University of Missouri School of Law

University of Missouri School of Law

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Basic Information
Type: 
Public
Enrollment: 
336

The University of Missouri School of Law, the older of the two state schools, is located on the main campus in Columbia. Also called Mizzou Law, it was ranked the 14th best value law school in the nation, one of the highest in the region.

This is thanks to a good employment rate and a strong bar-passage rate. In addition, costs are affordable.

“Our tuition has always offered an outstanding value for our students, with costs below those of private law schools and many public law schools,” Dean Gary Myers said. “Nearly 60 percent of our students receive scholarships to defray the cost of tuition.”

Students graduate with an average debt of just $79,428.

“First and foremost, this is a collegial place. Our faculty and staff have their doors open and are welcoming to students,” Myers added. “Students who come to Mizzou Law form lifelong bonds with their classmates, as well as with their faculty mentors.”

The University of Missouri offers programs that allow students to take their legal education to another level. It has several required courses and presentations that all must take during certain years. Students can earn a certificate in dispute resolution; they are also offered concentrations in criminal law and taxation. Alongside the newly opened Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship, the school provides experiential opportunities in veterans’ affairs, jurisprudence and small business start-ups.

“Veterans issues are on the front page these days, and our students are helping veterans with appeals for denial of benefits that they or their families might receive,” Myers said. “[The clinic has] a dual role. It helps the veterans and families, and gives students experience with real clients and real cases.”

Additionally, the university’s undergraduate strength in both journalism and business has fostered strong joint degree programs. The school uses a unique write-on system to pick applicants for its three law reviews.

Admission Profile
Application Deadline: 
3/1
Application Fee: 

$60

Financial Aid Deadline: 

3/1

 LSATGPA
75th Percentile1603.72
Median1583.48
25th Percentile1533.17
Financial Profile
 ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition$20,918$38,672
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$12750
Percent receiving grants71.70%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
 Rate
Post-grad employment 90.60%
NJ Employment79.5
Bar Passage84.80%
State87.30%
Academic Profile
Best Law Schools 2016: Best Value: 
A-
Concentrations: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Criminal Law and Procedure
Tax Law
Website: 
www.law.missouri.edu