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

"During law school, I interned with both the Kansas Federal and Missouri State Public Defender offices. Both positions gave me great insight into the pre-trial and trial processes, how to carefully review case files, and how to talk with clients. I was also able to become more comfortable in courthouses before actually working in one."

Erin Kerl

J.D. '16

2021 Scholarship Golf Tournament

25th Annual Professor Robert Downs Scholarship Golf Tournament

Dean Barbara Glesner Fines on Recent National Events

The events of January 6, 2021 have emphasized the importance of the role of lawyers and the rule of law.

UMKC Law Mourns Loss of Beloved Alumna

JoEllen represented everything that makes UMKC Law graduates stand out in our community: an outstanding student, talented advocate, indefatigable student and alumni leader, beloved colleague, and volunteer.