JD Programs

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is the world’s largest legal fraternity and is composed of pre-law students, law students, legal educators, attorneys, judges, and government officials. PAD was founded in 1902 and the Lawson Chapter at University of Missouri-Columbia was founded in 1909. The PAD motto is “Service to the Student, the Law School, the Profession and the Community.” The Lawson Chapter fulfills this motto by organizing various activities and events throughout the school year including, but not limited to: a Happy Hour to welcome new first year students in the fall; an annual Food Drive for the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri; fall and spring semester blood drives; Mizzou Law clothing sales; a bowling social event night; and, guest speakers for perspectives credits. In addition, members of the Lawson Chapter receive various discounts on events and products in addition to exclusive access to the PAD outline bank specifically created for Mizzou Law professors and updated each semester. For more information, contact the Lawson Chapter executive board at umclawpad@missouri.edu or check out our website at www.pad.org.

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The Missouri Law Review was first published in 1936, making it one of the oldest legal publications west of the Mississippi River. The Law Review is published quarterly, and traditionally is divided into three sections: Lead Articles, Comments, and Casenotes. Lead Articles are written by law professors, practicing attorneys, and members of the judiciary; Comments are written by Law Review Members and are thorough studies of a particular area of law, and Casenotes are written by Law Review Associate Members and analyze issues raised by recent court decisions or legislative acts.

The Missouri Law Review is an entirely student-run publication. Responsibility for managing, editing, and producing each issue belongs primarily to an Editorial Board comprised of Law Review Members.

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June 14, 2019 – July 21, 2019

The summer study-abroad program in Cape Town, South Africa will consist of three two-credit hour courses in different areas of comparative law. The program typically runs six weeks and finishes mid July. The courses will be taught by faculty members at the University of Missouri School of Law and the faculty at the University of the Western Cape.

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Pro Bono

A formal Pro Bono Program was established by the University of Missouri School of Law in the Fall of 2013. The Pro Bono Program provides students with opportunities to gain practical lawyering experience while serving persons of limited means, as well as help cultivate a sense of professionalism and social responsibility.

In accordance with ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools, Standard 302, Interpretation 302-10, the Program defines pro bono broadly to include activities for the benefit of persons of limited means, whether or not law-related. In addition, work done for a non-profit with 501(c)3 status will also qualify. Participation in credit-granting activities, including work students perform as part of an externship course or clinic, or volunteer work done for points for students seeking membership in the Board of Advocates, will not count as volunteer hours under the Pro Bono Program.

Descriptions of the various mental health and substance abuse resources available to students on campus, with details about confidentiality, hours of operation, and contact information.