Pay it Forward

Mizzou Law is excited to announce a brand new initiative, Pay-it-Forward!

As the law school for Missouri, several students gain experiences working in the public sector during their summer breaks.

However, due to the fact that these experiences are unpaid, many students do not have the luxury to work for free.

In an effort to give back to the State of Missouri and help students pursue a path in the public sector, Mizzou Law is raising money to fund summer stipends for law students working in Missouri in either public interest or public service legal employment. Mizzou Law students excel in the future based on the real-world experience they gain through this opportunity, and their work makes a difference across the state.

Many of the amazing alumni that are currently working in the public sector, whether it be for the State of Missouri, for a Public Interest Law Firm, or a non-profit, did not have the opportunity to be paid for their work as law students. While we wish this was different, we are asking you to Pay-It-Forward and help a current law student pursue their dreams.

Mizzou Law will be hosting a Kick-Off Fundraiser Lunch and CLE on Wednesday, February 6that Madison’s Café in Jefferson City, MO at 11:45 a.m. Dean Lyrissa Lidsky will be presenting a 1-hour ethics CLE and lunch will be provided. We are asking for a $35 donation to attend the lunch.

If you would like to attend, please contact Jennifer Riedy Clark, Director of Public Interest Programs, at or 573-882-0940.

Further, if you would like to make a donation please visit here. Your gifts, no matter how big or small, keep the School of Law one of the best in the nation.