The MU School of Law offers a collegial environment, reinforced by a small student body and a low faculty-student ratio. The intimacy of this setting, coupled with reasonable cost, consistently high bar passage rates, a network of alumni around the globe and access to top scholars in the legal world, make MU Law one of the best values in the nation.
Students describe Columbia as an attractive and manageable city. The cosmopolitan atmosphere, diverse mix of people, cultural offerings, and natural resources (biking trails, hiking, lakes, state and municipal parks) make Columbia a Missouri treasure.
With a population of more than 110,000, Columbia is located in central Missouri, midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, and a half hour from the capital, Jefferson City. Besides MU, Columbia boasts two private colleges: Stephens College and Columbia College. The three campuses offer a rich array of cultural, social, and intellectual opportunities.
As a university town and large medical center, Columbia is home to a widely diverse population of professionals from around the country and the world. The racial and ethnic mix gives Columbia a favor that might otherwise be unexpected in mid-Missouri.
Columbia's cost of living and ease of lifestyle are also attractive features for law students. The low cost of housing, utilities and related expenses, combined with Columbia's ease of traffic and parking and its community safety, help keep students' lives less hectic than in most metropolitan areas.
For law students, perhaps Columbia's greatest draw is its proximity to employers from both Kansas City and St. Louis, and to an array of government and judicial opportunities in nearby Jefferson City. Because of its ideal mid-Missouri location, MU brings a variety of employers on campus to interview students. Our graduates are employed throughout Missouri, in every field of law and in all employment sectors.