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UMKC Law Launches Professor’s New, Improved “Famous Trials” Website

Famous Trials” first appeared on the Web in 1995, making the website older than about 99.96% of all websites. In 2016, the site seemed to be showing its age. Famous Trials 2.0 debuts today, February 14, 2017, with a cleaner look, additional video and audio clips, revised trial accounts, and new features that should improve navigation around the site. You can find the new homepage here. (For the foreseeable future, the old homepage will remain up and provide links to materials at the new site.)

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UMKC Law Hosts ABA Client Counseling Competition

On Saturday, February 4, the law school hosted the regionals for the ABA Client Counseling Competition. Under the direction of Professor Meg Reuter, and the assistance of Cara McLaughlin and Sara Holdmeyer of Bryan Cave, UMKC Law students went up against ten other teams from all over the country.

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UMKC Law Professor Speaks at National Institutes

UMKC Law boasts professors who engage inside and outside of the classroom. Professor Christopher Hoyt has recently made presentations at two national institutes in January 2017 and will continue with speaking engagements in the spring and summer.

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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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