Mizzou Law’s priority application deadline is March 15.
Fall 2020 Application (online form-Available September 1)
JD Program Eligibility
Law School and the practice of law are demanding and rigorous endeavors. Admission is extremely selective and inevitably more qualified applicants apply than can be admitted in any given year. All information in an applicant’s file is considered during the admissions process and there is no cut-off for grades or LSAT scores.
To be eligible for admission, a person must:
JD Program Application Instructions
An applicant’s primary contact with the admissions committee is through their application. All responses will be considered by the committee when evaluating an applicant. While admissions personnel are pleased to answer any questions an applicant may have, evaluative interviews are not a part of the admissions process except at the admissions committee’s request.
The admissions committee seeks to admit persons of both high ability and good character. It is imperative that applicants are completely candid and forthright in completing the application. This information is used not only for admissions purposes but also for admission to the bar upon graduation. Even if an applicant is unsure about disclosing information regarding past legal transgressions, they should disclose them.
An applicant’s file is considered incomplete and cannot be evaluated until all of the information below is received by the admissions office. An applicant will receive an e-mail notification from the admissions office when their file is complete and sent to the admissions committee. This is not an automatic process so please allow for up to seven days once an application has been submitted. Applicants are encouraged to check their spam and promotions folders for these email updates.
Mizzou Law encourages applicants to provide in writing whatever they wish the committee to consider. An applicant’s file can be updated at any time including resume and academic performance. Should the committee wish to speak directly to an applicant, they will be contacted by the admissions office.
Mizzou Law admits one first-year class in August of each year. Applicants can begin submitting applications after September 1 of each year. The admissions committee will begin meeting and reviewing files in October and application decisions are made on a rolling basis for as long as the entering class has openings (class size is generally around 115). Early application, preferably in the fall of the year preceding enrollment, is strongly recommended. The application deadline is March 15. Please contact the admissions office with questions regarding these deadlines.
The Early Decision Program, Roberts Scholars and other programs may have earlier decision deadlines for both admissions and to be considered for scholarships. Please refer to the application information listed here for specific deadlines.
Most admissions decisions are made between December and March. For some applicants, it is impossible to give a final decision regarding their application until late spring. An applicant may be requested to furnish additional information (typically an updated transcript including grades for the fall semester, or a resume).
*An application is complete when the admissions office has received all items on the application checklist and all supporting documents from CAS. Once CAS has received and processed all of and applicants documentation (transcript(s), LSAT score(s), and letters of recommendation). A file will be reviewed by the committee only when it is complete. (Applications received on or slightly before the application deadline will not fulfill the complete application requirement.)
Early Admittance Programs
The Early Decision Program is designed for those applicants who have already determined that Mizzou is their top choice for law school. You can learn more about this program here.
The current admissions policy can be found here.
The current admissions information for international students can be found here.
The current transfer application information can be found here.
Information about visiting students can be found here.
ABA Standard 504
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.