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At UMKC School of Law, our Juris Doctor (JD) program is designed to prepare well-rounded lawyers – lawyers that appreciate the relationships among legal, social and political aspects of the human experience.

Our curriculum and teaching methods are designed to prepare you for a lifetime of both practicing and learning law. We live by our motto of being powered by experience, and we ensure that you will not only learn about the law from faculty with a wealth of professional experience, but that you will also have an opportunity for hands-on experiences. There are many opportunities to put your knowledge into practice through classes such as lawyering skills, mediation or law practice management as well as our specialty clinics, competition teams, and solo and small firm incubator. You may also focus your education through one of our emphasis areas.