INNOVATIVE Leading the way with innovative programs and advanced technology.

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ENGAGED Creating a Collaboration Among students, faculty and staff.

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ACCOMPLISHED Graduating students with the skills necessary to succeed in the legal market.

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RELEVANT Providing practical skills training beyond the classroom experience.

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AFFORDABLE Understanding the importance of a great, yet affordable, legal education.

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The Big Event “Casablanca as Time Goes By”

Casablanca ImageThe UMKC Law Foundation and Law Alumni Association invite you to The Big Event “Casablanca as Time Goes By” Come celebrate the 125th Anniversary of UMKC School of Law and 125 years of a beautiful friendship. Come dressed in your Hollywood Glam or Cocktail Attire and dress to impress on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Indian Hills Country Club, 6847 Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills Kansas. To participate as an event or table sponsor by February 7, 2020 click here

Discover Law Day

Discover Law Day ImageUMKC School of Law is proud to offer Discover Law Day on February 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. An established tradition at UMKC School of Law, Discover Law Day is an access program for underrepresented students in the field of law. It is a great opportunity for area high school and early college students to explore the path to becoming an attorney. Read More

UMKC Law Gives Back on Giving Tuesday

On December 3, for Giving Tuesday, the UMKC Law Foundation wants to celebrate its own Day of Giving and give back to its alumni. The Foundation presents, “Cultural Competence as Professional Responsibility,” a complimentary ethics CLE by Dean Barbara Glesner Fines. There will be a webcast video replay presentation from noon-12:50 p.m. MCLE credit: Missouri 1.0 hour cultural competence/Kansas ethics Pending.

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The Big Event: Casablanca As Time Goes By

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
Indian Hills Country Club
6847 Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills, KS

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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: 127
Full-time: 116
Part-time: 11
Median LSAT: 153
Median GPA: 3.41
Male to Female ratio: 50/50%
Enrolled Minorities: 17% (self-identifying)
Average age: 25
State of residence other than Missouri or Kansas: California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Ontario, Canada

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