Add/Drop and Refund Dates

Please make sure that you have added or dropped all courses for the Spring semester prior to the February 2, 2016, this includes the adding of General Writing Requirements for the Spring semester.

Spring 2016 Add/Drop Dates for Law Classes:

Last Day to add classes without signature: Monday, January 25, 2016

Last Day to added classes with instructor, and Dean’s signature: Tuesday, February, 2, 2016

Last Day to drop classes without a “WD”: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Last Day to drop classes with a “WD”: Monday, March 7, 2016

For information on Refunds please visit the University’s Refunds page at: and click on “Spring refund examples”.  Withdrawal days are based on calendar days not business days.


Mediation Training Winter Intercession Course

Mediation Spring 2016

REGISTRATION:  The mediation courses will be given during the Spring 2015-2016 intersession — the interim between the Fall and Spring semesters. They are considered Spring 2016 classes and will be listed In the Spring 2016 Schedule of Classes  listed online.  Since these classes tend to fill up very quickly, you should register for them as soon as your registration date opens.


Non-joint degree law students must complete the Request to Transfer Graduate Courses Toward JD Degree located HERE (or copy and paste  and submit to the Dean’s office for Assistant Dean Ivy Banks’ approval prior to registrationInstructions and details are included on the request form.

 NOTE:  Joint degree-seeking students are not eligible to receive permission to transfer either mediation course toward their JD degree.

Ireland/Wales Study Abroad Information Sessions

Please join Professor Dana Cole from Akron Law and Libby Johnson, UMKC’s study abroad program coordinator 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 noon today. 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 members of the UMKC faculty in Ireland and Wales, please contact Libby Johnson at or (816) 235-1584 or Professor Cole at or (937) 219-1759.

Law School Softball Team — Wilson’s Warriors

      The Law School is looking to have a co-ed softball team this summer.  Dean Wilson will lead the charge and Prof. Spring will help with the administrative functions.   We have won two championships in recent years.  If we want to play in the First Session we need to register and have a roster together by May 20th.   The First Session games will be Wednesdays at either 5 or 6 pm starting May 27th.  It is recognized that this conflicts with some of our summer classes but hopefully we can prevail on the scheduler to give us more 5 pm games that will be over in time for team members to attend class afterward (games last approximately one hour) and we will have enough players to fill in.   

       The Intramural Office strictly enforces its rules and someone cannot just show up and play.  If you want to play you need to be on the roster and meet the eligibility requirements (set out below) before the first game.  If you want to play please email and indicate your relative level of experience.  We have been competitive (the leagues aren’t that good) with a mix of talent and experience in the past and everyone is welcome.  It is good fun that is very collegial and it is hoped that we will have plenty of participants to field a team.  The eligibility standards are:

Students enrolled in summer classes, in at least one (1) credit in any academic summer session(s)

Students not enrolled in summer classes, but who have purchased a full SRWC Membership for the summer

Students not enrolled in summer classes, but who are returning for Fall 2015 credits (and were also enrolled in Spring 2015) who purchase a Summer Intramural Pass for $5

Full-time Staff/Faculty

NOTE: Students who graduate May 2015, or incoming students new to UA for Fall 2015, will NOT be eligible to participate.

Attn: First Year Students

First Year F-T and P-T students, please be advised that in an effort to keep the sections even, the Dean’s Office will administratively register you into your Spring courses.  Please refer to the Spring Schedule Materials to see when your respective courses will meet.

Additionally, an enrollment hold has been placed on your accounts preventing you from registering for classes.  You are required to attend one of the Mandatory Registration Sessions scheduled for Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.  Failure to attend one of these mandatory sessions will result in the enrollment hold remaining on your account preventing you from being registered for Spring courses by the Dean’s Office.