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Symposium to examine school speech cases

  Plaintiffs, defendants and attorneys from high profile cases to participate  Participants in some of the most famous and precedent-setting school-based free speech legal cases of the past 40 years will gather in Kansas City in September for a unique … Continue reading

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New class joins law school community

The School of Law welcomed 152 incoming students who began their legal career  with the annual matriculation ceremony followed by a two-day orientation. KCMBA incoming president Rod Richardson addressed the incoming class followed by an introduction to the Inns of … Continue reading

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Law School ranked in Top 20 for ‘Best Value’ designation

UMKC School of Law is listed among the Top 20 “Best Value” law schools in the U.S., according to the latest rankings released by The National Jurist magazine. Being listed in the magazine’s rankings is nothing new for UMKC Law, … Continue reading

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Poker tables now open

Registration is open for the Pat Kelly Scholarship Poker Tournament on Friday, Sept. 21. Not only does has the event raised more than $50,000 for student scholarships, but it gives practicing attorneys, alumni and current students a great networking opportunity. The … Continue reading

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Family Law alumnus honored

Patricia Scaglia, J.D. ’97, was honored for her work in family law at the Missouri Bar Family Law Conference, August 2-4 at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Family Law Section and The Missouri Bar present this annual award to honor … Continue reading

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Student studies for bar exam, trains for London

Sarah Castle started her summer with the culmination of her law school career – graduation and the bar exam. She’ll end her summer with the culmination of her athletic career –the 2012 London Paralympic Games where she will compete in … Continue reading

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PLUS students gain legal profession insights, begin internships

After a month of learning about the legal profession and the path to get there, the PLUS program students headed out into the Kansas City community for internship experiences. The Plus Program for undergraduate students, co-sponsored by the Law School … Continue reading

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Professors discuss SCOTUS decision

UMKC School of Law professors Allen Rostron and Ann Marie Marciarille discuss last week’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Q: What does it mean that it was upheld using tax law and not commerce law? … Continue reading

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PLUS student interning in DC

Lola Oduyeru says that after attending the School of Law’s Discover Plus program she realized her legal career dreams were possible. “The PLUS program helped me realize that having a successful career in the legal field is indeed attainable for … Continue reading

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Law alumni honored at university level

Two law alumni will be honored at a university awards ceremony this spring.  Please join us to help congratulate them at a reception from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 in the Student Lounge at the law … Continue reading

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