University of Missouri School of Law
Students often describe the academic atmosphere at MU as challenging, but with an emphasis on learning rather than competition. Courses offer students a broad and balanced perspective on the law and legal institutions to prepare them for a wide range of career options in law, as well as alternative careers anywhere in the country. The first-year class is divided into two sections with approximately 65 students in each section. Approximately 75 percent of the upper level classes have an average of fewer than 25 students. The average age of student ranges from 24 to 26, with students starting law school from their 20s to their 50s.