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.
The original application deadline of March 1 has been extended due to inclement weather. Please contact the admissions office if you have questions.
Law School and the practice of law are demanding and rigorous endeavors. Admission is extremely selective, and inevitably more qualified applicants apply than can be admitted in any given year. All information in an applicant's file is considered in the admissions process; there is no cut-off for grades or LSAT scores.
To be eligible for admission, a person must:
Your application is your primary contact with the Admissions Committee. Your responses will be considered by the committee in acting on your application. While admissions personnel are pleased to answer any questions an applicant may have, evaluative interviews are not part of the admissions process, except at the Admissions Committee's request.
The Admissions Committee seeks to admit persons of both high ability and good character. It is imperative that you are completely candid and forthright in completing this application. If you are unsure about disclosing information regarding past legal transgressions, disclose them!
Your file is considered incomplete and cannot be evaluated until all of the information below is received by the Law School Admissions Office. You will receive e-mail notification from the admissions office when your file is complete and ready to be reviewed by the Committee.
The School of Law encourages applicants to provide in writing for their file whatever they wish the committee to consider. You are free to update the information in your file at any time. Should the committee wish to talk with you, you will be contacted.
The MU School of Law admits one first year class in August of each year. Applicants can begin submitting applications after Sept 1st of each year. The Admissions Committee will begin meeting and reviewing files in October and application decisions are made on a rolling basis as long as the entering class has openings (class size is around 150). Early application, preferably in the fall of the year preceding enrollment, is recommended. The original application deadline of March 1 has been extended due to inclement weather. Please contact the admissions office if you have questions.
There are earlier application deadlines for the Early Decision Program, Roberts Scholars and to be considered for scholarships. Please refer to the Application Timetable on the application for details.
MOST admissions decisions are made between December and March. For some applicants it is impossible to give a final decision until late spring. An applicant may be requested to furnish additional information (typically, an updated transcript including grades for fall semester).
*An application is complete when the Law School Admissions Office has received all items on the application checklist and all supporting documents from CAS. Once CAS has received and processed all of your documentation (transcripts, LSAT score(s), and letters of recommendation). A file will be reviewed by the committee only when it is complete. (Applications received on or slightly before the application deadline will not fulfill the complete application requirement.)