Professional and Social Activities

Student Organizations

At UMKC, the law school experience extends far beyond the classroom. We offer many ways for students to get involved through organizations matching a variety of interests within the law school and the larger university community. These organizations are listed at the law school's website.

Scholarly Publications

The UMKC School of Law offers two opportunities for students to develop research, writing and editorial skills through membership on the staff of one of the law school's two journals: the UMKC Law Review and the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


UMKC Law School has established a strong tradition of excellence in national and regional skills competitions.  Students may participate as a member of one of the law school's various lawyering skills competition teams.  

Clinics and Internships

Through its various clinical opportunities the law school serves the urban community and provides important opportunities for students to gain valuable experience. More information can be found at the law school's website.

International Programs

Through its study-abroad opportunities, students at the law school can gain valuable global perspectives on the law.  Summer study programs permit students to visit China or Ireland and Wales while semester-long study abroad programs are available for students desiring more in-depth experiences abroad.