After completion of the first year, a student may take one elective course ordinarily graded (except a 4-credit-hour class) on an ungraded basis. For a “credit” to be posted on the student’s record, work done for the course must be equivalent to a grade of C- or better, otherwise, the actual grade will be posted. A student must fill out a form provided by the registrar, and delivering in person to the UMKC Registrar’s Office before the beginning of the semester.
Closed courses will be designated on the course schedules. A waiting list process will begin for each closed class and students will be contacted if seats become available. A wait list request form may be obtained from the administrative suite front desk.
Sometimes more students request a course than the number of seats available. Preference will be given to third year students. If there are not enough seats for all members of a class, students are assigned based upon priority requests and random assignment.
Yes. Students should indicate on their course request sheet for each semester the number of credits they will be receiving for participation. A student may NOT serve concurrently as an editor of the Law Review and Urban Lawyer. Two students may NOT hold the same editorship on a journal except for Urban Lawyer assistant editors.
The certification may be obtained in one of the following ways:
Completion of one credit hour of professional skills education. This requirement may be completed by successfully completing one or more courses designated in the course schedule as meeting all or a portion of the requirement. Courses are listed by what percentage of total requirement they fulfill.
Completion of a one credit hour independent study, Law 746R.
Participation in law school programs that provide professional skills education including advocacy, counseling and negotiation competitions.