Diversity Banquet


Diversity Banquet 2024 Photos at The Monarch Room


Diverse Student Coalition

UMKC School of Law is dedicated to empowering its diverse law students to break barriers in the legal community. A law school that promotes diversity, in turn, empowers justice, innovation, community, progress, and change. 

About Us

The Diverse Student Coalition was formed in 2019 by an eager group of law students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The Diverse Student Coalition is comprised of UMKC Law student representatives from the Black Law Students Association, the Latino Law Students Association, the Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association, and OutLaws (UMKC’s LGBTQ+ Law Students Association).

Diverse Student Coalition Endowed Scholarship

The Diverse Student Coalition Endowed Scholarship is awarded each year to one or more incoming law students. Our goal is to establish a meaningful and sustainable scholarship that can significantly alleviate the financial burden of attending law school. Since our inception in 2019, the Diverse Student Coalition has awarded scholarships to 12 students and has raised more than $272,000 for the endowed scholarship with the help of our generous sponsors and the Estate of David Westfall ('55) Matching Gift Program (ended as of June 30, 2023) through the UMKC Law Foundation. We are proud of our past success, and we look forward to the continued growth of the Diverse Student Coalition Scholarship.

Diversity Banquet

We host an Annual Diversity Banquet, with support from UMKC Law School’s Diverse Alumni Network, to raise funds for the Diverse Student Coalition Endowed Scholarship, to honor this year’s scholarship recipients, and to celebrate diversity in the legal community.

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Diversity Banquet Photo Archives

Diversity Banquet 2022 at The Terrace on Grand

Diversity Banquet 2023 at The Monarch Room