William P. Borland, Dean of the Kansas City School of
Law, was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, October 14, 1867. He lived
there until 1880, when he came to Kansas City. After
graduating from the High School, Mr. Borland entered the law office of
Pratt, McCrary & Ferry. Then he entered the law department
of the University of Michigan, from which he was graduated in 1892
with the degree of L. L. B.
Mr. Borland was one of the
founders of the Kansas City School of Law in 1895. He was
elected Dean in that year, and has been re-elected every year since
For one term Mr. Borland was
vice-president of the Kansas City Bar Association and a member of its
examining board. He was a charter member of the University Club.
The lectures of Mr. Borland before the classes of the Kansas City
School of Law on contracts, wills, and Blackstone's Commentaries have
made for him a reputation as an expounder of the intricate problems of
For a while Mr.
Broland was in partnership with Chas. E. Pratt, but since 1896
he has practiced alone. His duties as Dean of the School of Law
are not allowed to interfere with his practice.