University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

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University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

UMKC School of Law provides academic and professional training to students seeking careers in law. Our faculty are outstanding scholars who have extensive practice experience. Faculty at UMKC are actively engaged with students both inside and outside the classroom. Our classes are relatively small (by law school standards) and many of our substantive courses incorporate simulations and service learning opportunities. Our faculty and students are collegial and the school provides many opportunities for interaction and development of close personal relationships that will last throughout one's career. We like to think of ourselves as the urban, public law school with the small, liberal arts feel. We are a law school that teaches students to become lawyers in the best tradition of the profession and introduces them to the opportunities and obligations of the legal profession and its role in the greater community. We appreciate the work of lawyers and their many contributions, which include educating people and institutions about their rights, helping to design prosperous business and community ventures, and working towards the effective and efficient resolution of disputes. We maintain a faculty devoted both to professional service and to advancing knowledge through the production of excellent academic scholarship.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.umkc.edu/
Address: 500 E 52nd St, Kansas City, MO 64110
Admission Phone: (816) 235-1644
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students462
Student-faculty ratio16:1
Tuition $18,647 per year (full-time, in-state)
$35,456 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$11,360 per year (part-time, in-state)
$21,446 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$17,368
Founded In1936
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
agstephe26 155 A 3.60

Accepted

Yes - - - 8 months ago
kellialbrecht 152 A 3.47

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
mpmejia1994 140 A 2.39

Interested In Applying

No - - - 3 months ago
Danielle 155 P 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
EjayeL 160 P 3.91

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
jshelton 154 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Umana123 148 A 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
LindseyRich 155 P 3.36

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
SPECTRUM43 159 P 3.12

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ashleyellenz 154 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Deidra.ritchhart 150 P 2.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
C230a860 151 A 3.35

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 years ago
marissamallon 153 A 3.95

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
bdunwoody 162 A 3.90

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants518518
Number of Offers290290
Number of Matriculants122122
75% GPA3.623.62
Median GPA3.423.42
25% GPA3.183.18
75% LSAT155155
Median LSAT152152
25% LSAT150150
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students416
Total Students Receiving Grants286
% of Students Receiving Grants69
75% Grant Amount$17,369
Median Grant Amount$7,000
25% Grants Amount$2,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (49)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (13)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (6)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (105)
  • Hispanics (7)
  • Black or African American (7)
  • Asian (3)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (5)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (4)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (4)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (5)


  • Total Women% (47)
  • Total Men% (52)
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 131 83.97%
2016 156 81.41%
2015 130 93.85%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (59)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (4)
  • Employed Other (4)
  • Unemployed (10)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association