Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity is Near, futurist, and innovator, states that, “By 2050, the average desktop machine will have more processing power than all of humanity combined.” Kurzweil asks the legal industry: how do we keep up with emerging technology? Better yet, how will lawyers use technology to take the legal profession into the 21st century? We invite you to join UMKC School of Law as we declare 2016 as the Year of Technology and show you how we will train the lawyers of tomorrow.
On Thursday, April 14, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Missouri’s largest and most expert legal news operation, will bring members of the profession together to shine a spotlight on lawyers, judges and other members of the legal community at their annual Women’s Justice Awards. The event will recognize many of UMKC School of Law’s alumni, a faculty member and an accomplished student leader.
The UMKC School of Law is celebrating yet another two advancements in the negotiating and advocacy competition spheres. Teams traveled to San Diego, California and Dallas, Texas, where they excelled in their competitions and made it to the final rounds.
The highly selective Judge John R. Brown Award, which recognizes excellence in legal writing in American law schools, selected a UMKC School of Law and MBA student, Brynne Brown, as one of the top five finalists in the nation.
On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, UMKC Law hosted the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District judges Cindy Martin, Mark Pfeiffer and Karen King Mitchell for three hearings. Judge Mitchell and Judge Martin are UMKC Law alumni.
Since graduating from UMKC School of Law in 1997, Dr. Troy Nash has gone on to serve on numerous civic and social boards, create public/private real estate and economic development partnerships in communities, and serve as the vice president and director of public sector consulting at Kansas City’s Newmark Grubb Zimmer. Midwest Real Estate News recognized Nash’s accomplishments in its latest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame issue.
On December 21, 2015, Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Timothy J. Flook, a UMKC School of Law grad of 1992, as Associate Circuit Judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Clay County. Flook will take up a newly created position on the associate circuit bench. Flook was one of three nominees for this judgeship submitted to Gov. Nixon by the Seventh Circuit Judicial Commission under the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan. Flook’s investiture ceremony will take place at the Rooney Justice Center, January 22, 2016 at 3:00 p.m..