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.

Study Abroad:

London, England

Second and third year law students can spend spring semester abroad in London, England through the London Law Consortium. The Consortium consists of seven ABA-approved law schools that offer their students a culturally enriching study abroad program.

The London Law Consortium holds its classes at the Florida State University, London Study Center, 103 Great Russell Street, London. The Study Center is located one block from the British Museum, and less than two blocks from the Tottenham Court Road tube (underground) station.

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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.

Student Organizations:

Law Students for Public Media

Law Students for Public Media is an organization which serves on behalf of non-profit public interest media (Public Media) through education, organization, and advocacy. Certainly, NPR and PBS are the best known examples of public media, but public media does not stop there. It includes all media outlets and formats whose mission is to serve the public, rather than to earn a profit. This noncommercial sector of the media aims to educate, engage and inform audiences, and it offers an alternative to mainstream, commercial media. We work to ensure that our laws vitalize and support public media, rather than hamper it. Finally, we strive to provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas about the place of public media in our community.

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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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