UMKC Catalog


Litigation Emphasis Area Requirements - Admission Requirements

Selection of Students for Admission to the Emphasis in Litigation
  • Deadline for admission to the Emphasis in Litigation program: Students should apply not later than their fifth semester of law school. An application form will be available and must be submitted by the deadline for applications set by the litigation concentration advisors committee and circulated to the student body. Decisions as to whether a student will be admitted to the Emphasis in Litigation will be made in the semester in which the student applies.
  • Procedure and Criteria for Selection:
    • The maximum number of students who will be permitted to enter the litigation program each year will be set by the litigation advisory committee taking into account the ability of the advisors to provide adequate supervision and advising. Each litigation adviser may set a maximum number of students that he or she will advise.
    • The litigation advisory committee will select the students to be admitted to the program. Criteria to be considered may include previous general academic performance in law school, previous academic performance in courses seen as particularly relevant to litigation, level of interest in litigation, and ability to identify an adviser willing to advise and supervise the student.
    • No student shall be admitted to the Litigation program unless he or she has a grade-point average of 2.7 or above in all law school classes previously taken.
  • Part-time Students and Other Students with Unusual Schedules: The litigation advisory committee is authorized to make appropriate adjustments in the deadlines for part-time students or other students whose schedules do not substantially conform to the six semester paradigm.