Media & the Law Seminar
Each year, the University of Kansas School of Law and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Media Law Committee host the Media and the Law Seminar in Kansas City, along with other local events, to facilitate and encourage dialogue about the latest legal issues and developments in media, law and technology.
The 33rd Annual Media & the Law Seminar
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April 2 and 3, 2020
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, April 2 | 4 - 5:45 p.m.
CLE Bonus Session (Anticipating 2 CLE hours)
Friday, April 3 | 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
7 CLE hours, including 2 hour of ethics (Anticipating)
We are still in the planning stages for the seminar. Once we have more information on total CLE hours, we will update this site.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Rooms will be released at 5 p.m. (CST) March 12, 2020. After that date, room availability and rate cannot be guaranteed. To receive the special seminar rate of $164, please reserve online or by calling 816-421-6800 and mention that you are attending the Media and the Law Seminar.
Location & Parking
The Kansas City Marriott Downtown offers valet parking for $26 a day or self-parking for $20 a day to hotel guests. For those not staying at the hotel the hourly rate is $4.00 with a $20.00 cap (rates are subject to change). The parking garage is managed by an independent company, not the Marriott.
If you find you are unable to attend, we encourage you to send a qualified substitute and notify us ahead of time if possible. If you do need to cancel, you must send a written cancellation request on or before March 27, 2020 and you will receive a refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after that date.
Anticipated CLE Credit
The program is still in the planning stages but, we are anticipating a total of 9 CLE credit hours, including two hours of ethics, (two hours – Thursday afternoon Bonus Session and 7 hours (includes 2 hours ethics) – Friday Seminar). Once CLE’s are confirmed we will update this site. The seminar support staff will provide on-site assistance to attendees who plan to apply for CLE credit from other jurisdictions.
Kansas City Attractions
Thinking of enjoying the weekend in Kansas City after the seminar? There are attractions and events for everyone, including:
- Crown Center: Located in the heart of downtown this city within a city offers visitors 85 acres of shops, restaurants, and theatres.
- Country Club Plaza: One of Kansas City’s popular retail, dining and entertainment destinations within a 15-block district of fun.
- Westport: A fusion of local eateries, fashionable boutiques and hot night spots compounded with remnants of the neighbor- hood’s historic past, this entertainment district boasts a rich history as the oldest established community in Kansas City. More than 150 years ago, Westport marked the passage into the western frontier and set the foundation for what it is today: a thriving shopping center and entertainment district.
- Crossroads Arts District: Kansas City’s eclectic enclave hosts boutique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, creative businesses, studios and art galleries.
- Kansas City Power & Light District: Spread over a half-million square feet, the Kansas City Power & Light District is the Midwest’s premier entertainment epicenter. With more than 50 unique and captivating shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, the district offers something for everyone.
For additional information on the above attractions and Kansas City events, visit visitkc.com.
We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please call 785-864-5823 or mark the space on the registration form, and a KUPCE representative will contact you to discuss your needs. To ensure accommodation, please register at least two weeks before the start of the seminar. See the nondiscrimination policy below.
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About the Seminar
Since 1987, the Media and the Law seminar series has brought together lawyers, judges and others to discuss legal issues and trends in media, law and technology. Initiated by leadership in the Kansas City media liability insurance community, the seminar is planned by local area media lawyers, journalists and educators and coordinated by the University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education staff. From the latest First Amendment litigation to emerging social media risks, the "hot topics" of each year are explored and debated by a panel of experts and distinguished speakers.
For questions, contact:
The University of Kansas
Professional & Continuing Education
Regents Center 125
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: 785-864-5823 or (toll free) 877-404-5823