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UMKC Law Students Advance in Transactional LawMeet

Danielle Wallace, Jennifer Cacchio, and Keith Kelly at the Regionals competitionUMKC School of Law students Keith Kelly, Danielle Wallace and Jennifer Cacchio advanced to the finals of the Transactional LawMeet after winning the regional round in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Another LawMeet student team, consisting of Joey Harris, Andrew Potter and Sarah Smith, competed in the same competition in the regionals in Provo, Utah and received Best Draft.

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UMKC Students Place Second in International Patent Drafting Competition

UMKC Int Patent Drafting Team 2018From February 23-24, third year law students, Benjamin Bolin, Andrew Gnefkow and Greg Tourigny competed in the International Patent Drafting Competition. The team advanced and took home the second place trophy. This was the first time UMKC competed in the competition.

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UMKC Law Faculty Achievements

Recently, three of our faculty members were recognized for their scholarly work. Professors Paul Callister and Daniel Weddle were awarded the UMKC Daniel L. Brenner Faculty Publishing Award and Professors Christopher Hoyt received an Excellence in Writing Award from the ABA.

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It’s Tee Time! Join Us for the Annual Bob Downs Golf Tournament

Save the date for the 22nd Annual Professor Bob Downs Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, May 18 at Ironhorse Golf Club (15400 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS 66224). Sponsorships are still available! Registration is $125 per golfer and includes a tournament t-shirt, cart and greens fees.Your law firm can participate in the Law Firm Challenge, with the grand prize of the coveted traveling trophy.

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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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