JD Programs

The Equal Justice Law Association (EJLA) is a group of law students committed to advancing public interest law at the University of Missouri, the Mid-Missouri community and the larger region. The organization is dedicated to educating and encouraging student participation in public interest law during their time as students as well as their later legal careers.

EJLA volunteers work with many public interest organizations throughout the region in order to advance our shared goals in the areas of: the educational and criminal justice systems, public housing, immigration, and poverty.

EJLA’s specific aims include: Educating and encouraging students to pursue public interest opportunities and career opportunities in public interest law and legal services; Assist public interest governmental or non-governmental not-for-profit agencies to achieve their goals by encouraging and organizing volunteer opportunities and internships throughout the Mid-West and South; Raise funds to provide grants/scholarships to University of Missouri Law School students who elect to take unpaid internships with public interest organizations.

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The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review (“BETR”) is a student-edited publication at the Missouri School of Law whose primary purpose is to provide a three-part publication offering and host an annual symposia to cultivate cutting-edge information and legal analysis over a wide range of topics and issues. Journal issues will include Articles written by law professors, practicing attorneys, business experts, and members of BETR’s staff. White Papers are a concise in-depth analysis of a complex legal issue within the scope of business, entrepreneurship, or tax matters composed by subject matter experts. Blog posts are short summary pieces highlighting a specific legal or news issue within the scope of business, entrepreneurship, or tax legal matters composed by members of BETR’s staff and outside contributors.

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June 14, 2018 – July 21, 2018

The summer study-abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa will consist of three two-credit hour courses in different areas of comparative law. The program typically runs six weeks and finishes mid July. The courses will be taught by faculty members at the University of Missouri School of Law and the faculty at the University of the Western Cape.

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Pro Bono

A formal Pro Bono Program was established by the University of Missouri School of Law in the Fall of 2013. The Pro Bono Program provides students with opportunities to gain practical lawyering experience while serving persons of limited means, as well as help cultivate a sense of professionalism and social responsibility.

In accordance with ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools, Standard 302, Interpretation 302-10, the Program defines pro bono broadly to include activities for the benefit of persons of limited means, whether or not law-related. In addition, work done for a non-profit with 501(c)3 status will also qualify. Participation in credit-granting activities, including work students perform as part of an externship course or clinic, or volunteer work done for points for students seeking membership in the Board of Advocates, will not count as volunteer hours under the Pro Bono Program.