School of Law Ambassador

Whitney McMurdie, 2L

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergrad Institution: University of California-Davis
  • Major: Political Science
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Hi! My name is Whitney McMurdie and I am a 2L at Mizzou! I’m from Dublin, Calif., and I received my BA from UC Davis, where I majored in Political Science with a Minor in Sociology. While at Davis I worked as a swim instructor and research assistant for a R.N., legal nurse consultant and I was a member of the UC Davis Triathlon team.

Before Mizzou, my entire life revolved within an hour radius of the Bay Area. As a result, I am often asked why I chose to come to Mizzou. I initially heard about the school through a friend who was an undergrad while I was applying. After asking him a lot about the school, I was able to visit Mizzou and it immediately changed my perception of the Midwest.
When I was accepted to Mizzou, I already knew I liked the campus, but what really made my decision was the cost-benefit analysis. I am very systematic about how I make big decisions in my life, and looking at what Mizzou offered in comparison to other schools made Mizzou the easy choice for me.

I am very happy that I chose to come to Mizzou, and immediately felt like I had a new home away from home due to the friendliness of all of the faculty and students here! The small class sizes have been very instrumental in helping create a sense of community among the students, which I feel is very unique to Mizzou. Deciding on where to go to law school is a big decision for everyone, but should you have questions I would be happy to help you!