Student Ambassadors

Lauren Smith, 2L

Chicago, IL

Undergrad Institution:
University of Missouri

Psychology & Sociology


Hi! My name is Lauren Smith and I am currently a 2L here at Mizzou Law. I was born and raised in the wonderful city of Chicago, Illinois. Chicago pride is in my blood and I will forever love my Cubbies! I’m a recent graduate of the University of Missouri where I received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Sociology.

I grew up with the law since my father is a Criminal Defense Attorney. I was advised by others to pursue the field due to my ability to “argue like no other.” However, it wasn’t until my position as a mentor that I understood that lawyers are more than just litigators; they’re advocates. My passion for advocacy for those underrepresented in life has lead me to the legal field along with the emphasis in Health Administration.

Choosing Mizzou Law has allowed me to pursue the JD/MHA dual degree program. This is an example of the many resources this school offers along with the numerous faculty and staff dedicated to our success. Transitioning from undergraduate Mizzou to professional Mizzou has been a challenge, but the support I’ve received so far has been helpful. I’m a “true tiger” and I believe in our core values of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence.

I may be only a 1L, but I have learned a lot so far. If you have any questions, feel free to email me, I would love to help. Go Tigers!