Kenneth D. Ferguson
Associate Professor of Law
Kenneth Ferguson earned his J.D. from O.W. Coburn Law School at Oral Roberts University in 1986. Before joining the law faculty in 1992, Ferguson worked as a law clerk for Chief Judge Dennis Stewart of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri. Later he practiced at Shughart, Thomson and Kilroy in Kansas City, Mo., specializing in bankruptcy litigation and corporate law.
Professor Ferguson instituted UMKC Law School’s inaugural Sports Law Symposium that featured NCAA’s president, Myles Brand, and New York Times columnist and author, William Rhoden. He is nationally recognized for his work with USA Track and Field, the national governing body for the United States Olympic track and field program. He was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for USATF. He also served on the President for the Missouri Valley Association, the local affiliate of USATF. Professor Ferguson has served on the board of directors for the Palestine Economic Development Corporation (PEDC), an enhanced living senior housing project. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Swope Park Health Center for 17 years and helped the center become a national model for inner city health service delivery and urban economic revitalization.
Professor Ferguson teaches the courses Contracts and Commercial Transactions, Secured Transactions, Debtors’ and Creditors’ Rights, Sports Law and Entertainment Law.
Professor Ferguson most recent article, Achieving Gender Equity Under Title IX for Girls From Minority, Urban, Rural, and Economically Disadvantaged Communities, has been accepted for publication in Spring 2014 edition of Marquette Sports Law Review.
Areas of expertise
Contracts, sports law, entertainment law, bankruptcy