The Borland Inn is the home for students interested in exploring their legal career options.
Professor Julie Cheslik
Professor Rafe Foreman
William P. Borland was born 1867 in Leavenworth, Kan., and moved to Kansas City in 1880 where he attended Central High School and studied law at the offices of Pratt, Ferry and Hagerman. He also studied law at the University of Michigan and earned an LL.B. in 1892.
Upon his return to Kansas City, he opened his own practice and was appointed claim agent of Wyandotte & Northern Railway. He was one of the original founders of the Kansas City School of Law and was elected as the first dean of the school and served as a vice president. He was a member of the municipal lobby in Jefferson City and secured the passage of reform legislation. In 1908, he was elected to the Board of Freeholders to draft a new city charter for Kansas City. Later that year, he was elected to Congress on the Democratic ticket and resigned as dean to focus on his duties in Washington, D.C., but he continued as a lecturer each fall. He authored a legal textbook, Law of Wills and Administration, which was the standard authority in Missouri schools.