Student Ambassadors

Benjamin Kweskin, 3L

Hometown:
Chesterfield, MO

Undergrad Institution:
Washington University in St. Louis

Major:
Political Science

Email: bjkz85@mail.missouri.edu

Hello! My name is Ben Kweskin, and I am a 3L. I am originally from Chesterfield, Missouri and really haven’t left much since. I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with minors in Legal Studies and Music (I am a singer).

My decision to come to Mizzou was based on three major factors: the professors, the students, and the connections. When I toured campus, I visited Professor Freyermuth’s Property class. I didn’t particularly like Property (to be honest, I am still not a fan of Property), but I loved Freyermuth. I could see his passion, even though I knew nothing about the topic. He stopped me as I left the classroom just to talk about my interests and where else I was looking at school. No other tour had such a moment. From that brief interaction, I could tell that the professors came from an outstanding pedigree and cared for their students.

As a student, I have learned the value of a strong cohort of talented individuals. Every day, I am impressed by the accomplishments of my colleagues. They have become clerks, associates, and advisors across the state, in the region, and even across the country. The accomplishments of Mizzou Law students helped the school set itself apart from others, who seemed to be going through the motions of law school.

Finally, the decision came down to connections. At its core, the legal field is about who you know. Sure, you should study hard and do your best, but everyone does that no matter where you go. The way to excel is by meeting people and expanding your network. Mizzou has a tight-knit community of alumni who have helped pave the way for the new generation of lawyers. I have several Mizzou Law alumni as mentors. In fact, it was a Mizzou Law alum who helped me land an internship working in the General Counsel’s Office of Maritz Holding Inc.

Congratulations on getting this far in the law school process. Law school is not easy, but the payoff is worth it.