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UMKC Law Advances in National Criminal Justice Trial Competition

The UMKC School of Law mock trial team struck again. From Thursday, March 16 to Saturday, March 18, a team of four students competed in the National Criminal Justice Trial Competition in Chicago, IL. This makes the third consecutive UMKC advance to the final four round of a competition this spring. 

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UMKC Law Receives Informational Display on The Missouri Plan

UMKC School of Law has a new exhibit commemorating The Missouri Plan at the Leon E. Bloch Law Library. 

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BLSA and HSLA Host Pipeline Scholarship Banquet

On Thursday, March 23, the UMKC Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA) hosted the annual Pipeline Scholarship Banquet at Shook, Hardy and Bacon LLP. The proceeds of the Pipeline Scholarship are given to either one or two incoming students of color, who demonstrate(s) financial need. 

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UMKC Congratulates Legal Aid of Western Missouri

UMKC’s Dean Barbara Glesner Fines was among the guests at Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s recent open house, on March 23, celebrating their new offices at 4001 Blue Parkway and congratulating their new Executive Director, UMKC Law Alumnus Joe Dandurand.

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UMKC Law team Advances in AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition

UMKC has once again advanced in a mock trial competition, this time in the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition. UMKC was in the top eight teams of 300 entered in the competition. The team consisted of Taylor Haas (3L), Mollie Harmon (3L), Nick Schmiemeier (3L) and Alison Stephens (2L). They will travel to Cleveland, OH to compete in the AAJ Nationals from March 27 to April 2.

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Glesner Fines Appointed Interim Dean of UMKC School of Law

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara A. Bichelmeyer has announced that Barbara Glesner Fines has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

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UMKC Law Team Wins Regional National Trial Competition

For the third time in the last five years, UMKC has a team advancing to nationals in National Trial Competition. The team of Blake Smith, Jackson Hobbs, and Andrew Hendrick were the regional winners of the National Trial Competition held in St. Louis. Hobbs is a second year law student at UMKC, whereas Hendrick and Smith are both third year law students. They will travel to Fort Worth, TX from March 22-25, to compete at the National Tournament.

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Family Law Society Hosts 7th Annual Trivia Night

On February 24, the Family Law Society hosted its seventh annual Trivia Night fundraiser at Visions Reception Hall. Each year, the Family Law Society sponsors the event to raise money for the Child and Family Law Services Clinic. 

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Last Team Standing Competition Offers Mock Trial Inspiration for 1L Students

On February 25-26, sixteen UMKC Law student teams competed in the 1L Last Team Standing Competition at law school. The Last Team Standing Mock Trial Competition is in its fifth year and is continuously providing insights and inspirations for 1L students at UMKC School of Law. This year’s last team standing was comprised of Ashley Crisafulli and Jordan Dollar, and the finalists were Melody Roberts and Sarah Smith.

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UMKC Law Helps Sponsor Second Annual Black Archives of Mid-America Luncheon

The Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City hosted their second annual Black History Month fundraiser featuring keynote speaker, Emanuel Cleaver II on Saturday, February 25. UMKC School of Law was one of the many sponsors of the luncheon.

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