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UMKC Law First to Offer Abandoned Properties Clinic

UMKC School of Law strives to provide experiential learning opportunities that will carry students into their careers. In the new Abandoned Property Clinic, instated in Fall 2015, David White, an Adjunct Professor at UMKC Law and an attorney at Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer, P.C., teaches a small group of students how to free up abandoned properties for use.

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UMKC Law Hosts Hack Kansas City!

IMG_1845 (1)On June 4 and 5, developers, government employees, students, designers, and community members collaborated for Hack Kansas City, the local version of the National Day of Civic Hacking. Sponsored by Code for America Brigade, KC Digital Drive and UMKC School of Law, Hack Kansas City enabled teams to address specific problems associated with their civic applications and tools.

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UMKC Law Students Compete in Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

From May 22-27, 2016, two UMKC School of Law students, Chriska François and Joli Patel, competed in the 21st Annual Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. at the American University College of Law. The competition trains students how to use the Inter-American human rights legal system to redress human rights violations. Althoug the team did not advance, François was awarded Best Oralist in the State in English.

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Join us for the Inaugural En Banc Event on August 4 at Boulevard Brewery

In partnership with the UMKC Law Young Alumni Committee, Krause & Kinsman Law Firm invite you to reconnect with your fellow colleagues and classmates at En Banc on Thursday, August 4 at Boulevard Brewery from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. The classes from 2011-2016 are invited to join us! No RSVP is required.

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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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