Your professional development is our primary concern. UMKC School of Law provides services to empower, prepare and assist our law students and alumni as they pursue their career goals.

Professional and Career Development Center

The Professional and Career Development Center is staffed by professionals who have insight from diverse backgrounds and career paths and are passionate about assisting students and alumni in finding meaningful employment. The Career Center provides career advising and professional development guidance to current law students and Juris Doctor alumni.

The Career Center works with a variety of employers, including companies, government agencies and law firms who recruit UMKC students and alumni. In addition to the professional and career development services of the department, the Career Center also operates UMKC Law’s Pro Bono/Public Service Program.

UMKC’s career advisors offer individualized counseling, numerous resources and expose students to a variety of career possibilities through programs and networking. We are located on the ground floor of the Law School Building. We encourage you to explore our website and to contact a staff member for more information about our services.

Meet the Career Center Team

Desiree Rognlie

Associate Director
Phone Number: 816-235-2398

Contact Career Services

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500 E. 52nd St., Suite 028
Kansas City, MO 64110

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Career Services Spotlight

Kansas City native, Doretta (Dee) Goolsby (J.D. ’17) is the 2018 recipient of the Judge John W. Oliver Fellowship. This $5,000 forgivable loan is given to a highly qualified UMKC School of Law graduate to pursue a post-graduate career in public service. Goolsby works as a Capital Habeas Unit Assistant Defender for the Federal Public Defender Middle District of Tennessee. Her goal is to help those who don’t have the resources to help themselves.