Diversity Programs and Resources

Diversity Statement

At MU Law School we feel a strong commitment to our students-to help them gain admission, to create and maintain a supportive academic environment in which students can flourish, and to assist them in becoming active and successful members of the legal profession upon graduation. The Law School rigorously recruits qualified minority students and has had progressive success in attracting them to MU. In the admissions process we seek geographical as well as cultural diversity, and our current student body reflects this commitment.

Furthermore, the University of Missouri strongly supports diversity across the campus. For more information about the University's and the Law School's commitment to diversity: http://diversity.missouri.edu/about/mission-vision.php

Diversity Spotlight

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Melanie ("Mel") Marie Myears, '12
Henry Warren Tanner, Jr., 3L
Henry Warren Tanner, Jr. 3L

Diversity Resources

Diverse Law Student Organizations

Asian American Law Students Association (AALSA)
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA)
Lambda Legal
Non-Traditional Law Student Association
Women's Law Association

Campus Diversity Resources

Chancellor's Diversity Initiative
Guide to Religions
Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center
The Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students

Area Bar Associations

Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City (AABAKC)
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
Boone County Bar Association (Columbia)
Cole County Bar Association (Jefferson City)
Cook County Bar Association (Chicago, IL)
Jackson County Bar Association (Kansas City)
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
Missouri Asian-American Bar Association (MABA)
Missouri Bar
Mound City Bar Association (St. Louis)
Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

Diversity Resources and Links

Council on Legal Education and Opportunity
Hispanic National Bar Association
Lambda Legal
Mexican American Bar Association
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
National Bar Association
National Black Law Students Association
National Legal Aid & Defender Association
The National LGBT Bar Association
National Native American Law Students Association
Native American Rights Fund
Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA)