UMKC School of Law Tenant Representation - Truman Summer Clerk, 77621

Job Title: UMKC School of Law Tenant Representation - Truman Summer Clerk, 77621
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 40903
Hiring Department

UMKC School of Law

Job Description

The UMKC School of Law Tenant Representation Initiative plans to hire up to three Truman Summer Clerks to work with Truman Fellows and Clinical faculty who provide legal representation to tenants facing eviction. This is a two-month, full-time summer clerkship. These summer clerkships are grant funded to assist with representation of tenants facing these challenges. Summer clerks will assist with client intake, negotiation with opposing counsel or pro se landlords, and under supervision make court appearances on behalf of clients of the initiative.

This is a two-month, full-time summer clerkship. Start date between June 1 and June 15.

The Fellowships and the Summer Clerkships are named for Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, who attended Kansas City School of Law and served for a time as the presiding judge in Jackson County, Missouri.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Students must be eligible for Missouri Supreme Court Rule 13 certification (JD students who have completed at least 46 credits and be in good standing at the School of Law).
  • Prior clinical experience, externship experience, strong lawyering skills, and a commitment to public service are helpful, but not essential.
Full Time/Part Time

This is a two month summer clerkship, 40 hours per week position not eligible for university benefits due to contract term. This position is not eligible for Field Placement internship JD-credit because it is compensated.



Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Associate Dean Jeffrey Thomas, [email protected], 816-235-2378.

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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