UMKC’s support for its students does not end at graduation. UMKC continues to assist our students as they face the last hurdle to practicing law. The bar examination for any state will be one of the most intellectually challenging experiences of any law school graduate’s life. The stakes are high, as is the attendant stress. UMKC aids our students by supplementing their bar preparation from commercial vendors with a unique program centered on the strategies and tactics to focus their preparation in order to pass the bar exam.

UMKC 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. Remember our key emphasis is not the classes themselves, but completing practice essays every week. We will also cooperate with UMKC J.D. or LL.M. students who are not in Kansas City during the summer.

  February 2020 July 2020
First-time participant $600 due 12/2 OR
$650 due 1/6
$600 due 2/3 OR
$650 due after 2/3
Prior participant, entire bar $100 $100
Prior participant, second state $100 $100
Non-UMKC law graduate $800 (Limited slots available);
$250 due 11/4,
balance due 12/9
$250 due 4/3,
balance due 5/18
Prior participant, entire bar $250 (Director’s permission required) $250 (Director’s permission required)

Make checks out to UMKC School of Law. Payments may also be paid online at
Payment plans and tuition waivers available only to UMKC Law graduates.

Send registration and payment to:
UMKC Bar Prep Course
UMKC School of Law
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

Elizabeth Couzens
Phone: 816-235-1582