Skills Training

Legislative Practicum

Students in the Legislative Practicum take advantage of the School of Law’s proximity to the state capitol in Jefferson City, the advent of MU’s Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and the school’s traditional role as a resource for the Missouri General Assembly. Students gain hands-on experience in the legislative process by drafting legislation, lobbying and working on policy. The classroom component that accompanies the practicum experience involves visits by legislators, lobbyists and representatives of organizations who influence legislation.