University of Missouri Kansas City, Missouri

Report
2014 ELLA LAW SCHOOL VISITS &
J. RUEBEN CLARK LAW SOCIETY
CONFERENCE
AUDREY’ANA NAU
VICE PRESIDENT, UVU CHRISTINE M.
DURHAM PRELAW CLUB
DAVID NAU
MEMBER, UVU CHRISTINE M. DURHAM
PRELAW CLUB
ELLA GRANT 2014
-Eileen Doyle Crane, J.D., University Prelaw Advisor, received an
ELLA Grant to take two UVU students to Missouri,
Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska, to visit 8 Midwest law schools
and attend the 11th Annual JRCLS Conference at the University
of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law
-Audrey’Ana and David Nau met with deans, went on school tours, and
compiled data from each school
-They networked with current law students and attorneys from
around the U.S. and world
-The Nau’s attended several conference presentations, including those
that addressed the various kinds of law practice that are
available to graduates of law school which were provided by
various lawyers and professors.
VARIOUS LAW SCHOOLS
ATTENDED
2014 Law School Visit Reports
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Drake University, Omaha, NE
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
-12 clinics and 6 externships, including programs in NYC and DC, American Indian Law, and the
Africa and Asia externship
-92 % of 2013 graduates were employed
-WashU Law is the oldest private law school west of the Mississippi
-Half of all first-year classes are limited to 45 students
-Great scholarships and financial aid available
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
SLU LAW offers:
• Concentrations in 9 areas of law
• 4 Centers of Excellence, including the nation's
premier health law program
• 10 dual-degree programs
• A part-time program for working adults
• Extensive practical experience in Legal Clinics
• Opportunities to study abroad
• Merit-based scholarships, including 10 fulltuition scholarships
• A wealth of externship opportunities
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New building opened this year
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Perfect location in the city, surrounded by
the Justice and City Courts
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Small class sizes and interesting sites
within short walking distance
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
OMAHA, NEBRASKA
“Educating for Service & Justice”
The School of Law offers a curriculum designed
to provide students with intellectual challenge,
academic rigor, and an opportunity to develop a
foundation of moral values for life-long service
in the law. Areas of focus:
- Business Law
- Criminal Law and Procedure
- International and Comparative Law
- Litigation
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
- Students describe the academic atmosphere
at MU as challenging, but with an emphasis on
learning rather than competition
- Courses offer students a broad and balanced
perspective on the law and legal institutions to
prepare them for a wide range of career
options in law, and alternative careers
anywhere in the country
- About 65 students in each class
- Family-friendly environment with lots of fun
activities and socials
- Scholarships available along with financial aid
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
-The Annual JRCLS Conference was held here and for good reason; it was a great venue
-UMKC believes law school is about more than just attending class. UMKC sets itself apart from
other law schools by creating a collaborative community between students, faculty, and staff
-As a National Jurist “Best Value” Law School, UMKC is ranked not only on affordable cost of
tuition, but also on Kansas City’s affordable cost of living, bar passage rate, and employment data
-The School of Law prides itself on being a leader in innovation and was recently recognized as one
of the 15 most innovative law schools by National Jurist magazine and one of the 25 most
innovative law schools by Prelaw Magazine
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
LAWRENCE, KANSAS
- The KU Law philosophy is to teach students the foundations of the law, and then provide them with the handson experience necessary to begin their careers ready for practice. KU offers 12 clinical programs with more than
200 clinical openings for students
- Small classes are instrumental in fostering the close-knit and supportive environment found in Green Hall. More
than 2/3’s of upper-level classes feature class sizes of less than 25 students
- KU Law takes prides in its ability to offer a world-class legal education at a reasonable rate of tuition
- Graduate finish with an average debt burden far below the amounts found at other law schools
-KU attracts students from diverse backgrounds ensuring that many points of view are heard in the classrooms
and in the legal community
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY
TOPEKA, KANSAS
• Washburn University School of Law provides
the benefits of a private education
• Small-size, collegial atmosphere, low studentfaculty ratio -- at a public school cost
• Students can earn certificates of
concentration in eight practice areas
• Students participate in more than 30 student
organizations
• Washburn prepares outstanding lawyers who
will serve their local, national, and global
communities with excellence, integrity, and
professionalism
DRAKE UNIVERSITY
OMAHA, NEBRASKA
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Drake Law School combines a rich history and tradition with the latest technology and an innovative
curriculum including a unique First-Year Trial Practicum
Bar passage rates are consistently above the national average
Generous financial assistance provides more than $4M in scholarships annually
Student indebtedness is 14% below the private institution national average
Beautiful campus, well diversified, and awesome programs to be offered
Average class size is about 45-65 students

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