Student staff members of the Journal of Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers meet with members of the editorial board of the journal


Students attend the Missouri Bar Family Law Conference as part of their Divorce Process & Practice course.


UMKC Child and Family Law Program
Law in Service to Children & Families




Family Law is a growing and complex area of law. At UMKC, law students are provided a comprehensive core curriculum, addressing subjects essential to representing children and families.


          Family Law

          Children in the Law

          Elder Law

          Assisted Reproduction

          Gender and Justice

          Juvenile Offenders and the Law

          Seminar in Family Violence

          Ethical Issues in Representation of Families


Students have an opportunity through their coursework to work with family law attorneys from across the state and the nation. Courses designed to teach skills essential to family law practice include hands-on practice.


          Alternative Dispute Resolution


          Estate Planning and Drafting

          Guardian ad Litem Workshop


See the Clinic page for more information on the clinical and service opportunities in the program.



For more information contact :

Barbara Glesner Fines

Associate Dean

UMKC School of Law

5100 Rockhill Road

Kansas City Missouri 64110

(816) 235-2380