About Brandon Adkins
My name is Brandon Adkins and I am currently a 1L at Mizzou Law. I was born and raised in Kearney, MO, and attended Missouri State University where I received my B.S. in Criminology. Throughout my undergraduate education I had the privilege of working for a local law firm, where I learned about the practice of law in the United States.
Inspired by the criminal justice reforms enacted by the First Step Act, I applied to the
White House Internship Program and became an intern in the Office of Presidential
Correspondence, which receives all mail that is addressed to the President and First Family, then
ensures that the letters are read and responded to appropriately. My internship transitioned to full-time work, and it was my responsibility to put those who wrote to the President, detailing their
struggles, in contact with the proper federal agencies.
Choosing to leave the White House to attend law school was a difficult decision to make. After meeting with the faculty at Mizzou Law, I knew that I was making the right choice to attend. I think it is important for prospective law students to have goals when applying so that they can find the school that is best equipped to help them maximize their legal education. Mizzou Law clearly understood my goals and made clear that they would be there to support me throughout this experience.