Student Ambassadors

Lucy Downing, 1L

St. Louis, MO

Undergrad Institution:
University of Missouri



Hello! My name is Lucy Downing and I am a 1L here at Mizzou Law. I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, and I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at Mizzou this past May. Living in Columbia for the last few years has been wonderful, and I am looking forward to further exploring the city during the next three years!

Attending law school was not always my plan. I have a few lawyers in my family, so even though the idea of law school was always in the back of my mind, I wanted to branch out and try something different. I considered several different graduate programs involving the study of psychology and business, but it wasn’t until I toured Mizzou Law that I found something that truly clicked. During my tour, not only did I get the sense that Mizzou Law is a place where students engage in hard, meaningful work on a daily basis, but I noticed an overwhelming sense of camaraderie from the students, faculty, and staff that I had yet to find in any other graduate program. My choice then became very clear!

After spending only a few short weeks in classes at Hulston Hall, I can honestly say that I have felt nothing but kindness, support, and encouragement from everyone here. If you are thinking of applying to law school and have any questions or concerns, I would love the chance to talk to you!