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Opening Doors to a Career in the Law: An Interactive Session with Legal Professionals

Sat May 11, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
UMKC Law School, Stoup Courtroom Map
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What do Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Supreme Court and Patty Breckenridge of the Supreme Court of Missouri have in common? They are all attorneys who started out in the Girl Scouts. 

Curious to explore what a career in law could look like? Thinking about how your future career could change the world?

Very few careers can match the law in its capacity to impact society, to protect the rights of individuals and to bring to life the principles upon which this country was created. Once a profession dominated by men, the legal field today includes more women than ever before. To ensure that this trend continues, The Missouri Bar is thrilled to bring together female judges and attorneys and Girl Scouts to help inspire our next generation of female law professionals. This session will be highly interactive and involve elements of education, mentoring, problem-solving and discussion. Judicial professionals will share their inspirational stories and what they have learned about success in life and the law, as well as providing guidance to the participants on moving ahead with their own careers. Girl Scouts will also be presented with contemporary legal issues and challenged to provide their own analysis and perspectives on how these questions should be resolved. It promises to be a day of self-discovery, motivation and enlightenment.

Cost per person: $3

Registration Requirements:  All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to

Registration: Click the link above!

Badge Connections: Truth Seeker, Social Innovator, Public Policy