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UMKC School of Law

Rank 114 (USNWR 2022)
154
Median LSAT
3.48
Median GPA
54.2%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • UMKC School of Law
  • University of Missouri—Kansas City
  • MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY, UNIVERSITY OF
  • UMKC

UMKC School of Law is a law school located in Kansas City, Missouri. The school was ranked 114 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UMKC School of Law is approximately 134.

Admissions website: https://law.umkc.edu/admissions/index.html

Admissions email: admissions@umkc.edu

Admissions phone: 816-235-1651

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UMKC School of Law Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 152 154 157
GPA 3.21 3.48 3.74
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 601 12
# Admissions offers 326 -
Class size 134 22
% Accepted 54.2% 22
% Yield 39.6% 82

During the 2022 application cycle, 601 people applied and 326 were offered admission.

University of Missouri—Kansas City has a 1L class size of 134, and yield of 39.57%. 129 out of 326 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 39.57% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at University of Missouri—Kansas City has a median LSAT of 154. The 25th percentile LSAT is 152 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 157.

The median GPA is 3.48. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.21 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.74.

UMKC School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 36 applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

How much does UMKC School of Law cost per year?

$0.00
Tuition
$17,480.00
CoA
70.40%
Grads with debt
$87,950.00
Average debt
$55,000.00
Salary, 25th %
$67,500.00
Salary
$48,462.00
PI Salary
42.60%
Employment rate
83.60%
Bar pass rate

Cost of attending UMKC School of Law

In 2022, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $17,480 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

UMKC School of Law employment outcomes

JD graduates from University of Missouri—Kansas City make $67,500 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $48,462.

55.8% of law graduates from University of Missouri—Kansas City go directly to work for law firms, while 8.0% clerk for a judge. 8.0% of graduates go into public interest.

83.6% of University of Missouri—Kansas City graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about UMKC 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.

UMKC School of Law is a community of scholars, with faculty and students working together to address the legal issues and problems confronting society today on the local, state, federal, and international levels. Because we train many of the region’s practitioners, business people, judges, and politicians, we have a special responsibility to see that they are competent members of the bench and bar, advisers, and administrators; technically proficient, professionally responsible, and knowledgeable about the range of social, political, and economic ideas that influence our society. In doing so, we are aware that our graduates must be comfortable in a variety of professional settings with people from a variety of experiences, from land-use planning meetings with the local town council to trade negotiations in Mexico City, from an opening statement in the county courthouse to an appellate argument before the United States Supreme Court. While the details of such settings change over time, we can prepare students for such varied work by always concentrating on the foundations of good lawyering: respect for people, respect for knowledge and ideas, and respect for justice.

As a Law School, we build on a strong tradition of advocacy, civic engagement, and academic excellence—a program that has not only produced some of the region’s best lawyers and judges, but one that has also trained a US Supreme Court Justice (Charles Whittaker) and an American President (Harry Truman). We embrace and foster a collegial, collaborative model of professional education and maintain an intellectual and cultural environment that fosters broad thinking, local and

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