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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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135th Missouri Bar Annual Meeting Honors UMKC Law

14379687_1303667659678557_1998520895074790632_oThe 135th Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of members of the bench and bar, was held September 21-23, 2016 at the Lodge of Four Season in Lake Ozark, Mo. Dana Tippin Cutler, a 1989 graduate, was inducted as the president of the Missouri Bar Association. Additionally, two UMKC Law alumni and an associate professor were awarded for their service to the profession at The Missouri Bar/Missouri Bar Foundation Public Service Awards Luncheon.

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“What Will Law Look Like in 2026?” – UMKC Law Hosts Futures Conference

DSC_4892From September 15-16, the UMKC School of Law hosted the 2016 College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference. Each fall, the conference brings together multi-disciplined professionals for two days to discuss the current and future state of the legal industry. The conference also recognizes the industry’s thought leaders at its InnoAction Awards Luncheon. Legal professionals sought to answer the question: “What Will Law Look Like in 2026?”

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UMKC Law Welcomes Class of 2019

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The Class of 2019 before the Matriculation Ceremony

UMKC School of Law welcomed 122 students to the Class of 2019 this year in the annual matriculation ceremony.

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UMKC Law Student Succeeds in Amending Family Law Code

After experiencing the lack of protections for children in custody cases that involve domestic abuse, Jill Ainsworth, a third year law student at UMKC School of Law, decided to find a way to advocate for these children. Now, a portion of the bill Ainsworth wrote is going into effect in Kansas.

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Airbnb and Discrimination: Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones Weighs In


Jamila Jefferson webIs it time for the government to regulate Airbnb? Or do we allow this innovative platform to catch up to existing anti-discrimination laws?

Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones, of UMKC School of Law, has explored this question with reporters from the New York Times, Quartz, and Aljazeera. Jefferson-Jones recently published an essay in the Fordham Urban Law Journal on the discrimination problem on Airbnb.

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UMKC Law First to Offer Abandoned Properties Clinic

UMKC School of Law strives to provide experiential learning opportunities that will carry students into their careers. In the new Abandoned Property Clinic, instated in Fall 2015, David White, an Adjunct Professor at UMKC Law and an attorney at Foland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper & Hofer, P.C., teaches a small group of students how to free up abandoned properties for use.

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