School of Law Ambassador

Whitney Fay, 2L

  • Hometown: Columbia, MO
  • Undergrad Institution: Truman State University
  • Major: English & Communications
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Hello! I'm Whitney Fay and I'm a 2L from Columbia, Mo. I graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., in 2010. As an undergrad, I participated in many campus and community activities: I was a member of Lambda Pi Eta (a Communication honors fraternity), Alpha Gamma Delta (a social sorority), and Tau Lambda Sigma (a service sorority). I was also very involved in campus media, including Truman's newspaper, radio station, and TV station. 

Upon graduating, I didn't originally plan on going to law school and I took two years off to gain some work experience. I eventually decided that I wanted to be an attorney when my dad (also an attorney) pointed out to me that all of my "must have's" for a dream job were aspects of the legal profession.

I chose Mizzou first and foremost because the law school has a great reputation and an impressive history. I knew several people who had gone here and some who were still attending, and the word-of-mouth reputation that Mizzou has is stellar. Secondly, I was very interested in Mizzou's alternative dispute resolution program. I'm very interested in that field and Mizzou is nationally recognized for their program. Lastly, I chose Mizzou because I love Columbia! I knew that for law school I wanted to go some place that had a vibrant local community with lots of cool events that I could take part in. 

I'm really happy that I chose Mizzou, and I'd love to talk to you about it! Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.