Founded in 1932, the UMKC Law Review is a general-interest academic legal journal. The UMKC Law Review is a student-run journal. The principal missions of the Law Review are to contribute to legal scholarship by addressing important legal and social issues, and to educate and foster intellectual discourse at UMKC School of Law.
Each year the Law Review publishes one volume, which appears in four separate issues between November and May. Each issue contains material written by student members of the Law Review and outside contributors, such as law professors, judges, and practicing lawyers. Libraries, attorneys, judges, law firms, government agencies, and others subscribe to the Law Review.
Current Issue: Volume 89, Number 4 (2021) Multidistrict Litigation: Judicial and Practitioner Perspectives
MDL Cartography: Mapping the Five Stages of a Federal MDL
Ryan C. Hudson, Rex Sharp, and Nancy Levit
JPML Process: A Defendant’s Perspective
Sheila L. Birnbaum, Hayden A. Coleman, Jacqueline D. Harrington, and Ashley A. Flynn
Federal Multidistrict Litigation Coordination with State Courts
Dawn M. Barrios and Julie A. Callsen
Mandatory Early Vetting in MDLs: Just a Red Herring?
Tricia L. Campbell and O N. Smith
Early Vetting: A Simple Plan to Shed MDL Docket Bloat
Alan E. Rothman and Mallika Balachandran
Planning for Aggressive Multiparty Discovery in a Fast-Moving, Complex MDL: An Example from the Opioids Litigation
Paul J. Geller, Aelish M. Baig, Thomas E. Egler, and Matthew S. Melamed
A Judicial Perspective on Approaches to MDL Settlement
Stephen R. Bough and Anne E. Case-Halferty
Remand: The Final Step in the MDL Process — Sooner Rather than Later
Joseph R. Goodwin
Is the Wayfair Ruling Way-Un-Fair for Small Businesses?