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Marie Dispenza, J.D.

Director of Major Gifts
UMKC School of Law, and
Executive Director,
UMKC Law Foundation

(816) 235-6328
(email is my preference)

The UMKC School of Law helps students become outstanding lawyers, inspiring leaders and principled citizens who make a difference. Our generous alumni and friends continue to make student and faculty support and capital improvements a reality.

Priorities for the School of Law include:

  • Sponsor trial team competitions and law student organizations, such as trial practice and moot court (appellate advocacy) competitions, and activities with the Student Bar Association and the Association for Women Law Students.
  • Support diversity scholarships and program support – more than 80% of law school students qualify for financial aid.
  • Underwrite programs in entrepreneurship and provide support for the family law clinic.
  • Give to the annual full-tuition scholarship to honor the legacy of Dean Ellen Suni to support first-generation law students.  Every gift made will be matched dollar for dollar by the David Westfall J.D. ’55 Scholarship Matching Gift Program.

For more information please visit the School of Law.

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