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National Jurist Rates UMKC Law A- in Trial Advocacy

Show Me Challenge Champions - Washburn University School of Law

In the spring 2016 issues of the National Jurist, UMKC School of Law was ranked #12 on the Best Schools for Practical Skills Training and later rated an A- in Trial Advocacy. UMKC Law’s advocacy program continues to grow each year, and the Show Me Challenge has become a nationally respected and successful part of the program. In addition, Trial Advocacy students have been led to many tournament victories throughout the past few years.

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ABA Law Student Division Recognizes 3L Student with Gold Key Award

­glasgow2Each year, the American Bar Association Law Student Division recognizes exceptional individuals on their board. Jordan Glasgow, third year law student at UMKC School of Law, was awarded the Gold Key Award for her high degree of service, dedication and leadership to the Division.

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UMKC Law Ranks 12th in the Nation in The National Jurist’s “Best Schools for Practical Training”


Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 3.57.21 PMEach year, The National Jurist publishes its list for “Best Law Schools for Practical Training.” This year, UMKC School of Law came in the 12th spot of the top 25 law schools.

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Join us for the 20th Annual Professor Bob Downs Scholarship Golf Tournament - May 6, 2016

Don’t miss the 20th Annual Professor Bob Downs Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, May 6th at Tiffany Springs Golf Club. Sponsorships are still available and registration is $125 per golfer and includes a tournament t-shirt, cart and greens fees. Complimentary beverages and lunch will also be provided. Your law firm can participate in the Law Firm Challenge, with the grand prize of the coveted traveling trophy. Questions? Contact Cary Powers at powerscl@umkc.edu or 816-235-5361.

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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: 140
Full-time: 135
Part-time: 5
Mean LSAT: 152
Mean GPA: 3.27
Male to Female ratio: 56/44%
Enrolled Minorities: 16% (self-identifying)
Average age: 26
State of residence other than Missouri or Kansas: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Virginia

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