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File #: 20778    Version: 0 Name: Ctsy UMKC School of Law
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/29/2021 In control: County Legislature
On agenda: 10/4/2021 Final action: 10/4/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION congratulating the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law on the 125th Anniversary of its founding.
Sponsors: Tony Miller, Dan Tarwater III, Ronald E. Finley, Jalen Anderson, Crystal Williams, Scott Burnett, Charlie Franklin, Jeanie Lauer, Theresa Cass Galvin
Indexes: 2021 COURTESY RESOLUTIONS, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Attachments: 1. 20778adopt.pdf
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

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A RESOLUTION congratulating the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law on the 125th Anniversary of its founding.


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RESOLUTION NO. 20778, October 4, 2021

INTRODUCED BY Tony Miller, Dan Tarwater III, Ronald E. Finley, Jalen Anderson, Crystal Williams, Scott Burnett, Charlie Franklin, Jeanie Lauer, and Theresa Cass Galvin, County Legislators


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WHEREAS, the Kansas City School of Law was founded in 1895 as a private, independent law school; and,

WHEREAS, the Kansas City School of Law began classes in the basement of the New York Life Building in downtown Kansas City and established its first permanent home in 1926 at 913 Baltimore Avenue, a building which still bears the name "Kansas City School of Law"; and,

WHEREAS, the Kansas City School of Law was founded by members of the Kansas City Bar Association to provide an opportunity "for students too poor to leave the city to study law" and welcomed students "without distinction of sex, race, or citizenship" and the law school today continues to strive to open doors to legal education to first-generation college students, members of communities underrepresented in the law, and legal professionals from around the globe; and,

WHEREAS, the Kansas City School of Law merged with the University of Kansas City in 1938 and affiliated with the University of Missouri system in 1963, with the mission to provide student-centered, community-connected, justice-driven legal education and research; and,

WHEREAS, the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law serves the greater Kansas City community, providing over 38,000 hours of free legal services to the community annually and sharing faculty expertise on the improvement of law and the administration of justice through scholarship, continuing education, and community engagement; and,

WHEREAS, the UMKC School of Law's alumni include a president of the United States (Harry S Tru...

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