The Powell Inn is the home for students interested legal issues in international law.
Professor/Associate Dean Barbara Glesner-Fines
Elmer Powell was one of the original founders of the Kansas City School of Law and served as secretary and treasurer before becoming dean of the school. In 1904, he was named assessor and collector for the city water department. During his tenure, he reorganized the water department and fought for cheaper water rates. In 1928, he went to London to study the famous Inns of Court and British legal system.
When he returned, he lectured on English and European courts. He served as president of the Kansas City Bar Association from 1915-16. He was a federal referee in bankruptcy during the 1920s and Special Master in Chancery in the 5th Federal District.