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.
Hello! I'm Whitney Fay and I'm a 1L from Columbia, Mo. I graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., in 2010. As an undergrad, I participated in many campus and community activities: I was a member of Lambda Pi Eta (a Communication honors fraternity), Alpha Gamma Delta (a social sorority), and Tau Lambda Sigma (a service sorority). I was also very involved in campus media, including Truman's newspaper, radio station, and TV station.
Upon graduating, I didn't originally plan on going to law school and I took two years off to gain some work experience. I eventually decided that I wanted to be an attorney when my dad (also an attorney) pointed out to me that all of my "must have's" for a dream job were aspects of the legal profession.
I chose Mizzou first and foremost because the law school has a great reputation and an impressive history. I knew several people who had gone here and some who were still attending, and the word-of-mouth reputation that Mizzou has is stellar. Secondly, I was very interested in Mizzou's alternative dispute resolution program. I'm very interested in that field and Mizzou is nationally recognized for their program. Lastly, I chose Mizzou because I love Columbia! I knew that for law school I wanted to go some place that had a vibrant local community with lots of cool events that I could take part in.
I'm really happy that I chose Mizzou, and I'd love to talk to you about it! Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.