UMKC 2011 Team competes in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law




The UMKC School of Law Emphasis in Child and Family Law prepares students to serve the whole family -- from infants to elders -- and maintains a unique collaborative and interdisciplinary framework. Students who qualify for and successfully complete the credential requirements in the Child and Family Law program should be in an excellent position to pursue and succeed in careers serving children, families, and elders, whether in private or government practice or in other leadership roles.




The Child and Family Law Faculty 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 the emphasis area, level of interest in serving children or families, and ability to identify an adviser willing to advise and supervise the student. No student shall be admitted to the Child and Family Law program unless he or she has a grade-point average of 2.6 or above in all law school classes previously taken. Students seeking admission should complete the application and return to Dean Glesner Fines.


General Requirements


         a minimum of fifteen credit hours of emphasis classes, including the child and family services clinic,

         Research and writing project on a family law topic

         Specialized ethics course or research


Students must maintain a portfolio of their work in the emphasis, with samples of writing, evaluations by the faculty advisor and others, and self-evaluations. All students approved for the concentration will be assigned a faculty advisor. All students must meet with their advisor before completing the emphasis program to review the studentís portfolio.






For more information contact :

Barbara Glesner Fines

Associate Dean

UMKC School of Law

5100 Rockhill Road

Kansas City Missouri 64110

(816) 235-2380



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



University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law