Residency status is granted through the central Admissions Office at UMKC and not through the School of Law.  In order to declare your residency status, you must have lived in Missouri for one consecutive year and complete a Residency Petition.  There are a number of documents that you will need to supply to accompany your Residency Petition, and you should visit the UMKC Residency website for the most up to date information on the requirements.  For further questions about residency, please contact the UMKC Admissions Office directly at 816-235-1111 or admit@umkc.edu.