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University of Missouri School of Law

Overview

Lawdragon Limelight

Q&A with Gary Myers

Dean, University of Missouri School of Law

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Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
49%
Number students applying:
633
Number students accepted:
308
First-year attrition rate:
4%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
160
Median:
157
25th percentile:
154

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.72
Median:
3.46
25th percentile:
3.08

Financial Profile

$48,100,000
Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $19,832 0
Non-resident $37,462 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $17,644
Off Campus $17,644                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
368
Number students enrolled full-time:
351
Number students enrolled part-time:
17
Number of first-year students:
117

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
36%
% Women students:
39%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
9%
% Minority students:
16%
% International students:
1%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
3
Names of law journals:
Missouri Law Review, Journal of Dispute Resolution, Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law
% of students involved in law journals:
36%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
7
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Family Violence Clinic: Individual and Social Justice, Criminal Clinic (Prosecution), Innocence Project Clinic, Mediation Clinic, Veterans Clinic, Landlord/Tenant Practicum, Legislative Practicum
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
14%
% of students in field placements:
34%
% of students in simulation courses:
86%

Curriculum Strengths

Dispute Resolution,
Trial Skills & Litigation,
Media-Entertainment/Intellectual Property

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 66% 89
National Employment Rate 2013 61% 80
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MO 80% 94
State 2nd Largest Employer IL 4% 5
State 3rd Largest Employer TX 4% 5
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer MO 75% 92
State 2nd Largest Employer IL 4.1% 5
State 3rd Largest Employer CA 3.3% 4

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
4.1%
Law Firm 2-10
13.9%
Law Firm 11-25
4.9%
Law Firm 26-50
0.8%
Law Firm 51-100
4.1%
Law Firm 101-250
2.5%
Law Firm 251-500
4.9%
Law Firm 501+
0.8%
Law Firm Unknown Size
1.6%
Business & Industry
17.2%
Government
23%
Public Interest / Service
1.6%
Clerkships Federal
2.5%
Clerkships State / Local
4.1%
Education / Academia
4.1%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MO 96% 92%
State 2
State 3
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MO 96% 92%
State 2
State 3
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 MO 98% 93%
State 2
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
University of Missouri
Feeder School 2:
Truman State University
Feeder School 3:
Missouri State University

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:
573-882-3467

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

Office of Admissions, 103 Hulston Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Region:
Midwest
Main Phone:
573-882-6487
Admissions Phone:
573-882-6042
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Gary
Myers
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
New York University
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Duke University
Graduate Degree:
MA
School:
Duke University
Director of Admissions:
Michelle
Heck
Undergraduate:
BSBA
School:
Union University
Law Degree:
School:
Graduate Degree:
M.Ed
School:
University of Missouri

Reputation Profile

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