JD Programs

Pro Bono

A formal Pro Bono Program was established by the University of Missouri School of Law in the Fall of 2013. The Pro Bono Program provides students with opportunities to gain practical lawyering experience while serving persons of limited means, as well as help cultivate a sense of professionalism and social responsibility.

In accordance with ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools, Standard 302, Interpretation 302-10, the Program defines pro bono broadly to include activities for the benefit of persons of limited means, whether or not law-related. In addition, work done for a non-profit with 501(c)3 status will also qualify. Participation in credit-granting activities, including work students perform as part of an externship course or clinic, or volunteer work done for points for students seeking membership in the Board of Advocates, will not count as volunteer hours under the Pro Bono Program.

The summer study-abroad program in cape Town, South Africa will consist of three two-credit hour courses in different areas of comparative law. The program typically runs six weeks and finishes mid July. The courses will be taught by faculty members at the University of Missouri School of Law and the faculty at the University of the Western Cape.

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St. Louis Program

Mizzou Law’s Summer in St. Louis program allows students to earn course credit in a major metropolitan area where they can work during the day while taking evening/weekend classes. Second- and third-year law students have an opportunity for intensive study of modern litigation topics. Mizzou Law students enrolled in the program will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of networking opportunities with the school’s extensive St. Louis alumni base.

Courses are taught in sequence at the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ modern classroom facilities close to downtown St. Louis. Students may choose to take selected courses or the entire set.

AIPEL was created to promote awareness of the areas of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.) and entertainment law. Both areas are growing rapidly and are closely related to cyber law, music law, digital rights, e-commerce and software law. AIPEL’s goal is to provide information, connections, and opportunities to empower students with knowledge about the legal rights and restrictions associated with these areas. As the digital world creates new challenges for protecting intellectual property, the members of AIPEL aim to be a resource for individuals and organizations seeking protection for the sciences and useful arts.

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The Missouri Law Review was first published in 1936, making it one of the oldest legal publications west of the Mississippi River. The Law Review is published quarterly, and traditionally is divided into three sections: Lead Articles, Comments, and Casenotes. Lead Articles are written by law professors, practicing attorneys, and members of the judiciary; Comments are written by Law Review Members and are thorough studies of a particular area of law, and Casenotes are written by Law Review Associate Members and analyze issues raised by recent court decisions or legislative acts.

The Missouri Law Review is an entirely student-run publication. Responsibility for managing, editing, and producing each issue belongs primarily to an Editorial Board comprised of Law Review Members.

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