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.
University Financial Aid maintains an office in the Law School, in Room 110, phone (573) 882-1383 or (573) 882-7506. Office hours are posted. For financial aid other than departmental scholarships, students should contact that office.
The LL.M. Program offers limited departmental financial support to full-time students -- the Rankin M. Gibson LL.M. Scholarship and the LL.M. Fellowship. In general, LL.M. students with departmental financial support receive funding for one semester. For the total proposed tuition, fees, and other expenses, see http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/llm/expenses.html.
The application form for department funding explains the two different awards and provides instructions on how to apply. The Law School does not offer graduate teaching or graduate research assistantships.
Applicants can address funding questions to the LL.M. Program Coordinator at (573) 882-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, the LL.M. Program provides a substantial fellowship to cover expenses related to a summer externship with major organizations in the field such as the American Arbitration Association or the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution in New York City. This opportunity is available only to LL.M. students who do this for externship course credit. This program is available through the generosity of the Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP law firm in Kansas City, Missouri.
The MU Graduate School maintains a web site with additional financial support information.
The Weinstein International Fellowship program provides opportunities for individuals from outside the United States to visit the U.S. to learn more about dispute resolution processes and practices and to pursue a project of their own design that serves to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries. It is sponsored by the JAMS Foundation. For more information, see http://www.jamsadr.com/weinstein-fellowship/.