St. Louis

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 or at the instructor’s law firm.

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.

February 23 Information Sessions

Attend either of the sessions below to learn more about this summer’s St. Louis courses and events.

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.          Room 7

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.          Room 5

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

2015 Schedule

Dates Course Meeting Times Exam
May 26 – May 30 Introduction to Privacy Law
(1 credit)
T to F (6 to 8) and Sat (9-12:40)
Armstrong Teasdale
June 1 – July 1 Federal Criminal Tax

(2 credits)
M & W (6 to 8:20)
UMSL, Clark Hall 400)
No exam
June 6  – July 11 Jury Instructions &
the Trial Process
(2 credits)
Sat (8 to Noon) (no class July 4)
and T June 23 (6 to 9:20)
UMSL, Clark Hall 400
No exam
June 4 – July 9 Basic Business Principles
for Lawyers

(2 credits)
Th (6 to 9)
and T June 9 (6 to 9) and 30 (6 to 8:20)
Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.


Law 5917 Topics §2  Introduction to Privacy Law

Daniel C. Nelson

This course will focus on the fundamental principles of privacy and these principles’ implementation in statutes, regulations and case law. Covered topics include: (a) why privacy matters; (b) fundamental privacy principles; (c) scope of “privacy law;” (d) U.S. Federal privacy laws (including HIPAA, COPPA, GLB, FCRA); (e) key State privacy laws (including CalOPPA, Massachusetts’s Data Security Regulation, and overview of breach notification laws); (f) overview of foreign privacy regimes, with a particular focus on European Union’s evolving privacy laws; (g) restrictions on, and methods to accomplish, trans-border data transfer in light of varying laws (e.g. U.S. Safe Harbor, Model Contracts); and (h) key enforcement bodies and selected enforcement decisions.

Law 5917 Topics §3 – Federal Criminal Tax Enforcement

Thomas C. Albus

Criminal Tax presents 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 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.

LAW 5370 Basic Business Principles for Lawyers

Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir

This course is designed for students who want to understand the language and practices of business regardless of whether they contemplate being a business lawyer or not. All lawyers, regardless of their specialty, regularly encounter the language and concepts of business. The purpose of the class is to provide law students with little or no business knowledge or background with the information they need to practice law effectively in a business environment. This class is intended to educate students to be comfortable with business concepts regardless of their prior background.

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.


June 2

Reception at Carmody MacDonald
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

June 16

Reception at Armstrong Teasdale
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.