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2019 Scholarship Golf Tournament

2019 Scholarship Golf Tournament

Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Professor Bob Downs Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, May 31, at Ironhorse Golf Club.

 

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Law School Building Celebration

40th Birthday of the UMKC School of Law Building Open House

Come join UMKC School of Law alumni, students, faculty and staff as we celebrate the 40th birthday of the UMKC School of Law building. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect and see how the Law School has changed in 40 years. Tours, greatest hits, $1.98, birthday piñata contest, commemorative gifts and door prizes are just a few of the highlights of the afternoon.

 

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Law School Love Stories

Jennipher and Matt Hawkins at their weddingMeet six couples who met their significant others while in law school:

  • Kristi Burmeister (J.D. ’07) and Brett Burmeister (J.D. ’06)
  • Meredith Moser (J.D. ’06) and Megan McCurdy (J.D. ’07)
  • Caitlin Brock (J.D. ’15) and Alex Felzien (J.D. ’17)
  • Ashley Draper Aramjoo (J.D. ’14) and Paemon Aramjoo (J.D. ’14)
  • Jennifer Watson Robertson (J.D. ’08) and Kip Robertson (J.D. ’06)
  • Jennipher Hawkins (J.D. ’16) and Matt Hawkins (J.D. ’16)

 

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Spring 2019 Graduation

The University Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m. in the Swinney Recreation Center on the UMKC campus. A reception, for all graduates and their guests, will take place on Saturday, May 18th outside Swinney Recreation Center right after commencement.

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Welcome to the UMKC School of Law website. We appreciate your interest in our school, and I hope you will use this site as an opportunity to become acquainted with our outstanding faculty, staff, students and program.

At UMKC, we are powered by experience. From our faculty who teach from a breadth of real-world experience to the hands-on practical training you’ll experience as a student, we are committed to providing a legal education that prepares students for a fulfilling career. With our reasonable cost, the strong job placement of our graduate and our outstanding bar passage rates, UMKC's value is undeniable. We are an inclusive, student-centered law school where faculty and students works together in a supportive environment. Our faculty, with more practice experience than at most schools, are productive scholars and dedicated teachers. We pride ourselves in integrating high-level theory with practical skills to educate lawyers who develop a sense of professionalism and judgment and who are excellent problem solvers, able to well serve their clients and communities.

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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.

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law is a public law school founded in 1895 as the Kansas City School of Law, a private, independent law school located in downtown Kansas City. Three young lawyers – William Borland, Edward Ellison and Elmer Powell – founded the law school with assistance from members of the bench and bar.

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Entering students: 122
Full-time: 115
Part-time: 7
Median LSAT: 152
Median GPA: 3.42
Male to Female ratio: 51/49%
Enrolled Minorities: 14% (self-identifying)
Average age: 25
State of residence other than Missouri or Kansas: California, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin 

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