Featured Student Leader: Zaina Afrassiab

3L Zaina Afrassiab first came to Mizzou as an undergraduate. After growing up in Moberly, Missouri, she came to MU to get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphases in Management and Human Resources from the Trulaske College of Business. She then decided to continue her education at Mizzou Law.

“I was interested in the dual degree options and excited about MU’s highly-ranked ADR courses,” Afrassiab said. She will be graduating this spring with her JD as well as an MBA and MHA. During the summer after her 2L year, Afrassiab worked as a summer associate at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City and upon graduation, she will be returning as an associate in the Commercial Litigation Group.

Looking back at memories from her time in law school, Afrassiab says her favorite part has been “the dear friends that I have made; I met three of my six bridesmaids in law school, and a fourth law school friend is escorting my mom down the aisle.”

Afrassiab credits her parents and sister as mentors throughout her education journey. She says that they “always pushed me to be my best, supported me in every situation, and showed me unconditional love”.

To those considering Mizzou Law, Afrassiab advises that “it will be difficult, but it’s definitely worth it”.