Student Ambassadors

Eli Dodge, 1L

Stewartsville, MO

Undergrad Institution:
Missouri Western State University

Criminal Justice


Hello! My name is Eli Dodge, and I am a first-year student here at Mizzou. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a Legal Studies Emphasis and a minor in Philosophy. I completed my undergraduate studies at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO.

While at Missouri Western I was involved in several organizations, including multiple honors organizations, Phi Delta Theta, Alpha Chi, Student Government, and the Student Law Association.  I also worked as a Resident Assistant and Registration/Freshman Orientation Leader. I am a big advocate for getting involved, both on and off campus.

Although my undergrad was in St. Joseph, I grew up about twenty minutes East of there in a small town called Gower. One of the main reasons why I chose Mizzou Law is because it has the small-town atmosphere that I had grown accustomed to, but it also provides many opportunities for growth and development that are crucial to success. I visited multiple law schools during my search, but none of them had the same feeling of home I got from Mizzou Law.

I want to be a prosecuting attorney, so I love talking about the criminal justice system. I also pride myself on being a conversationalist and enjoy talking about a wide array of subjects (especially sports). Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about Mizzou Law, or if you just want a contact before you begin your law school journey!