The UMKC Law School is proud to publish The Urban Lawyer, an American Bar Association (ABA) law journal. The Urban Lawyer is published quarterly by the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law with UMKC Law faculty members as its editors and UMKC law students as its staff members. In its 46th year of publication, The Urban Lawyer, has been housed at UMKC School of Law for its entire existence. Truly one of the “crown jewels” of ABA law journals, The Urban Lawyer has an extremely large circulation for a law journal of any type: a hard-copy distribution or circulation of nearly 6,000, and an additional nearly 3,000 online subscribers.
The Urban Lawyer is a subject-matter specialty journal; the subject matter is broadly defined as those legal and policy issues relevant to state and local government law. Thus The Urban Lawyer focuses on topics and issues relevant to cities and states including land use and development, public education, state and local government law and ethics, constitutional law, real estate development, and environmental law. We are proud to be the journal of choice for professors and policy makers in the areas of land use and regulation, state and local government, urban planning, urban affairs, public education, public finance and a myriad of other issues relevant to state and local government law.