UMKC School of Law

Rank 117 (USNWR 2024)
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Also known as

  • UMKC School of Law
  • University of Missouri—Kansas City
  • UMKC

UMKC School of Law is a law school located in Kansas City, Missouri. The school was ranked 117 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for UMKC School of Law is approximately 141.

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 3.16 3.47 3.73
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 620 16
# Admissions offers 323 -
Class size 141 34
% Accepted 52.1% 28
% Yield 43.0% 92

During the 2024 application cycle, 620 people applied and 323 were offered admission.

University of Missouri—Kansas City has a 1L class size of 141, and yield of 43.03%. 139 out of 323 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 43.03% 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 158.

The median GPA is 3.55. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.22 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.75.

UMKC School of Law LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 37 applicants for the 2022-2023 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?

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Cost of attending UMKC School of Law

In 2024, tuition was $0 and the annual cost of attending was $20,277 (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 $72,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $50,000.

49.1% of law graduates from University of Missouri—Kansas City go directly to work for law firms, while 10.0% clerk for a judge. 7.3% of graduates go into public interest.

74.8% 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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It's a very laid back interview, mine was with a super chill professor
I heard back within a week of submitting my app and got my scholarship the same day as acceptance
is anyone attending the Future Students' day?
Just had my interview, thanks to everyone for the tips. How long after interviewing did people hear back typically?
took me like 5 weeks to hear back but I have a weird app. yours shouldnt be so bad
I also did my interview today; seemed like they really wanted to sell me on the school over other regionals
Got the interview too, trying to see what job market is like in KC tho
anyone do the interview for UMKC? i received an email for interview request but i was wondering what it was like for any of you
is it safe to say if you don't get a request for an interview ut's an r?
**it's an R?
looking at your stats i would say you would get in. idk the other qualifications you have. i received an interview request a week after i applied, then an acceptance the next day. im almost positive they interview every single candidate though
They indicated a decision has been made on Lawhub and it will be in my email. It's been a day and I haven't received anything. And I wasn't interviewed so I am assuming it's an R
Same here.
@marieantoinetteslawyer: I emailed them and there was an error on their end, they emailed me my decision letter
Thanks! I got waitlisted.
I genuinely think we just applied too late. The email made it seem like they had already accepted as many people as they could and they probably just waitlisted all of us.
the first seat deposit is due april 1st, so im sure you will probably be accepted after that. UMKC is just a safety school for a lot of people
umkc was my top choice
anyone going to admitted students day saturday?
I just got the interview request. UMKC is my top choice and even if it werent I cannot relocate. My boyfriend is doing his residency here. As for saturday, i probably will.
goodluck on the interview its super chill! but that message was old about saturday, but if you get admitted i can send you the facebook link to the group!
Can I ask who you interviewed with? I hate that it doesnt show a date, I would appreciate that! I signed up for future students day april 17th!
Professor Rostron
Okay, I have Hoyt.
@Legallyveryconfused: I’m in! Will you send me the link?
wait wtf??? they gave you 24k??
Yes. I got 2, one is 6,000 for "demonstrated achievement, personal initiative, and potential to enrich the community" and the other was a "non resident scholar" for 18,000.
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