Many incoming law students fit the hard-to-define “nontraditional student” mold perfectly. If you are working outside of school, have a family, commute from a distance, are changing careers or have switched from another area of advanced study, then NTLSA can be helpful to you. The Non-Traditional Law Student Association has been officially recognized at the University of Missouri School of Law since 2000. Our main goal is to provide the support necessary for nontraditional students to succeed at their studies while covering their bases in life. Parents of young children especially find the information for on- and off-campus resources helpful to ease their families’ transition. Part-time, working and career-changing students often enjoy the networking and sharing of their unique life experiences with peers in similar positions.