Student Ambassadors

George Brand, 3L

Columbia, MO

Undergrad Institution:
Saint Olaf College



Hi, my name is George Brand and I am a 3L pursuing a dual JD/MBA degree. I grew up here in Columbia, but left for about six years before returning “home” to Mizzou. As an undergraduate at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, I majored in History, Religion, and American Studies.

I didn’t always plan to attend law school. After college, I taught English at a university in Thailand, worked in restaurants, attended seminary, led backpacking treks in Europe, and taught students with severe special needs. In addition to studying at Mizzou, I currently coach youth and high school soccer here in Columbia. Law school takes a ton of time, but it’s possible to have an outside life as well!

I investigated, visited, and applied to many other law schools, but am very happy to have ended up at Mizzou. The professors, students, and community at Mizzou Law are second to none and I found Mizzou much more affordable than other schools. Selecting and attending law school can be challenging, but I feel very comfortable and supported at Mizzou.

Please reach out to me with any questions regarding dual degrees, law school selection, or Columbia in general. I’m very grateful and proud to live in Columbia and study at Mizzou!