Information Session on Summer Study Abroad in Japan & South Korea

Information Session on Summer Study Abroad in Japan & South Korea
Come learn more about our new study abroad program in Japan & South Korea for Summer 2016. Hear from Dean Wilson and Prof. Cravens (Asst. Dean for Global Engagement) about this exciting opportunity to study international & comparative law in multiple international settings, learn important practical skills, get exposure to different legal cultures, and more! Information sessions will be held at two different dates and times to fit your schedule – come either on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 12:15 in Room L-151 OR Monday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 in Room L-165.

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Ireland/Wales Study Abroad Information Sessions

Please join Professor Dana Cole, UMKC’s Ireland Program Coordinator, and a professor from Wales for an information session about how you can earn six credit hours studying in Ireland and Wales from mid-May to mid-June 2016 through UMKC’s Study Abroad Program. Two information sessions will be held on Wednesday October 14, 2015 – one from 12:20 p.m. until 1:10 p.m. and the other from 5:30 p.m. until 6:20 p.m. Both sessions will be held in L-133.

Panera will be served! To ensure we have enough food for everyone, please RSVP to Angela Smith at by Monday October 12, 2015. Be sure to tell us which session you plan to attend.

If you can’t make it to either session but would like information about studying with Professor Cole and professors from Ireland and Wales in Ireland and Wales, please contact Libby Johnson at or (816) 235-1584 or Professor Cole at or (937) 219-1759.

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General Counsel of LegalZoom to Speak at Access to Justice Lecture October 9

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ABA President William Hubbard was quoted as saying the legal profession “must develop a new model to meet the needs of the underserved.” For many years the profession has mostly paid lipservice to addressing the needs of the middle class and small business consumers. Attempts to evolve the traditional model of delivery have fallen short of the mark, and a truly “new” model of delivery has taken root.

Alternative solutions and fledgling startups here and abroad are stepping up and gaining ground; the UK allows businesses owned by for-profit corporations. I want to take up the gauntlet thrown down by President Hubbard and imagine a law firm that is designed to meet this need – what should it look like, what can it do and how will it operate? What will the future of law need to look like if it wants to serve these forgotten consumers?

To Register:


Phone: 330.972.7988

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Two Dates to Save – Please Attend as Needed

Wednesday, September 23, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Room 165  – Ohio Bar Application Workshop
For all 2nd year students, full-time and part-time:  you need to submit your Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission to the Ohio Bar to the Supreme Court of Ohio by November 16.  Join the Director of the Ohio Supreme Court Bar Admissions Office to learn how to complete your application and to have your application questions answered.  *Please Note:  to prepare for this session and your application, please complete the information HERE by Monday, September 21.

Thursday, September 24, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Room 165  – Substance Abuse Lecture
This is for all students who plan to take the Ohio Bar at any time in the future.  You may fulfill this bar requirement at any time while you are in law school.

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March 7 Public Interest Auction – tickets go on sale Monday

It’s that time of year again! Your Student Bar Association has been planning tirelessly to make this year’s Public Interest Auction a memorable and beneficial night for students, faculty, and local attorneys. This year’s auction will feature over 50 items in both a live and silent auction, a live auctioneer, light hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar.

Student and faculty tickets are $10 per attendee and will be available in the Student Lounge starting Monday Feb. 23 through Friday Mar. 6 and at the door. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.

The Auction will be held on Saturday March 7 from 6-9pm at the FirstMerit Club Level on the 5th Floor of the InfoCision Stadium press tower.

As a reminder, any student who wishes to receive distributions from Public Interest Stipend MUST attend the Auction. If you want to be considered, you must attend. Please direct any questions to Dan Boyer at or ask your SBA Class Representatives.

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