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Lydia Dagenais

Director of Law School Admissions


Lydia Dagenais joined the UMKC Law admissions team in August 2013. Previously, she worked in admissions at the undergraduate level as the Associate Director of Admission at Haverford College as well as the Associate Dean of Admissions at Swarthmore College, both small liberal arts colleges outside of Philadelphia. Lydia received her B.A. in French and Sociology from Haverford College, during which time she studied abroad in Strasbourg, France. She went on to earn her M.S.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on access, diversity, and inclusion. Having grown up in Kansas City, Lydia is thrilled to be back in her hometown and working to bring the next generation of legal professionals to UMKC.

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Brieanne Hilton

Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator


Brieanne Hilton joined the UMKC Law admissions team in October 2009. She earned a J.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2009, where she was the Senior Managing Editor of The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice and a recipient of the Boyd Service Award. Prior to that, she received a B.A. in English and History from Northwestern University. She is the author of “The ‘Lost Boys’ of Polygamy: Is Emancipation the Answer?”, published in The Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice in Fall 2008.

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Lauren Butler

Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator





Lauren Massey joined the UMKC Law admissions team in November 2012. Lauren grew up in the Kansas City area. She attended the University of Missouri and earned a Master’s in Education in Educational Leadership. Her focus was on students in higher and continuing education. Prior to that, she received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Kansas.


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