About Phelan Simpkins
My name is Phelan A. Simpkins and I am currently a 3L. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL, the Windy City. I attended Mizzou, as an undergraduate, where I received a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry. After I graduated in 2016, I went on to work for Mizzou’s Office of Admissions as the South Chicago Regional Representative. It was in those two years I found I had a passion and genuine interest in law.
I chose to come back home to Mizzou Law in large part because of the people. Since law was not my original goal, I was going through the application process alone and applied to many different schools. Out of all the ones I was accepted to Mizzou was the only one to reach out on several different occasions with personal messages; even my acceptance letter was tailored to the information I provided in my application. As much as I wanted to fight it, at the end of the day, I knew there was no place like home. I guess this makes me the face of what it means to be “Mizzou Made.”
Quick tidbit: I am a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and interested in corporate law.
I’m excited about your journey so please contact me with any questions you may have!