the students for the bar exam since 2015.

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Professor Tony Luppino Awarded UM System Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

Tony Luppino, UMKC Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law and Director of the Law School’s Entrepreneurship Programs  was recognized with the first UM System Entrepreneurship Education of the Year award on Friday, Feb. 3, during the inaugural UM System Entrepreneurial Educators Summit in Columbia, MO.  The award recognizes his distinguished activity in developing and nurturing entrepreneurs.

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Don't Miss The Big Event: Masquerade Party

Find your mask and wear it well; so your true identity, none can tell. Join us for The Big Event: Masquerade Party on Saturday, February 25 at the Hilton President Hotel. Festivities will go from 6-10 p.m. Phantom of the Opera cocktail attire is encouraged. Pick up your masks before curtain call!

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Welcome to the UMKC School of Law website. We appreciate your interest in our school, and I hope you will use this site as an opportunity to become acquainted with our outstanding faculty, staff, students and program.

At UMKC, we are powered by experience. From our faculty who teach from a breadth of real-world experience to the hands-on practical training you’ll experience as a student, we are committed to providing a legal education that prepares students for a fulfilling career. With our reasonable cost, the strong job placement of our graduate and our outstanding bar passage rates, UMKC's value is undeniable. We are an inclusive, student-centered law school where faculty and students works together in a supportive environment. Our faculty, with more practice experience than at most schools, are productive scholars and dedicated teachers. We pride ourselves in integrating high-level theory with practical skills to educate lawyers who develop a sense of professionalism and judgment and who are excellent problem solvers, able to well serve their clients and communities.

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UMKC School of Law is the urban law school of the University of Missouri system and provides its students with a comprehensive, affordable legal education comprised of a personalized admissions process, collaboration with supportive faculty, real-world opportunities in a vibrant city, and tools and skills to experience professional success.

The law school is located at the edge of the Volker Campus in the heart of Kansas City. The facilities include two modern, state-of-the-art courtrooms (one with an innovative viewing theater) and faculty suites with student offices and carrels to encourage faculty-student interaction. Our extensive library collection meets the research and information needs of students and the greater legal community.

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law is a public law school founded in 1895 as the Kansas City School of Law, a private, independent law school located in downtown Kansas City. Three young lawyers – William Borland, Edward Ellison and Elmer Powell – founded the law school with assistance from members of the bench and bar.

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Entering students: 122
Full-time: 113
Part-time: 9
Median LSAT: 152
Median GPA: 3.39
Male to Female ratio: 55/45%
Enrolled Minorities: 20% (self-identifying)
Average age: 26
State of residence other than Missouri or Kansas: California, Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

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Leon E. Bloch Law Library