UMKC School of Law

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The UMKC School of Law has highly motivated, academically talented students and an educational program that produces “practice ready” attorneys. Through a competitive admissions program and a variety of educational tracks, clinics, mentoring programs and other developmental approaches, UMKC produces professionals who are not only well-educated in legal theory but also experienced in law practice procedures.

We invite you to use the Career Services Office to access this exceptional pool of talent for your organization’s needs. We provided free job postings though Symplicity, on-campus interviews and other recruiting opportunities throughout the year to help you find the right fit.

Law clerks
Postings for law clerk openings can be submitted at any time through Symplicity. Second- and third-year students may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and full time during the summer. Student can also work following their first year of law school.

New associates
Several services are available to assist you in hiring recently graduated attorneys, including the fall and spring campus interview program. In addition, you are always welcome to conduct interviews at the law school throughout the year. You may post your job listing on Symplicity and let students contact you directly, or our staff can collect résumés of interested students and forward them to you.

Lateral hires
Free legal job listings are maintained through Symplicity. This is an excellent way to receive résumés from experienced as well as new attorneys. We can also post your job listing as a blind ad and collect résumés to forward to you.


Law Student Employment Policy: American Bar Association standards provide that a student may not work in excess of 20 hours per week while attending a law school on a full-time basis (13 or more credit hours per semester). This restriction also applies during the summer if the student is enrolled for summer session in five or more credit hours. Students enrolled in their first year of law study are strongly encouraged to refrain from outside employment.

Non-Discrimination Policy: In accordance with Section 6-3 of the Bylaws of the Association of American Law Schools and Standard 211(d) of the American Bar Association, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its students and graduates, commensurate with their abilities and not limited by invidious discrimination, including discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, handicap, disability, sexual orientation, or any basis forbidden by applicable law or university regulation. Each employer must confirm that its standards and procedures are consistent with this policy by accepting the policy affirmation.

Military Recruitment Policy: The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (UMKC Law) is committed to its policy against discrimination. The military’s hiring practices are inconsistent with the School’s non-discrimination policy and the AALS bylaws. Because Congress enacted the Solomon Amendment, the Law School allows military recruitment on Campus. However, the Law School remains committed to the policy of non-discrimination.

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UMKC School of Law | 500 East 52nd St. | Kansas City, MO 64110-2458
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