Brenda Atherton, 1L

Student Ambassador

School of Law

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About Brenda Atherton

Hi!  My name is Brenda Atherton, and I am a current 1L here at Mizzou Law.  I grew up in Doniphan, MO, a small town in Southeast Missouri.  I’ve been a Tiger for over twenty years now as I started my undergrad journey in 1999 and finally graduated with University Honors from Mizzou in 2020 with a BA in both Philosophy and Psychology. 

I knew Mizzou Law was the place for me once I experienced the family-like community of Hulston Hall on a tour.  For me, family is a priority because in addition to being a student at Mizzou Law, I am married and a mom of two teenagers.  We all know law school is challenging and stressful, but at Mizzou Law, there is always someone who has had a similar experience willing to help.

Deciding where to attend law school is difficult, if you have any questions about law school, being a non-traditional student, or Columbia please don’t hesitate to reach out.  I would love the chance to chat with you about all things Mizzou Law!