The MU School of Law offers a collegial environment, reinforced by a small student body and a low faculty-student ratio. The intimacy of this setting, coupled with reasonable cost, consistently high bar passage rates, a network of alumni around the globe and access to top scholars in the legal world, make MU Law one of the best values in the nation.
Our residence and course-load rules satisfy the requirements of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. The purpose of the residency requirements is to assure that the study of law will be spread evenly over a minimum period of six semesters or the equivalent.
Our rules regarding the size of a student's course load -- the number of hours a student enrolls for in a given semester -- and our residency rules -- are not the same.
The maximum number of hours permitted for a semester is seventeen (17), and seven (7) for a summer session. The minimum number of hours permitted for a semester in order to be considered a full-time student is twelve (12). There is no minimum for the summer session.