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The UMKC Law Review organizes symposiums on a large variety of complex issues and topics in the legal profession. For these symposiums, we invite authors that specialize in the particular subject that the symposium covers, collecting and publishing scholarly articles from specialists in their respective fields. Below, you can find past symposiums hosted by the UMKC Law Review.

Prior Symposia

2021

  • Margaret Reuter, Professional Identity Formation and Its Pedagogy
  • Ryan C. Hudson, Rex Sharp, and Nancy Levit, Multidistrict Litigation: Judicial and Practitioner Perspectives

2020

  • Anthony Luppino, Organizational and Transactional Structures for Social Entrepreneurship

2019

  • Irma Russell, Unprecedented: Deregulation, Executive Power, and Endangerment of the Rule of Law
  • Del Wright Jr., Blockchain, Cryptoassets, and the Law

2018

  • Judge Stephen Bough, Criminal Sentencing Reform
  • Irma Russell, The Bryan Cave/Edward A. Smith Symposium: The Green Economy
  • Nancy Levit, The Southeastern Association of Law Schools Symposium: Seventieth Anniversary Stories

2017

  • Michael J. Robak, The Responsive Cities Symposium: The Age of Smart City Begins at the Intersection of Privacy, the Gig Economy, Big Data, Smart Citizens and the Rise of the Internet of Things: Some Essays on the Issues, Directions, and Implications for Going Forward
  • Jamila Jefferson Jones, Race and Police Power

2016

  • Nancy Levit, After Obergefell: The Next Generation of LGBT Rights Litigation

2015

  • Anthony Luppino and Ellen Suni, Entrepreneurial Lawyering: Solo and Small Firm Training, Law School, Post-Graduate Incubators, and Residency Programs
  • Sean D. O’Brien and Kenneth Furguson, Traumatic Brain Injury and the Law

2014

  • Mary Kay Kisthardt, Mental Health, Psychology, and the Law
  • Timothy Lynch, China Symposium

2013

  • Daniel Weddle and Allen Rostron, Gathering at the Schoolhouse Gate: Forty Years of Landmark School Speech Cases Through the Eyes of Those Who Were There

2012

  • Ann Marie Marciarile, The Next Four Years: A Cross-Practice Analysis of Legal Issues Relevant to this Presidential Term
  • Timothy Lynch, FCIC Symposium: FCIC and the Crisis: Preventing the Next Financial Meltdown
  • Christopher M. Holman, IP and Technology Transfer Symposium: Fueling Innovation: Hot Topics in Patent Law and Policy

2011

  • Kris W. Kobach and Mira Mdivani, The Way Forward in Immigration

2010

  • June Carbone, Global Issues In Family Law Symposium
  • David Achtenberg, Symposium on Enforcing Constitutional Rights in the Twenty-First Century

2009

  • Sean O’Brien, Death Penalty Stories
  • Anthony Luppino, Symposium: Law, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Recovery

2008

  • Kenneth D. Ferguson, Sports Law Symposium: Emerging Legal Issues Affecting Amateur & Professional Athletes
  • June Carbone, Red State v. Blue State: The Judicial Role in an Era of Partisanship

2007

  • Barbara Glesner Fines, Ethics of Family Representation
  • Christopher M. Holman, Proteins, Patents, and Progress: The Interface of Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Law

2006

  • Robert H. Klonoff, Class Action Symposium: The Twentieth Anniversary of Phillips Petroleum Co. V. Shutts

2005

  • Allen Rostron, Armed Standoff: The Impasse in Gun Legislation and Litigation

2004

  • Ellen Suni and Julie Cheslik, Dismantling Hierarchies in Legal Education

2003

  • Barbara Glesner Fines, Symposium on Innovations in Pro Bono Practice

2002

  • Ellen Suni, Wrongful Convictions: Issues of Science, Evidence, and Innocence
  • Nancy Levit, Theorizing the Connections Among Systems of Subordination

2000

  • John Q. LaFord, Preventing Intimate Violence: Have Law and Public Policy Failed?
  • John Q. LaFord, Famous Trials Symposium

1998

  • Edward P. Richards, Health Law Symposium
  • Sean O’Brien, Criminal Law Symposium

1997

  • Nancy Levit and Robert C. Downs, Academic Evaluations Focus
  • Edwin T. Hood and Robert C. Downs, Business and the Law Focus

1996

  • Jeffrey E. Thomas, Missouri Focus

1995

  • William G. Eckhardt, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Gays in the Military
  • Barbara Glesner Fines, Missouri Focus

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