School of Law Ambassador

Joe Krispin, 1L

  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Undergrad Institution: Truman State
  • Major: Communications and Justice Systems
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Hey everyone! My name is Joe Krispin, and I am currently a 1L at the University of Missouri School of Law.

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from St. Mary’s High School. Next, I attended Truman State University and graduated with a BA in communications (emphasis in public comm.) and a BS in justice systems. Among other activities, I was captain of Truman’s rugby team, an active member of both the Catholic Newman Center and Students for Life, and an avid intramural athlete.

About half way through my time at Truman I decided that I wanted to go to law school. I really enjoyed a few of my major classes that were law oriented (which just so happened to be taught by MU Law alums).
Once I made that decision, I was pretty set on attending Mizzou. Its regional reputation, affordability, and closeness to home were big selling points for me. It also didn’t hurt having the recommendation of my dad, who graduated from MU Law in 1985.

So far I have been very happy with my experience here.  The professors are very knowledgeable and impressive, and know how to challenge us. But they are also very approachable and willing to help during office hours. The student body as a whole has been very welcoming. There is no “cutthroat environment” that you may hear about at other law schools. Rather, there is an attitude of “cooperative competition” among the students, where we are all happy and willing to help each other out. This great atmosphere makes the new challenges of understanding the law a lot more comfortable.

If you have any questions about MU Law, or anything else, feel free to send me an e-mail!