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UMKC Core Values

We identify our Values as the basis for reflection and dialogue. We strive to live our values as instruments for positive change.

Education First

  • We are committed to life-long learning
  • We recognize that students are integral to everything we do

Discovery and Innovation

  • We promote creativity, critical thinking and interdisciplinary cooperation
  • We promote scholarship in all its forms
  • We promote research and sharing of knowledge
  • We recognize and reward excellence

Integrity and Accountability

  • We encourage free, honest and candid communication
  • We accept individual responsibility for shared ownership
  • We are committed to sharing both information and decision-making
  • We foster academic and intellectual freedom

Diversity, Inclusiveness and Respect

  • We seek, support and celebrate the diversity of all people
  • We respect individual dignity
  • We are sensitive to differences in learning styles, ideas and beliefs

Energized Collaborative Communities

  • We nurture positive, visionary, empowering environments
  • We collaborate, partner and interact

Approved by the Extended Cabinet July 24, 2001



The UMKC School of Law Strategic Plan

Mission
The UMKC School of Law is dedicated to educating students to become outstanding lawyers who will serve their communities and the nation in the highest traditions of the legal profession, and is committed to producing significant scholarship that will enrich legal discourse among those who study and practice law.

Vision
The UMKC School of Law will become one of the top 50 law schools in the nation by educating lawyers who improve the quality of legal and professional service in their communities, and by producing scholarship that influences the nation's legal discourse.

Values
The core values considered critical to fulfilling the School's Vision which will also help the School present Lawyers of integrity and consequence to the communities it serves include: academic excellence, scholarship, community service, leadership, ethical standards, professionalism, experience (learning by doing), innovative teaching, diversity, personal fulfillment, entrepreneurship and accountability.                                                                                 
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Leon E. Bloch Law Library

Mission
We are Information Professionals facilitating the work of the legal scholar by providing access and an educated use of all types of legal information resources.

History
The Leon E. Bloch Law Library is located within the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School. The Library's collection spans three floors of the school. It is specifically designed to facilitate the work of the legal scholar through making available all types of information resources.

 The Library is a comfortable, efficient and user-friendly facility. Holdings encompass all major areas of legal scholarship and practice. Most of the collection is on open shelves, with ample research and study space provided by tables and study carrels.

In addition to a strong print collection, the library contains a Electronic Resource Center that houses computer-assisted legal research terminals (LEXIS and WESTLAW) and a local area network for instructional and research purposes. Law students have access to the all components of the Internet through user-friendly interfaces. Other automated learning tools include computer- assisted legal instruction (CALI) exercises, word processing software, a spreadsheet program and an outlining program.


Standard for all WebPages loaded onto the UMKC School of Law servers:

The web page must qualify within the scope of the mission of UMKC School of Law as part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Missouri System and the State of Missouri  This standard must be applied in the context of the Law School's dedication to education, research and service and must be done through use of reason and common sense.

UMKC School of Law
The UMKC School of Law is dedicated to educating students to become outstanding lawyers who will serve their communities and the nation in the highest traditions of the legal profession, and is committed to producing significant scholarship that will enrich legal discourse among those who study and practice law.
http://www1.law.umkc.edu/admissions/index.htm

University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City provides instruction, research and community service for continuous state and regional progress.
http://www.umkc.edu/umkc/catalog/html/intro/0240.html

The fundamental purpose of the University is to provide enlightened and able graduates who have the potential to provide leadership in the economic, social and cultural development of the state and nation. The fulfillment of this basic mission depends upon a sound general education program at the baccalaureate level.
http://www.umkc.edu/umkc/catalog/html/intro/0220.html  

University of Missouri
The University of Missouri serves the people of Missouri by providing instructional, research and extension programs.                                                             Electronic Services Team / 3-27-01