UMKC School of Law’s nationally ranked Advocacy Program continues to compete at the highest levels and DBJ is thrilled to be a financial supporter helping to facilitate that success.
The success of the Program is enabling student teams to compete in prestigious competitions, including three teams from the program advancing to national trial competitions in spring, 2017. Two UMKC teams placed in the top four in the National Criminal Justice Trial Competition and the American Association of Justice competition.
UMKC Law Professor Rafe Foreman recognizes the role DBJ and other alumni donors play in the success of the program.
“It would be impossible to obtain national notoriety for our program and the law school without the generous support of our advocacy program donors. Their support has made a critical difference for our students and the program,” says Foreman.
DBJ partner Scott Bethune is committed to the program and has been a leader in the effort to secure alumni support.
“I give back not just to see the program rise in the rankings, but as an alumnus, I’m committed to the program’s success. Many of the major trial lawyers in Kansas City are UMKC alums. I met my law partners and many of my life-long friends at UMKC. The school’s success makes me proud.”