To accomplish its mission of promoting the competency and skills of alumni, members of the bar at large and other professionals in support of the practice of law, the UMKC Law School Continuing Legal Education office produces approximately 50 domestic events which focus on a variety of practice areas. In addition to domestic programs, the office coordinates continuing education abroad programs to a variety of international destinations.
The CLE office also publishes practice manuals and other educational material in a variety of legal subjects.
UMKC law school students may attend most UMKC CLE-sponsored events free of charge and purchase CLE publications at cost. Attendance at these events exposes students to the practical aspects of law practice and provides meaningful opportunities for networking with potential employers.
The CLE office coordinates courses taught by volunteeer adjunct professors and the Advanced Professional Studies program, which permits practicing attorneys and other professionals to take for-credit law school courses for non-degree credit.
The CLE office administers cash prizes given exclusively to UMKC law school students by the Kansas City Estate Planning Prize Competition.