Student Organizations

Students Organizations play an essential role in the intellectual and social environments at the School of Law. There are over 25 official law student organizations. Some of the organizations, like the various law journals and the Board of Advocates are student-run, co-curricular activities, in which students received academic credit as they hone their writing and advocacy skills. Other organizations provide students with opportunities to enhance their professional and personal development through intellectual, cultural and volunteer opportunities.

List of Student Organizations

How to Get Professional Perspective Credit for your events

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I start a new student organization?
To start an official student organization, you should follow the process in the MU Student Resource Group’s webpage at: Once you have completed the process outlined there, you should contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs regarding: including a description of your organization in the Law School’s website and obtaining an email account for your organization.

How are student organizations funded?
The Student Bar Association is funded by a fee that all law students pay their first year of law school. All other student organizations are self-funded through the collection of membership dues, or other fund-raising activities. At times the SBA provides financial support to other organizations.

When can we schedule an event? How is the “free hour” used?
The free hour in the law school calendar is designed for both faculty and student groups/events. Mondays and Wednesdays are RESERVED for student events thus, faculty members can schedule review classes during the free hour on those two days only under truly extraordinary circumstances. Student events can also be scheduled at the end of the day following completion of ALL classes for that day.

How do we schedule a Room?
All rooms are scheduled in Room 203 by contacting Law Administration office, (573)882-6487. If you have an event, you MUST visit Susan to obtain a room for that event, regardless of whether this is a student or faculty event.

Keys, Keys, Keys!
If you need to get into a student organization office or a classroom, the following offices/individuals will be happy to unlock the door for you:

If you wish to gain access to the large storage room, please stop by the Law Library Administration office (Rm 226) where an individual key is available for the large storage room located on the outer desk. Bring the key back and place it on the desk (where you picked it up) once you are done using the key.

If you need access to a study room, please come see Kathy Smith or Tamara Guilford Davis at the Circulation Desk.

The new procedure is only during regular business hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.

How can we be assigned bulletin board space?
If your organization is interested in using some of the bulletin board space available in the building, please contact Kathy Smith 882-4597.

Who can I contact to deal with building issues?
Kathy Smith, 882-4597, is the building coordinator, and in that capacity is available to address any issues regarding building maintenance.