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Bar Preparation

UMKC’s support for its students doesn't end at graduation. We continue to assist our students as they face the last hurdle to practicing law.

Bar Exam Preparation Courses

The bar examination may be one of the most intellectually challenging experiences for any law school graduate. The stakes are high — and so is the stress. To help our students prepare for the test, we offer bar preparation courses from commercial vendors. This is a unique program that focuses preparation by concentrating on strategies and tactics to pass the bar exam.

Browse topics and courses (PDF)

Meeting times for bar prep classes

Our bar prep classes meet once or twice a week in the afternoons for our summer bar prep course and in the evenings for our winter bar prep course. All classes are videotaped and posted online. Our key emphasis is not the classes themselves, but completing practice essays every week. We will also cooperate with UMKC J.D. and LL.M. students who are not in Kansas City during the summer.

Bar prep class schedule

Registration and pricing

Course pricing and payment deadlines
  February 2020 July 2020
First-time participant $600 due Dec. 2 or
$650 due Jan. 6
$600 due Feb. 3 or
$650 due after Feb. 3
Prior participant, entire bar $100 $100
Prior participant, second state $100 $100
Non-UMKC law graduate $800 (Limited slots available);
$250 due Nov. 4,
balance due Dec. 9
$800
$250 due April 3,
balance due May 18
Prior participant, entire bar $250 (director’s permission required) $250 (director’s permission required)

Financing and payment options

Two ways to pay

Send in registration form (PDF)  Pay online

Payment plans and tuition waivers available only to UMKC Law graduates

Apply for tuition waiver