The MU School of Law offers a collegial environment, reinforced by a small student body and a low faculty-student ratio. The intimacy of this setting, coupled with reasonable cost, consistently high bar passage rates, a network of alumni around the globe and access to top scholars in the legal world, make MU Law one of the best values in the nation.
Hi! My name is Whitney McMurdie and I am a 1L at Mizzou! I’m from Dublin, Calif., and I received my BA from UC Davis, where I majored in Political Science with a Minor in Sociology. While at Davis I worked as a swim instructor and research assistant for a R.N., legal nurse consultant and I was a member of the UC Davis Triathlon team.
Before Mizzou, my entire life revolved within an hour radius of the Bay Area. As a result, I am often asked why I chose to come to Mizzou. I initially heard about the school through a friend who was an undergrad while I was applying. After asking him a lot about the school, I was able to visit Mizzou and it immediately changed my perception of the Midwest.
When I was accepted to Mizzou, I already knew I liked the campus, but what really made my decision was the cost-benefit analysis. I am very systematic about how I make big decisions in my life, and looking at what Mizzou offered in comparison to other schools made Mizzou the easy choice for me.
I am very happy that I chose to come to Mizzou, and immediately felt like I had a new home away from home due to the friendliness of all of the faculty and students here! The small class sizes have been very instrumental in helping create a sense of community among the students, which I feel is very unique to Mizzou. Deciding on where to go to law school is a big decision for everyone, but should have questions I would be happy to help you!