The UMKC Law Review is a scholarly legal publication, managed by the UMKC Law Review Editorial Board and edited by the board and staff. Law students are invited to become a member of the Law Review based on their scholastic performance and achievement in a writing and editing competition done jointly with the Law School’s other journals at the beginning of the spring semester.
Law Review membership is considered one of the highest Law School honors. The Law Review is responsible for publishing four issues a year. Each issue contains articles by leading authorities in the legal community and comments on legal topics written by members of the editorial board and staff members. The Law Review periodically includes a Law Stories section containing stories about personal experiences or lessons learned in legal practice or training, from unique clients or enlightening client interactions to illuminating episodes in legal education.
The UMKC Law Review is the only law review in the country with a section devoted to law and narrative The Law Review also has De Jure, an online component that features essays by legal experts and Law Review board and staff members. By participating in Law Review, students greatly improve their writing, analytical and editing skills and have the opportunity to take leadership roles in the production of a distinguished legal publication.