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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 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.

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

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 at

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 hours during the summer.

Mizzou Law St. Louis Program Courses (at UMSL)

Sample Schedule

The schedule for summer 2015 will be announced during the spring 2015 semester.


Dates Course Meeting Times Exam
May 19 – May 23 Electronic Discovery
(1 credit)
M to F (6 to 8:30) Sat. May 23 (Take home)
May 27 – June 2 Complex Litigation
(1 credit)
Tu to F (6 to 8:30)
& Sat (5/31) (9 to 11)
June 3 to June 21 Jury Instructions &
the Trial Process
(2 credits)
T, Th (6 to 8:30)
& Sat. (9-12)
No exam
June 23 to July 12 Federal Tax Practice
& Procedure
(2 credits)
T, Th (6 to 8:30)
& Sat. (9-12)
Mon. July 14


5534 Electronic Discovery

Professor Randy Diamond

Provides an in-depth treatment of the legal, technical and cost management issues involving electronically-stored information (ESI) in civil litigation. Covers the 2006 FRCP ESI amendments: (Rules 26 meet and confer, 34 production, and 37 sanctions), FRE 502 (privilege review and production), state e-discovery rules, the rapidly developing ESI case law and emerging best practices from the Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model and other e-discovery authorities.

5440 Complex Litigation

Dean Gary Myers

Examines principles and practical techniques relevant to complex civil cases. Building on civil procedure, the course focuses on litigation involving multiple parties and/or multiple jurisdictions.

5691 Jury Instructions & the Trial Process

Hon. David. D. Noce

Theoretical and practical aspects of jury instructions at trial, including general and special verdicts, are presented from the perspectives of the judge, counsel, the jury and the court of appeals. The course involves the students in researching and drafting instructions, using pattern instructions, observing or participating in a simulated jury instruction conference and writing an appellate court opinion that describes what the student has learned during the course.

5582 Federal Tax Practice & Procedure

Sara G. Neill, Esq.

Focuses on the administrative and judicial procedures for resolving federal tax controversies. Covered topics include: organization of the Internal Revenue Service; administrative procedures when handling tax examinations and appeals; statutes of limitations; summonses and privileges; the criminal referral and investigation process; Tax Court litigation; tax refund litigation; civil tax penalties; ethical responsibilities of tax practitioners; and federal tax collection procedures.

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.

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

May 27

US District Court Judge E. Richard Webber:  Lunch and Courthouse Tour
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (RSVP by May 19)                   

June 4

Reception at Carmody MacDonald
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (RSVP by May 27)
Parking: 120 South Central Ave, Suite 1800.  Park in parking lot in building and firm will validate

June 16

Reception at Gray, Ritter & Graham
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (RSVP by June 9)           
Parking: 701 Market Street, Suite 800

June 23

Reception at Armstrong Teasdale
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (RSVP by June 20)
Parking information to follow