Given the breadth of the Law School’s entrepreneurship initiatives, covering subject matters pertinent to small, medium and large businesses, high growth potential technology ventures, real estate development entrepreneurship, social enterprises, and entrepreneurship in the practice of law, many members of the faculty are be involved in teaching entrepreneurship in individually taught or team-taught courses. The following is a list of just those faculty members who have express, regular emphasis on entrepreneurship:

Brandon M. Weiss

Associate Professor 2-311 LAW
Phone: (816) 235-2387
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Brandon Weiss is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. His research engages the intersection of housing, economic mobility, and government intervention, with a particular focus on federal subsidized housing policy. He teaches Property and courses related to community economic development, urban entrepreneurship, and housing law. Weiss currently serves as an editor of the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. His recent article, “Residual Value Capture in Subsidized Housing,” appeared in the Harvard Law and Policy Review (2016).

Weiss joined the UMKC faculty from UCLA School of Law, where he was a Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy Fellow and an affiliated faculty member at the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. Prior to that, Weiss practiced law at Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP, a law firm in Los Angeles that specializes in the finance and development of affordable housing and community development projects. He also designed and implemented a legal project to preserve the affordability of at-risk subsidized housing in Los Angeles as a Skadden Fellow at Public Counsel Law Center.

Weiss graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was awarded the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. Concurrently, he earned an M.P.P. at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, with a focus on urban policy and housing finance. Weiss received his B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.