Mikah K. Thompson re-joined the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2018, where she had been a full-time faculty member from 2005 to 2011. She teaches the following courses: Civil Procedure I, Evidence, Race and the Law, and Employment Law. Professor Thompson’s research centers on the intersection of evidentiary law and critical race theory. Recently, she has written on juror bias, describing the impact racial stereotypes have on the way in which jurors assess trial evidence. She has also published articles on the cultural meanings of silence, advocating for a revocation of the tacit admission rule. Professor Thompson’s publications can be found here.
Prior to re-joining the faculty, Professor Thompson was the Director of Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator for the UMKC campus. In that role, she coordinated the university’s response to internal complaints of discrimination, harassment and gender-based violence. She also handled the university’s response to complaints of discrimination investigated by local, state and federal administrative agencies and served as the campus’ ADA Accommodations Coordinator.
Professor Thompson is a certified mediator in the states of Kansas and Missouri and frequently provides continuing legal education in the areas of employment law, professional responsibility, and implicit bias. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in communications from Missouri State University and her J.D. from Washington University.