University of Missouri School of Law

University of Missouri School of Law

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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 7th Best Value law school in the nation, the highest in the Upper Midwest region. 

This is thanks to a good employment rate and a strong bar-passage rate. In addition, costs are affordable. Students graduate with an average debt of just $66,944, so their career options can be many, given grads don't necessarily need a big salary to pay it down.  

Practical training options abound thanks in part to the school's proximity to the state capital of Jefferson City. Students work with Missouri General Assembly, Mizzou Athletics compliance office, the Missouri School Board Association, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and Mid-Missouri Legal Services, among many others. 

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.

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.

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75th Percentile1603.70
25th Percentile1553.04
Financial Profile
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$17020
Percent receiving grants70.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
Post-grad employment 93.30%
NJ Employment83.93
Bar Passage86.52%
Academic Profile
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Criminal Law and Procedure
Tax Law