Category Archives: Students

UMKC Law student participates in unique internship program

Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) is a unique organization that offers internships to University of Missouri System students at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. ASUM allows students to gain experience as registered lobbyists in the … Continue reading

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Recent graduates receive School of Law awards

Kenneth Donald Kinney and Sara Christensen, both class of 2014 UMKC School of Law graduates, received prestigious awards during the law school’s annual student awards ceremony.  Kinney received the Law Alumni Association Charles E. Whittaker Award for Academic Excellence, named … Continue reading

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UMKC School of Law Celebrates 2014 Commencement

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law recently celebrated its graduates and their families at the commencement ceremonies held May 17. More than 150 students made up the May 2014 list of graduates, including 17 receiving their LL.M.s. Graduation … Continue reading

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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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