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UMKC Law Declares 2016 as the Year of Technology

yearoftechRay Kurzweil, author of The Singularity is Near, futurist, and innovator, states that, “By 2050, the average desktop machine will have more processing power than all of humanity combined.” Kurzweil poses a question for the legal industry: how do we keep up with emerging technology? Better yet, how will lawyers use technology to take the legal profession into the 21st century? We invite you to join UMKC School of Law as we declare 2016 as the Year of Technology and show you how we will train the lawyers of tomorrow.

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Dr. Troy Nash named in Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Fame Issue

nashTo say Dr. Troy Nash is a well-accomplished member of the Kansas City community is an understatement. Since graduating from UMKC School of Law in 1997, Nash has gone on to serve on numerous civic and social boards, create public/private real estate and economic development partnerships in communities, and serve as the vice president and director of public sector consulting at Kansas City’s Newmark Grubb Zimmer. Nash has made a name for himself and Midwest Real Estate News recognized his accomplishments in its latest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame issue.

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1992 UMKC Law Alumnus Appointed as Associate Circuit Judge

timflook2On December 21, 2015, Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Timothy J. Flook, a UMKC School of Law grad of 1992, as Associate Circuit Judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Clay County. Flook will take up a newly created position on the associate circuit bench. Flook was one of three nominees for this judgeship submitted to Gov. Nixon by the Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission under the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan. Flook’s investiture ceremony will take place at the Rooney Justice Center, January 22, 2016 at 3:00 p.m..

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Join Us for the Mavericks Game on February 12

Join us for a Night at the Missouri Mavericks Friday, February 12, 2016. The evening will start at 5:15 pm with barbecue and beverages at the Law Offices of White Graham Buckley & Carr and continue at 7:00 pm with the Mavericks Game at the Independence Event Center. Tickets are just $30 and include Jack Stack BBQ and beverages.

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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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