University of Missouri Law School of Law

Before the Civil War, most Missouri lawyers qualified for admission to the bar through the usual means available in the 19th Century: self-study, apprenticeship or instruction given by a lawyer in his office. In 1872 the Curators of the University of Missouri established the University of Missouri Law Department, making it one of the oldest law schools in the country.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.missouri.edu
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) mulawadmissions@missouri.edu
Location (Location) Columbia, MO
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Quick Facts

Founded : 1872
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : 64
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 157
Median GPA : 3.50
Acceptance Rate : 57%


Missouri Law School Admissions

Missouri Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 57% of its applicants. Comparatively, Missouri is Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2018 707 396 (56.01%) 133 (18.8%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.10 3.50 3.74
LSAT 152 157 159

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $18,649 $35,677
Part Time N/A N/A
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $17,836
Living off-campus: $17,836
Living at home: $17,836

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : 03/01
Application Fee : $60

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Missouri Law School Community

Missouri Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Missouri is Below Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 27
  • Part Time : 17

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 9
  • # Minority Faculty : 2

RATIO

12.9 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : No
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : No

Missouri Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Missouri Columbia 1L section size is 10% larger than law schools in Missouri and 9% larger than all Public law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Missouri Law School: 69
Missouri Average: 62
Public School Average: 63
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 415
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 46
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 95
  • Law Journals : 103
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 170

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 7.8%
  • Second Year : 0.0%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Missouri Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Missouri Columbia class of 2013 had an employment rate of 92% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2013, 86.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 47.0%
  • Business: 16.0%
  • Government: 19.0%
  • Public Interest: 7.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Missouri: 85%
  • District Of Columbia: 2%
  • Georgia: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 86.5%
  • First Time Takers: 141
  • Average School: 97.5%
  • Average State: 93.4%
  • Pass Difference: 4.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Missouri : 93.4%
  • Passed : 119 of 122 (97.5%)
  • State Average : 93.4%
  • Difference : 4.2%
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