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School of Law recognized as a top regional school for black students

UMKC’s Law School has been selected as one of “the best law schools for black students” in the first edition of “The Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools,” published by On Being a Black Lawyer.  Previously, UMKC’s Law School has been named a “Top 20” best value in the U.S.

The “Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools” was “established in 2008 to report news of import to black legal professionals.”  The company also produces e-newsletters, events and social media platforms to engage black legal professionals.

While UMKC does not make the “Guide’s” top 25, it does make the cut for one of the best law schools in the Midwest region, whereas other schools like UCLA and Michigan are not recognized at all.  No other law schools in Missouri or Kansas are recognized.

“We highly endorse the law schools that appear on our list.  After months of careful and meticulous research, we are confident these law schools provide the clearest path to law school success for future black attorneys,” said OBABL’s CEO and publisher, Yolanda Young.

“We are delighted to be included in the “Guide’s” Top 5 Midwestern law schools. The ranking speaks to our value, the quality of our instruction and the way our reputation drives job opportunities for our graduates in Kansas City’s legal community,” said Ellen Suni, dean of the UMKC School of Law.

“The Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools” can be viewed at

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