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UMKC Law Professor Speaks at National Institutes

UMKC Law boasts professors who engage inside and outside of the classroom. Professor Christopher Hoyt has recently made presentations at two national institutes in January 2017 and will continue with speaking engagements in the spring and summer.

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UMKC Law Dean Ellen Y. Suni Steps Down


Dean Ellen Y. Suni has stepped down after serving as the dean of UMKC School of Law for 13 years.

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2017 Law Alumni Honorees Announced

Six individuals will be honored for their dedication to the law school and legal profession at The Big Event, on February 25, 2017. To purchase sponsorships for tables, events or individual tickets for The Big Event, click here.

To read the full bios for each awardee, visit the Alumni Awards page here.

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UMKC Law Teams Advance to Final Round in ABA Tax Challenge

screen-shot-2016-12-27-at-10-38-26-amTwo UMKC School of Law teams advanced to the final round of the ABA Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge and both teams placed. Out of 22 submissions for the LL.M division , only four teams are chosen as finalists, and two of those teams were from UMKC Law. Jake Allison and Andrew Ralls placed second, overall, and Lindsey Holcumbrink and Brynne Brown placed first in written submission. 

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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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