School of Law Ambassador

Chris Lesinski, 3L

  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Undergrad Institution: Truman State
  • Major: English & Justice Systems
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Greetings from Columbia.  My name is Chris Lesinski and I am a third year law student.  I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, and obtained a BA in English, with a focus on creative writing, and a BS in Justice Systems from Truman State University.   There I was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda social fraternity, and spent much of my time with Team Bulldog Jiu-Jitsu and the club rugby team. 

After graduation I took a few years off, as I knew I was not prepared to continue my education at that point. In that time, I worked in various bars around St. Louis and at a firm as a file clerk while trying to catch up with the world I left behind during my undergraduate studies. 

The time off let me do research into where and how I was going to invest in my law education, which, after comparing prices, location and academic communities led me to Mizzou Law.  Because my family lives in St. Louis, I initially looked at law schools there, but a good friend and recent graduate of Mizzou Lawpointed me in this direction, and I’m happy that he did. 

I have enjoyed my time here so far, and the distress of applying to law schools is still fresh in my mind.  Let me know if there are any questions you feel I can help with.