University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law

University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law 
500 E. 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
Phone: 816.235.1644 | Fax: 816.235.5276
Email: law@umkc.edu | Website: law.umkc.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, in admissions, educational programs or activities, and employment. The university complies with all federal and state laws and University of Missouri system policy regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the state of Missouri Human Rights Act Chapter 213 RSMO.

UMKC considers any allegations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and sex/gender discrimination serious and will thoroughly investigate. Sybil Wyatt is UMKC’s Title IX Coordinator. Sybil can be reached at wyattsb@umkc.edu or 816.235.6705.

Any person who feels they have been discriminated against or who have inquiries regarding this institution’s compliance with the foregoing regulations may contact UMKC’s Affirmative Action by visiting

The Office of Affirmative Action
Administrative Center
5115 Oak Street, Room 212
Kansas City, MO  64110

816.235.1771
http://info.umkc.edu/hr/affirmative-action/

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, in admissions, educational programs or activities, and employment. The university complies with all federal and state laws and University of Missouri system policy regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the state of Missouri Human Rights Act Chapter 213 RSMO.

UMKC considers any allegations of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and sex/gender discrimination serious and will thoroughly investigate. Sybil Wyatt is UMKC’s Title IX Coordinator. Sybil can be reached at wyattsb@umkc.edu or 816.235.6705.

Any person who feels they have been discriminated against or who have inquiries regarding this institution’s compliance with the foregoing regulations may contact UMKC’s Affirmative Action by visiting

The Office of Affirmative Action
Administrative Center
5115 Oak Street, Room 212
Kansas City, MO  64110

816.235.1771
http://info.umkc.edu/hr/affirmative-action/

 

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

Outlaws was formed to provide support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and their supporters. It is designed to provide an outlet for social interaction and recreation for LGBT people and their friends, supporters, and associates. Outlaws will also advocate for the education of the UMKC students, faculty, and staff regarding LGBT issues.

For more information, contact

Norm Plate
Faculty Advisor
Email: 
platen@umkc.edu

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Mary Kay O’Malley
Clinical Professor of Law
Phone: 816.235.6298
Email: 
omalleymk@umkc.edu

Norm Plate
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Phone: 816.235.1005
Email: 
platen@umkc.edu

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

No

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

The course Gender and Justice is offered each year, as is Employment Discrimination. In addition, miniterm courses, such as Law and Sexual Orientation, Sexuality and the Law, and Identity and Film, address LGBT issues and are offered from time to time.

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

UMKC provides medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance to same-sex couples.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

No

Additional Information

Our students, faculty, and staff are in an environment that is both warm and welcoming. We are indeed a community of learners for everyone!

The campus also has a very active LGBTQIA Programs & Services office that provides programming throughout the year.