Category Archives: Students

First-year students engage with KC real estate legal community

What separates and distinguishes UMKC School of Law from other law schools is its close relationship and accessibility to the Kansas City legal community. Students are given opportunities to speak to practicing lawyers with experience as they forge and develop … Continue reading

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UMKC to Offer LSAT Prep Course

UMKC is offering a unique opportunity for students preparing for law school to study and prepare for the upcoming LSAT. The School of Law has partnered with Get Smarter Prep to provide students with the opportunity to enroll in a … Continue reading

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UMKC Wins Regional NTC Mock Trial Competition

UMKC had two teams compete in the NTC Regional Mock Trial Competition held last weekend in Columbia, Missouri.  Twenty-two teams competed over three days.  The region includes schools from Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri.  Eight teams advanced to the semi-final … Continue reading

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UMKC Wins Regional ABA Client Counseling Competition

UMKC was well represented in the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition, held February 8 at MU in Columbia, Missouri.  The UMKC team was made up of two third-year student teams: Ashlee Crowl & Maureen McHugh, and Heath Martin & Kelly … Continue reading

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UMKC to host international JRCLS conference

The Kansas City Chapter of the JRCLS is pleased to host this year’s International Conference at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School and Student Center. The historic setting of Jackson, County, in close proximity to Liberty Jail and other … Continue reading

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UMKC School of Law student plays important role in recent Sandra Day O’Connor forum

When former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor spoke in the Kansas City area in November, a UMKC School of Law student played an important role in her visit. O’Connor visited with more than 1200 high school students on the … Continue reading

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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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