Grateful UMKC Law Alumni and Students are Proud of their Legal Education

Kylee Gomez, third-year law student, is grateful for legal education

Dear Fellow Law Alumni:

Kylee Gomez, third-year law student, is grateful for legal education-especially her work with the Expungement Clinic. Kylee said, “The Expungement Clinic gives me the opportunity to focus on equal justice for all while helping those right here in the Kansas City community.” Under Missouri’s expungement law, individuals may request the sealing of their criminal records, but the process is complex and expensive. Once an expungement is granted, an individual may truthfully answer “no” to questions on housing and employment applications concerning prior convictions. The individual is free from “the punishment that never ends” after fully paying their debt to society.

You’ve shown how grateful you are for your legal education by making financial contributions to support student scholarships, by volunteering your time to teach or judge student competitions, and so much more. Our alumni say, “I wouldn’t be where I am today without my legal education, and I owe that to the UMKC School of Law!”

Your investment ensures that our students today become our alumni tomorrow who are proud of their legal education and grateful for the opportunity.

Will you consider a gift today to continue the legacy of investing in student-centered, community-connected, justice-driven legal education at the UMKC School of Law? Your generosity grows the spirit of gratitude in students just like Kylee.

Your gift to the UMKC Law Foundation today ensures the continued tradition of hands-on legal education for the next generation of lawyers, many of whom will practice in Kansas City.

With gratitude,

Scott Bethune (JD ’88) President UMKC Law Foundation

Marie Dispenza (JD ’05) Executive Director UMKC Law Foundation

P.S. You can help us reach our goal to have 12.5% of UMKC Law School alumni make a gift when you consider supporting our students.

P.S.S. Don’t forget that when you make a donation of any amount, you’ll be honored in your class roster as a member of our Honor Roll both online and in the fall/winter 2023 edition of our alumni magazine, Res Ipsa.

Published: Nov 21, 2022