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UMKC Law Hosts Judge John W. Oliver Fellows Luncheon

On February 6, 2018, the UMKC School of Law celebrated the annual Judge John W. Oliver Fellowship Program Luncheon. A few of the past recipients and the newest recipient, Dakkota Huber (J.D. ’17), discussed the value of the assistance and the future of public interest work.

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Trial Advocacy Receives A- Ranking from preLaw Magazine

In the winter 2018 issue of the prelaw Magazine, a National Jurist publication, UMKC School of Law was ranked A- on the list of Best Schools for Trial Advocacy. The School of Law’s advocacy program continues to grow each year, and the Show Me Challenge has become a nationally respected and successful part of the program. In addition, trial advocacy students have been led to many tournament victories throughout the past few years.

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UMKC School Of Law Newsmakers – January 2018

Every month, UMKC School of Law highlights the latest in alumni news. Check out our class notes and submit your own here.

We congratulate all of our alumni on new positions and opportunities and offer our condolences to the families and friends of those who have passed.

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Q&A with the Hon. Nancy B Firestone – 2017 School of Law Alumni Achievement Award Winner

In the Fall 2017 issue of Res Ipsa, our alumni magazine, we interviewed the Hon. Nancy B. Firestone, who is the 2017 School of Law Alumni Achievement Award Winner.

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Q&A with Troy Nash – 2017 UMKC Defying the Odds Alumni Award Winner

For the latest issue of Res Ipsa, we spoke with Troy Nash (J.D. ’97, M.A. ’05, M.A. ’11, MBA ’13), the 2017 UMKC Defying the Odds Alumni Award Winner. 

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Reimagining the City: An Excerpt from Res Ipsa

Kansas City is a network of vibrant neighborhoods: Westport, Brookside, Crossroads, River Market and more. But these dynamic areas did not develop on their own. Neighborhoods take time; they take people who see opportunity. Our Fall 2017 issue of our alumni magazine, Res Ipsa, explores the lives of alumni and faculty who are working to develop housing and community spaces for those in need. In one article, “Reimagining the City,” Vincent “Butch” Rigby explains how Brookside East came to be and what he dreams for Kansas City.

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Defending the Home Front: An Excerpt from Res Ipsa

The Fall 2017 issue of the UMKC School of Law alumni magazine, Res Ipsa, highlights alumni who are working to develop housing and community spaces for those in need. In this excerpt from “Defending the Home Front,”  alumni are providing shelter for homeless veterans, creating affordable housing for Native Americans and fighting the war against vacant structures that threaten to destroy entire neighborhoods. While their actions differ, their mission is the same: Home sweet home.

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UMKC School of Law Alumni Honorees Announced

Seven individuals will be honored for their dedication to the law school and legal profession at The Big Event: Come Fly With Me on February 17, 2018 at the Hilton President Hotel. Purchase sponsorships for tables, events or tickets for The Big Event.

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UMKC School of Law Newsmakers – December 2017

Every month, UMKC School of Law is going to highlight the latest in alumni news. Check out our class notes and submit your own here.

We congratulate all of our alumni on new positions and opportunities and offer our condolences to the families and friends of those who have passed.

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UMKC School of Law Receives A- Ranking by National Jurist preLaw Magazine

The UMKC School of Law has been designated an “A- Best Value Law School” in the Fall 2017 issue of the National Jurist’s preLaw Magazine.

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