Legal Connection: Student Law Academy

"Increasing diversity in our profession is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. The Kansas City legal community will realize its fullest potential only when the talents of all who practice law or aspire to a legal career, regardless of background, are welcomed." - Sylvester "Sly" James, KCMBA Past President and founder of the Diversity Initiative

KCMBF, in partnership with local education non-profit PREP-KC, founded Student Law Academy in 2019. SLA aspires to serve as a future pipeline to diversify Kansas City's legal community. Its mission is to provide underprivileged urban high school students, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, meaningful exposure to a career in the legal profession. 

The next Student Law Academy will take place in summer 2020. Read about the 2019 program and email Sharra Wagner at to get involved. 
Learn more about SLA and the other Legal Connection programs by watching the video below:

Student Law Academy Photos 2019