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2017 Law Alumni Honorees Announced

Six individuals will be honored for their dedication to the law school and legal profession at The Big Event, on February 25, 2017. To purchase sponsorships for tables, events or individual tickets for The Big Event, click here.

To read the full bios for each awardee, visit the Alumni Awards page here.

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UMKC Law Teams Advance to Final Round in ABA Tax Challenge

screen-shot-2016-12-27-at-10-38-26-amTwo UMKC School of Law teams have advanced to the final round of the ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge. Out of 22 submissions for the LL.M division , only four teams are chosen as finalists, and two of those teams are from UMKC Law. Brynne Brown and Lindsey Holcumbrink and Andrew Ralls and Jake Allison will compete in late January in the final oral defense round.

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UMKC Law Receives $1.4 Million Gift from Kemper Foundation


xu8g7532UMKC School of Law received a $1.4 million gift from the William T. Kemper Foundation for our Advocacy Program. Professor and Director of Advocacy, S. Rafe Foreman, built the program and the donor relationship which led to this significant gift.

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Join Us for the 3rd Annual U.S. Supreme Court Excursion

Join Dean Ellen Suni, along with UMKC School of Law faculty, staff, alumni and friends for our third U.S. Supreme Court Excursion to Washington D.C. on April 2-3, 2017. Applicants must register with Cary Powers by Monday, February 1, 2017. Only a limited number of Supreme Court applicants can be sworn in, so apply early! Click on the link below to register or contact Cary Powers (powerscl@umkc.edu) for more information.

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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: 113
Part-time: 9
Median LSAT: 152
Median GPA: 3.39
Male to Female ratio: 55/45%
Enrolled Minorities: 20% (self-identifying)
Average age: 26
State of residence other than Missouri or Kansas: California, Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

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