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UMKC Law Team Wins “Best Written Submission” at Tax Challenge

Carley Newberry, Wendy Hoelting, and Prof. Judy Wiseman at the ABA Tax ChallengeCarley Newberry (J.D. ’18) and Wendy Hoelting (J.D. ’18) were selected as one of the six national semi-finalist teams in the ABA Section of Taxation Law School Tax Challenge. On February 9, 2018, the pair competed in the oral rounds at the ABA Section of Taxation Midyear Meeting and won “Best Written Submission” for the whole J.D. division. Newberry and Hoelting join the list of six other UMKC School of Law teams that have taken top awards at the Law School Tax Challenge since 2009.

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UMKC Law Hosts Judge John W. Oliver Fellows Luncheon

On February 6, 2018, the UMKC School of Law celebrated the annual Judge John W. Oliver Fellowship Program Luncheon. A few of the past recipients and the newest recipient, Dakkota Huber (J.D. ’17), discussed the value of the assistance and the future of public interest work.

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Trial Advocacy Receives A- Ranking from preLaw Magazine

In the winter 2018 issue of the prelaw Magazine, a National Jurist publication, UMKC School of Law was ranked A- on the list of Best Schools for Trial Advocacy. The School of Law’s advocacy program continues to grow each year, and the Show Me Challenge has become a nationally respected and successful part of the program. In addition, trial advocacy students have been led to many tournament victories throughout the past few years.

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The Big Event: Come Fly with Me

The UMKC Law Foundation and Law Alumni Association invite you to fasten your seatbelt and take off into the blue on Saturday, February 17. Join us for The Big Event: Come Fly with Me! Get decked out in your “Rat Pack” attire and dress to impress for the UMKC School of Law event of the year! It’s time to book your ticket in first class.

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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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