At UMKC School of Law, our student emissaries represent the broad range of students admitted each year.

The mission of the emissaries is to promote the School of Law to potential law students, as well as to the public at large, in order to better inform all of the high standards and characteristics that are exemplified by the students, staff, faculty and administration of the Law School.

The emissaries act as liaisons between the admissions staff and entering students by working in the admissions office, contacting newly admitted students, giving tours and organizing the fall orientation.

The emissaries also act as the face of the law school at university and community events throughout the year.

Monica Derbes

(2L) FROM ST. LOUIS, MO Majored in History and Health Science from University of Missouri – Columbia
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Area(s) of Interest: Health

Law School Activities: SBA

Why did you decide to attend law school? And more specifically UMKC?

I chose UMKC because of the atmosphere

What has been the biggest challenge as a law student?

Time management

What are your interests outside of law school?

STL Cardinals, relaxing

What is one piece of advice you would give to future law students?

Remember to have fun