University of Missouri School of Law
The Law Department at the University of Missouri was founded in 1872. Since that time, the law school has produced well-rounded lawyers who are sensitive to ethical issues, prepared to serve clients and ready to be leaders in promoting justice for the State of Missouri and the nation.
At Mizzou Law, we are proud to offer an affordable, accessible legal education. Affordability is coupled with excellence in legal education. Our faculty are recognized for scholarly work and teaching excellence. Faculty members are regarded as experts in their fields and are regularly quoted in the national media in outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and The Wall Street Journal.
Our students are provided with a challenging and practical education. Our trial practice program gives students a hands-on experience, including the option of a January course with outstanding judges and lawyers and an advanced trial practice course taught by one of the leading trial practice attorneys in Missouri. Mizzou Law students have the opportunity to further hone their skills in one of our clinical programs – Criminal Prosecution Clinic, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, Family Violence Clinic, Innocence Clinic, Mediation Clinic and Veterans Clinic – or two practicums – Landlord/Tenant Practicum and Legislative Practicum.
As a national leader in the field of dispute resolution, we seek to complement a strong traditional curriculum with an orientation toward lawyering as a problem-solving endeavor. Our Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is nationally recognized, with leading scholars from around the country serving as fellows. Mizzou Law has been granted “Recognised Course Provider” status by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for four courses in the J.D. program, including three arbitration courses.
We support students in their quest for a law degree while they’re here in Hulston Hall, but we also know that there is life after law school. Our Career Development team offers students personalized attention as they examine career options and a wide array of career-related programs.
Life after law school frequently starts with the bar examination. In July 2017, Mizzou Law alumni taking the Missouri Bar Examination for the first time passed at a rate of 90.0 percent.
Career Development efforts are supported by an alumni network stretches far and wide, both geographically and in areas of practice. It includes alumni practicing in every county in Missouri, in 50 states and 23 countries around the world. You will find our alumni in all areas of practice: public service, government, business, academia, dispute resolution and at law firms of all sizes. They serve as members of the U.S. Congress and the Missouri General Assembly, prosecutors and public defenders, as entrepreneurs, and as partners at some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms. Mizzou Law alumni are leaders of The Missouri Bar – six of the last 15 presidents of the bar are our graduates.