University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law

  • Address: 203 Hulston Hall Columbia MO 65211
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  • Phone: +1 573-882-2121
  • Summary: 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.

    Students often describe the academic atmosphere at MU as challenging, but with an emphasis on learning rather than competition. Courses offer students a broad and balanced perspective on the law and legal institutions to prepare them for a wide range of career options in law, as well as alternative careers anywhere in the country.