UMKC Law Review


Founded in 1932, the UMKC Law Review is a general-interest academic legal journal. The UMKC Law Review is a student-run journal. The principal missions of the Law Review are to contribute to legal scholarship by addressing important legal and social issues, and to educate and foster intellectual discourse at UMKC School of Law.

Each year the Law Review publishes one volume, which appears in four separate issues between November and May. Each issue contains material written by student members of the Law Review and outside contributors, such as law professors, judges, and practicing lawyers. Libraries, attorneys, judges, law firms, government agencies, and others subscribe to the Law Review.

Recent Posts: UMKC Law Review

87.1 Single Issue Purchasing

We’ve had several individuals reach out to us about purchasing an individual issue/single copy of 87.1. Here’s how you can get can your hands on 87.1: Individual paper copies are available for purchase and they cost $16.00 (which includes shipping) and can be purchased online using this link, which is also accessible here on our website. We […]


Volume 87.1, our symposium issue focusing on criminal sentencing reform, is headed your way! If you are a current subscriber, we appreciate your support and we look forward to your feedback! If you are interested in subscribing to the UMKC Law Review, please follow the link, Forthcoming, Volume 87.2 a general issue! We will keep you […]

Summer 2018 Student Comment Selections

On behalf of the UMKC Law Review, We are excited to announce the summer comment writers whose papers were selected for publication: Rachel Zender, Bud, Bongs & Bank: The impact of state legalized marijuana on financial institutions Cody Weyhofen, Scaling the Meta-Mountain: Deep Reinforcement Learning Algorithms and the Computer-Authorship Debate Jessica Lile, FCC Privacy Protection and the Carpenter Decision Renee Warden, Where is the Empathy? […]

Congratulations to our very own, Jonathan Brown! Winner of the Warren E. Burger Prize for Writing!

The Warren E. Burger Prize for Writing is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. The American Inns of Court invites judges, lawyers, professors, students, scholars, and other authors to participate in the competition. One of our Managing Editors, Jonathan Brown is the 2018 winner. Jonathan will […]

Forthcoming Release: Volume 87, Issue 1

The latest volume of the UMKC Law Review will be available in print in the coming weeks! Volume 87, Issue 1 is a symposium edition that focuses on Criminal Sentencing Reform. If you are a current subscriber, it’ll be on it’s way and we appreciate your commitment! If you are interested in subscribing to the […]

The Bryan Cave/Edward A. Smith Symposium: The Green Economy

The Green Economy Symposium is a partnership of the Edward A. Smith/Bryan Cave Symposium, the UMKC Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative, The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Law Review and several academic units of UMKC. The symposium focused on the responsibility of preserving a livable environment in an age of environmental challenges such as climate change, water […]

Announcing New Payment Options!

We’re excited to announce UMKC Law Review has added a more convenient, secure, and quick way for you to subscribe or donate. We can now process secure on-the-spot credit card transactions using UMKC Law’s online registration system empowered by CiviCRM. We now accept all major credit cards. If you have any questions about your next invoice, […]

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