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Mizzou Law Summer in 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 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 networking opportunities with the school’s extensive St. Louis alumni base.

Courses are taught in sequence at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, close to downtown St. Louis, or at the instructor’s law firm.

Priority for enrollment is given to Mizzou Law students. Second- and third-year students currently enrolled in other ABA-accredited law schools may enroll subject to space ability.

Enrollment Process

Mizzou Law students will enroll in courses during the registration process, which usually takes place in April.

Students from other law schools may apply by completing the Mizzou Law visiting student application. Questions about the application process may be directed to the Mizzou Law Director of Admissions, Michelle Heck, at

Tuition information is available here: Financial Aid Tuition/Costs.

Financial aid is available during the summer term for students enrolled at least half-time. Half-time enrollment for the summer term is 3 credit hours while full-time enrollment is 6 hour during the summer.

2016 Schedule

May 16-July 16 (M/W)

Topics §1: Criminal/Civil Tax Controversy (2 credits)

6-7:50 p.m.

U.S. Attorney’s Office, 111 South 10th Street, 20th Floor, St. Louis

Exam TBA


June 7-June 30 (T/R)

Meets June 7, 9, 16, 21, 23 28 & 30

Topics §2: Corporate Compliance (1 credit)

6-7:30 p.m.

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Exam TBA


May 31-June 4 (daily)

Topics §3: Introduction to Privacy Law

5:30-8 p.m.

Armstrong Teasdale, St. Louis

Exam: Yes

Course Descriptions

Law 5917

Topics §1: Criminal/Civil Tax Controversy

Taught by: Tom Albus, ’97, & Sara Neill, ’03

This course will present an overview of the administrative and legal framework of federal criminal tax enforcement. Students will study the major statutory and case authority governing criminal tax prosecutions and will also review case studies of tax prosecutions brought in Missouri with the agents, prosecutors and defense lawyers who handled them Students will be expected to prepare and present a legal paper on a criminal tax topic.


Law 5917

Topics §2: Corporate Compliance

Taught by: Thomas Laffey

This course will cover the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and its application and enforcement over time as well as the UK Bribery Act as it potentially impacts U.S.-based businesses and the use and development of corporate compliance programs in response thereto.


Law 5917

Topics §3: Introduction to Privacy Law

Taught by: Daniel Nelson, ’92

This course will focus on the fundamental principles of privacy and these principles’ implementation in statutes, regulations and case law. Covered topics include

  • Why privacy matters
  • Fundamental privacy principles
  • Scope of “privacy law”
  • S. federal privacy laws (including HIPPA, COPPA, GLB, FCRA)
  • Key state privacy laws (including CalOPPA, Massachusetts’ Data Security Regulation and overview of breach notification laws)
  • Overview of foreign privacy regimes, with a particular focus on European Union’s evolving privacy laws
  • Restrictions on, and methods to accomplish, trans-border data transfer in light of varying laws (e.g. U.S Safe Harbor, Model Contracts)
  • Key enforcement bodies and selected enforcement decisions


Networking Events

The School of Law hosts events for its students to meet St. Louis alumni and familiarize students with various aspects of practice in the St. Louis area.  The schedule for the summer of 2016 is TBA.

Events are open to all Mizzou Law students regardless of whether they are taking summer courses.