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Professor William Black Draws over a Million Views Online

tedtalkJoining the ranks of such speakers as Amy Cuddy, Sir Ken Robinson, and Elizabeth Gilbert, one UMKC professor adds his voice to the TED global community. And, having reached over one million views, this educator has recently been elevated to Senior Talk Status.

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Last Chance to Take Part in This Year’s Annual Fund

umkclawnewsThe Law Foundation’s Annual Fund campaign ends on June 30th, meaning that now is the time to show your support for the School of Law, its programs, and its accomplishments. Giving to this fund is a way of being a part of innovative, forward-thinking law community that is committed to providing its students with the practical training and opportunities necessary to succeed in their field.

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Federal and State Court Judges to Present at Upcoming CLE Event

Now’s the time to receive CLE credit before the end-of-the-month deadline. UMKC’s School of Law is hosting an event exploring Federal Mediation in law and practice on Tuesday, June 23rd. The day will include presentations by noted court judges and individuals involved in mediation programs, including Robert E. Larsen, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Missouri.

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Now is the time to earn your CLE credits with UMKC CLE’s “The Time is Now!” series lineup. With locations in Overland Park, Kansas City and St. Louis and webcasting, it is easier than ever to get what you need all at once. Each hour is $45 with a max fee of $345 for as many hours as you would like to obtain in the series.

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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: 172
Full-time: 164
Part-time: 8
Mean LSAT: 152
Mean GPA: 3.26
Male to Female ratio: 53/47%
Enrolled Minorities: 16% (self-identifying)
Average age: 26
State of residence other than Missouri or Kansas: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington D.C.

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