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UMKC Law Receives $1.4 Million Gift from Kemper Foundation


xu8g7532UMKC School of Law received a $1.4 million gift from the Kemper Family Foundations of Kansas City for the Advocacy Program. Professor and Director of Advocacy, S. Rafe Foreman, built the program and the donor relationship which led to this significant gift.

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UMKC Law Student Tries and Wins Texas County Trial

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-10-19-57-am“We received a guilty verdict in eight minutes,” Taylor Haas, a third-year law student at UMKC School of Law, said of a trial he won this past weekend.

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UMKC Law Hosts Third “Legal Hackathon,” First LTL Prototype Jam

Screen Shot 2016-11-15 at 3.36.26 PMThis past weekend, UMKC Law participated in a Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Workshop and hosted its third Prototype Jam. The objectives of the events revolved around assisting start-ups and entrepreneurs.

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UMKC Law Wins Thomson Reuters Product Design Challenge

check_studentsOn Friday, November 4, UMKC School of Law students won the first-ever Thomson Reuters Product Design Challenge, where they went up against Duke University School of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Suffolk University Law School, and Michigan State University College of Law.

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UMKC Law Year of Technology Continues with Two Events This November

 255A8342As our Year of Technology begins to come to a close, UMKC School of Law is participating in two innovative events. UMKC Law will be participating in a competition with four other law schools and host its third Prototype Jam later this month.

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UMKC Law Trial Team Places Second in Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition

trialteamFrom October 13-15, the UMKC School of Law trial team competed in and ultimately placed second in the Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Princeton Review Features UMKC Law in List of 172 Best Law Schools

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 8.45.49 AMThe Princeton Review featured UMKC School of Law on its list of 172 Best Law Schools for 2017. The Review surveyed 19,400 students and administrators and factored in best career prospects, best quality of life, and outstanding academic degrees. The Review offers a profile for each school.

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UMKC School Of Law Designated as National Jurist A- “Best Value” School

BestValue2016The UMKC School of Law has been designated an “A- Best Value Law School” in the Fall 2016 issue of the National Jurist’s preLaw Magazine.

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UMKC Law Celebrates Faculty Achievement at Leaders in Learning Gala

2016 leaders in learningIn September, the 2016 Leaders in Learning Gala Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel celebrated and introduced a new phase of faculty award recognition for the university, including for UMKC School of Law.

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UMKC Awarded National Grant to Advocate for Older Kansas Citians

kcskylineThe UMKC School of Law and UMKC’s health professions schools has been awarded a two-year grant for $50,000 for the development of its community-based interprofessional education program which will advocate for older adults at the Don Bosco Senior Center and Reconciliation Services. The initiative is entitled, Cultivating an Empathic Understanding of Aging: An Interprofessional Approach to Enhanced Provider-Patient Relationships as the Cornerstone of Person-Centered Care.

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