School of Law Ambassador

Cara Stuckel, 2L

  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Undergrad Institution: Mizzou
  • Major: Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Science
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Hello! My name is Cara Stuckel, and I am a second year law student here at Mizzou! I graduated from Mizzou in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Science. After graduating I moved to the Kingdom of Morocco and spent 27 months serving as a volunteer with the Peace Corps working on community health, women’s rights and environmental education.

Three years after graduation from Mizzou, I was a scared and nervous prospective law student coming back from Morocco, really confused about which direction I wanted my life to go in. I knew I wanted to do environmental law, but I didn’t have much figured out after that. After being admitted to over ten different law schools, I came to Mizzou for a law school tour, and as soon as I arrived on campus, I was sold, for the second time. I was hesitant to complete both my undergraduate and professional studies at the same school, but Mizzou was definitely the best decision for me, both times!  It’s an amazing institution in an amazing college town.

Essentially coming straight from Morocco, I was worried about getting overwhelmed with the transition, but with our welcoming faculty and staff, our small class sizes, and the community atmosphere around here, I feel like I am already a part of this “family.” Mizzou is a collaborative community, full of passionate and intelligent people; it’s an atmosphere of mutual learning where the small class sizes and fellowship encourage a student’s success. I am so extremely happy with my decision to go here and I know you would love this place too!

I am happy to answer any and all questions you have, and I look forward to seeing you in Columbia!