Mizzou offers both an official Pre-Law emphasis in Political Science and a non-degree Pre-Law designation including resources dedicated to helping interested students pursue admission into law school. These include:
- Undergraduate studies at the MU School of Law. Mizzou Law offers courses for undergraduates, taught by School of Law faculty. Courses are open to MU undergraduates in any major. See https://law.missouri.edu/news/undergraduate/ for more information, including a list of available courses.
- The Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. The institute provides students from across all disciplines at the University of Missouri with a variety of unique opportunities designed to foster greater knowledge of and more informed dialogue about the philosophical foundations, historical development, and contemporary practice of American constitutional democracy. Visit https://democracy.missouri.edu/ for more information.
- The Mizzou Law Admissions Office. Here you can schedule a visit to meet with an admissions representative to discuss the process of taking the LSAT, navigating LSAC.org, and applying to law schools, as well as sit in on a real law class and take a tour of Mizzou’s law building. For more information about scheduling a visit.
- Undergraduate academic advisors.
There is no particular major required for law school. Examples of common majors include but are not limited to Political Science, History, Philosophy, English, Sociology, Economics, Business, Criminal Justice, Mathematics, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Theatre, and Music. It is recommended that students interested in applying to law school take courses that will challenge their reading and writing skills and analytical thought processes.
Law graduates work in many industries and organizations including law firms, solo practice, government, military, intellectual property, business and entrepreneurship, compliance law, health policy and administration, immigration, estate planning, tax law, real estate, nonprofit management, judicial clerkships, and more.
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: