Clint Newton (J.D. ’97) Receives IP Property Attorney of the Year Award

Clint Newton with his IP AwardOn May 4, 2018, Shook, Hardy & Bacon partner, Clint Newton (J.D. ‘97) received the 2018 Intellectual Property Attorney of the Year Award from the Kansas Bar Association. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in intellectual property law by fellow KBA members.

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AccessLex Awards UMKC Law Student $40,000

Kourtney Hodge receives a check for $40,000Last week, AccessLex held its MAX by AccessLex® Grand Prize Scholarship drawing and awarded two MAX students $40,000 toward their 2018-2019 tuition and other expenses. One of the students was our very own Kourtney Hodge, a rising 2L at the law school. The other was Andrea Shaia of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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Alison Stephens (J.D. ’18) Recognized with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Award

Each semester, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs calls for nominations of outstanding graduating students who have maintained high academic achievements while contributing exceptional leadership and service to the University and our community. This year, an extraordinary student, Alison Stephens, was nominated by the Professional and Career Development Center Director, Molly Wilensky, for the award. On May 11, Stephens and the other honorees were recognized at a breakfast celebration.

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UMKC Law Awarded Grant to Support Sharing Innovation Courses with University of Missouri-Columbia

exterior of UMKC School of LawThe UMKC School of Law has been awarded a University of Missouri system grant to support sharing UMKC’s innovative courses with University of Missouri School of Law students. The grant will support a collaboration between UMKC School of Law and the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia for two different courses.

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Barbara Glesner Fines Appointed Dean of UMKC School of Law

Barbara Glesner Fines headshotInterim Chancellor and Provost Barbara A. Bichelmeyer has named Barbara Glesner Fines as Dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Glesner Fines has been serving as Interim Dean since March 2017. She is preceded by Ellen Y. Suni, who served as dean for 13 years.

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UMKC School of Law Recognized as Top Midwest School by preLaw Magazine

The National Jurist preLaw Magazine published its “Best Schools for Practical Training” issue and recognized UMKC School of Law under the honor roll for A- schools. Prelaw recognized UMKC as a top Upper Midwest School and stated it is one of the, “most innovative law schools in the nation with its Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation Course… and entrepreneurship concentration.” The law school was also recognized with an A- in Intellectual Property and B+ in Technology Law. UMKC School of Law was previously recognized as an A- “Best Value” law school and its Tax Law courses were given an A- ranking.

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UMKC Law Faculty Receive President’s Awards

Luppino receiving President's Award from BichelmeyerOn behalf of University of Missouri System President Mun Choi, Interim Chancellor Barbara A. Bichelmeyer awarded University of Missouri System President’s Awards to Professors Anthony Luppino and Mary K. O’Malley in the School of Law; and Jannette Berkley-Patton, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health informatics was also awarded.

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Advocacy in Action: UMKC Law Alumni Further Advocacy Program’s Success

Advocacy In Action - Student in CourtroomThe nationally ranked advocacy program at the UMKC School of Law is quickly escalating its exposure and recognition with critical support from alumni donors.

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UMKC School of Law #1 in National Transactional LawMeet Competition

LawMeet 2018 NationalsBack in early March, students Keith Kelly (J.D. ’18), Danielle Wallace (J.D. ’18) and Jennifer Cacchio (J.D. ’19) won the regional round of the Ninth Annual Transactional LawMeet Competition. On April 6, they competed and won both best negotiation and best draft on the Buyer’s Side in the national competition in New York City.

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UMKC School of Law Newsmakers – April 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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