At UMKC School of Law, we are student centered, community connected, justice driven.

"I love being a public defender. I believe in the rehabilitative framework. ... Sometimes people need to be provided a chance to succeed, even after they've previously failed."

Yasmin Herdoiza

J.D. '21

President Biden Appoints Two UMKC School of Law Alumnae

President Biden Appoints Two UMKC School of Law Alumnae

School of Law Graduates Celebrate

Congratulations to our December 2021 graduates!

The School of Law mourns the loss of Dr. Mary Davidson

Dr. Davidson was a powerful force for education and the common good in our community.

Mara Cohara Honored as a Top Woman Executive in Kansas City

Mara Cohara, UMKC School of Law alumna, (Class of 2001), was named to Ingram’s WeKC class of 2021.

KCMBA Honors Jim Bartimus

Congratulations to Jim Bartimus, UMKC School of Law alumnus, (Class of 1977). Jim is the recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

UMKC School of Law Child & Family Law Program Awarded A+ Rating

The National Jurist's preLaw magazine recognizes UMKC Law Child & Family Program.