Webster Groves, MO
Missouri State University
English Literature & Latin
Hey there! I’m a 2L here at Mizzou Law. I come from Webster Groves, Missouri, which is a suburb of St. Louis. I graduated in 2014 from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri with a dual degree in English Literature and Latin and a Gender Studies minor.
I ended up at Mizzou Law purely because of the love I felt for the community after coming to the Admitted Students Weekend (which, if you’re invited to, you should DEFINITELY attend! It’s awesome!). Part of my personality is that I’m extremely stubborn and rebellious, so when my father told me I should go to Mizzou Law I automatically decided it was not the place for me. Still, I came to the Admitted Students Weekend with an open mind and got the exact feeling from this school that Missouri State University promises for their students. Mizzou is a big school, but the close-knit nature of Hulston Hall gives the law program a small school feel. This is a school that gives you the ability to branch out and meet people from other Grad programs, but still be a recognized member of your class. I love it. Of course, the price and the ranking of the school helps, but it’s the cooperative nature of the students, and the open door policy of the staff that really makes Mizzou Law special.
Something I want to stress while you guys are looking for schools, if you don’t know what you want to do with law school- that is A-Okay. People will tell you that no matter where you go. Most law students don’t know what they want to do. Something people don’t tell you about law school is that it’s also totally fine to know exactly what you want to do when you graduate. I’m planning on working with Women and Gender Issues in Washington D.C. when I graduate. I have a plan, I have a goal, and I am going to achieve that goal. So, as much as it’s okay to decide what you want to do during law school, it’s also okay to have a goal and look at law school as a stepping stone to achieve that goal. Good luck on your school selection, and I hope to see you in the Fall!