The Professional and Career Development Center is pleased to offer UMKC Law alumni access to our online job board and job search resources. We also complete reciprocity requests for those seeking employment outside of the Kansas City area and University of Missouri system. For graduates from other law schools, we encourage you to contact your Juris Doctor granting institution for career services assistance or refer to our guest subscription policy below.
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The Career Center has moved platforms from Symplicity to CONNECT. If you had a pre-existing Symplicity account, you will temporarily retain your account. However, graduates will only be able to access their Symplicity accounts until December 31 for the sole purpose of accessing and moving documents to the new platform.
All alumni will need to obtain a CONNECT account by registering via the “Student/Alumni Sign Up” button. Those who previously had Symplicity accounts may use the email account they used to access Symplicity to reinstate their records. If you have questions about establishing your account, contact the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juris Doctor graduates from other NALP-member law schools who are only seeking guest access to the UMKC Law online job board may purchase a six-month guest subscription for $60. This option is not available to current law students. To purchase a guest subscription, send a letter stating your request and include a $60 check payable to UMKC Law; mail the letter and check to Professional and Career Development Center, UMKC School of Law, 500 E. 52nd St., Kansas City, MO 64110. The body of the letter must include the requester’s full name, email address, telephone number, Juris Doctor graduation year, and name of the Juris Doctor granting institution. If you need assistance with a credit card payment, please telephone the Career Center at 816-235-1668.
Reciprocity is an arrangement that allows law students and graduates to access job resources at law schools in other states. Each law school has its own requirements and some schools do not grant requests for reciprocity. All reciprocity requests must be submitted through the graduate's Juris Doctor granting institution. UMKC Law Juris Doctor graduates may submit a reciprocity request to email@example.com. Please make sure to include your name, name at graduation, graduation year, email address, telephone number, and complete name and contact information for the law school in which you seek reciprocity. Please refer to UMKC Law's reciprocity policy for more information.
After becoming established with our office, students will have full access to the Resource library on their CONNECT account. There you will find information to subscription based services such as the Government Internships and Honors Handbook, PSJD, and Vermont Law Judicial Clerkship Guide, among other resources such as resume, cover letter, writing sample, and informational interviewing advice.
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Alumni play a vital role in the professional and career development of our law students. Your support truly makes a difference. We need help connecting our law students with alumni outside of the Kansas City area, outside of the traditional practice of law, providing mock interviews, authoring guest blog posts, and attending our structured networking events. Register as a Roo Connector to let us know where you can assist.