To prepare students to practice law with the competencies needed to integrate academic theory and practical skills to become expert problem-solvers and trusted advisors who serve their clients and their communities in the interests of justice; to provide expertise to benefit our many constituencies through scholarship and engagement, and to increase access to justice through research and service to our community.
UMKC School of Law is the urban law school of the University of Missouri System and provides its students with a comprehensive, affordable legal education comprised of a personalized admissions process, collaboration with supportive faculty, real-world opportunities in a vibrant city, and tools and skills to experience professional success.
The law school is located at the edge of the Volker Campus in the heart of Kansas City. The facilities include two modern, state-of-the-art courtrooms (one with an innovative viewing theater) and faculty suites with student offices and carrels to encourage faculty-student interaction. Our extensive library collection meets the research and information needs of students and the greater legal community.
Just steps away from the law school, the newly constructed UMKC Student Union is home to a movie theater, a variety of dining options and student organization offices. Our location just off the Country Club Plaza — a dining and shopping hub — allows us to collaborate regularly with lawyers and judges in our community and provides many opportunities for internships, externships and clinical experiences. Our location within a research university allows for exciting interdisciplinary learning opportunities.