Special Programs at UMKC +The Law School's entrepreneurship programs regularly interact with activities of various other UMKC academic units. Current examples include:
- The administration through our Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic of a pro bono legal services program for student entrepreneurs in the E-Scholars Program conducted by the UMKC Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- Involvement through the interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation course with Bloch School of Management entrepreneurship/MBA and School of Computing & Engineering faculty and students in the Regnier Venture Creation Challenge business plan competition
- Support through our interdisciplinary Social Venture Creation course of the Aaron L. Levitt Social Entrepreneurship Challenge social venture business plan competition --conducted by the Bloch School’s Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership
- Collaboration with the Lewis White Real Estate Center and faculty from the Bloch School, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Educations, and the School of Education on urban transformation initiatives with entrepreneurially-minded community activists
Special Programs with other organizations +Law School faculty play key, active roles in various organizations promoting entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. Current examples include:
- Professors Tony Luppino and Malika Simmons serves as two of the three co-chairs of the Law & Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group of the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
- Professors Christopher Hoyt and Tony Luppino are involved with the design and teaching of the Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship module in the USASBE Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
- The Law School is collaborating with Bloch School faculty and faculty from other institutions across the country in the design and delivery of the curriculum for a USASBE Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
- Prof. Tony Luppino serves as Lead Editor of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Law website
Conferences +Law School faculty are frequent presenters at national conferences and symposia on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, and entrepreneurial lawyering. In addition, the Law School has hosted or co-hosted important conferences/symposia at intersections of law and entrepreneurship. Recent and forthcoming examples of the latter include:
- The Annual Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016), co-hosted by UMKC (through the Law School and the Bloch School’s Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership) and the Kauffman Foundation, in collaboration with USASBE.
- With support from a Kauffman Foundation, the Law School hosted the conference, Law Schools, Technology & Access to Justice, in July 2014 and April 2015.
- In April 2015, with the Kauffman Foundation, the Law School co-hosted the 14th Annual Conference of Law School Transactional Clinics.
- In November 2016, the law school co-hosted an event for the Legal Technology Laboratory, a consortium of law students, faculty, and legal technology innovators with the mission of prototyping and developing projects related to the practice of law and policy making.