Category Archives: Students

First-year students partake in unique practical learning experience

Students typically come to law school because they want to be a lawyer, but the standard first-year curriculum involves reading cases and statutes and applying them to hypotheticals. UMKC School of Law has rolled out an innovative new program aimed … Continue reading

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First-year UMKC law students pass patent bar

Recently, two students, David McKinney and Stephen Krogmeier, passed the Patent Bar Examination before even starting law school, which is a significant accomplishment. We had the opportunity to speak with these students and hear about their experiences. David McKinney is … Continue reading

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Delta Theta Phi visits local school for Constitution Day

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, representatives from the Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law visited Ms. Arnold’s 4th grade class at African-Centered College Preparatory Academy. During their afternoon together, the DTP representatives handed … Continue reading

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UMKC Introduces Board of Barristers

The Board of Barristers, a new student group at UMKC School of Law that promotes, educates, and encourages UMKC law students in the discipline of trial advocacy, was formed earlier this year. Board of Barristers Chief Justice Sara Hofeditz Christiansen … Continue reading

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A Vision for Law School

Recent graduate Andrew Sartorius is no stranger to advocacy—he’s been doing it practically his entire life. Born with oculocutaneous albinism, which affects pigmentation of the skin, hair, and eyes and causes vision problems, Sartorius has had to advocate for himself … Continue reading

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Recent graduates, Nicholas S. Beydler and Catherine Marie Wiehl, receive School of Law Awards

Nicholas S. Beydler and Catherine Marie Wiehl, both class of 2013 UMKC School of Law graduates, received prestigious awards during the law school’s annual student awards ceremony.  Beydler received the Law Alumni Association Charles E. Whittaker Award for Academic Excellence, … Continue reading

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UMKC School of Law Celebrates 2013 Commencement

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law celebrated its graduates and their families at the commencement ceremonies held on May 18. More than 170 students made up the May 2013 list of graduates, including 163 receiving their J.D.’s. Graduation-related … Continue reading

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It’s not too late to apply for Fall 2013! We accept applications with June 2013 LSAT scores.

Has your situation recently changed? Have you heard that now is a good time to go to law school but haven’t taken the LSAT yet? Have you recently decided to go to law school and think you have to wait until … Continue reading

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Forum on Kansas City’s Abandoned Housing Problem Held at School of Law

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, The Urban Lawyer, in conjunction with a number of law school student organizations, sponsored a lunchtime forum in the School of Law’s student lounge addressing Kansas City’s Abandoned Housing problem. The packed crowd included students, faculty, staff … Continue reading

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Noted Writer and Analyst Jeffrey Toobin Addresses Students and the Community

Jeffrey Toobin, a New Yorker staff writer and CNN analyst, spoke before a capacity crowd at Pierson Auditorium on the UMKC campus. His appearance was sponsored by the Edward A. Smith/Bryan Cave Lecture Fund and the Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair in Continuing … Continue reading

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