Deadline: March 17, 2014
Applications must be received by March 17, 2014. To be admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court, applicants must register by this date. Only a limited number of Supreme Court applicants can be sworn in, so apply early!
Fee: $300 per applicant*/$100 non-applicant guest
Includes U.S. Supreme Court swearing-in application fee* (applicants only), breakfast at the Supreme Court, CLE sessions, group photo and reception with Washington D.C. alumni.
Families are welcome, however, only one guest per Supreme Court applicant is permitted at the swearing-in ceremony and no children under six (6) years of age are permitted.
Participants should make their own air travel arrangements. A block of rooms is being held for Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18th at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol. The cut-off dated for reservations is Friday, April 18th. Reservations may be made at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/UMKCSchoolLaw.
How to Register:
- Complete the Supreme Court Application for Admission.
- Instructions available at http://www.supremecourt.gov/bar/barinstructions.pdf
- Application available at http://www.supremecourt.gov/bar/barapplication.pdf (You may use Dean Ellen Y. Suni and Daniel McCarroll as sponsors. Once we receive your completed application, they will sign your form.)
- Submit your completed application, registration fee and the completed form (available at http://law.umkc.edu/pdfs/cle-events/supremecourtexcursion2014form.pdf) no later than Mary 17, 2014 to Jean Klosterman, UMKC School of Law, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2499.
*Applicant must have been admitted to practice in the highest court of State for a period of three (3) years prior to date of application and be a member in good standing. For more information, contact Jean Klosterman at 816.235.5739 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior Participant Testimonials
“Being in the Supreme Court, with all of the Justices present, was truly awesome. Most lawyers never get a chance to hear their name called as part of the U.S. Supreme Court’s daily business, and it brought home all of the hard work that lawyers aspire to. Being with other UMKC alums and representatives made the experience incredibly personal, too.” -Danne Webb ‘91
“Becoming a member of the Supreme Court is amongst the highlights of my legal career. Although it has been more two years since I was sworn in, I still have my acceptance letter hanging on my office wall. It is just an overall wonderful experience that I hope more alumni take advantage of soon.” -Greg Harding ‘02
“Getting sworn in to the Supreme Court with UMKC, the school that made me a lawyer, was a truly special moment for me and my family.” -Andrew Freistein ‘04