The Juris Doctor (J.D.), or "law degree," is a three-year post-baccalaureate program. Students must complete 89 credit hours of law courses, roughly one-half of which are required courses.
Upon favorable recommendation of the Faculty of Law, the degree of Juris Doctor will be conferred upon a student who:
[Note: The summer school residency provisions allow a student to combine two six-hour summer sessions or a seven-hour summer session with a five-hour summer session and obtain the equivalent of a full semester's residency credit.]
Faculty A. G. Alexander, R. de R. Barondes, C. Bassett, T.B. Bennett, F. O. Bowman III, C. N. Conklin, D. D. Crouch, R. J. Diamond, A. K. Drake, D. M. English, B. Filbert, R. W. Freyermuth, R. Gely, S. F. Halabi, C. Henson, N. Jackson, K. K. Johnson, R. Kerns, P. H. Ladehoff, T. A. Lambert, I. Lee, J. H. Levin, L. B. Lidsky, E. F. Lietzan, P. J. Litton, S. D. Mitchell, G. Myers, C. D. Newman, R. C. Oliveri, R. C. Reuben, C.M. Scales-Ferguson, A. J. Schmitz, D. Seitz, C. Shearrer, B. L. Trachtenberg, C. E. Wells
Adjunct Faculty R. Dyer, R. C. Geary, C. Hamm, K. Jackson-Williams, A. Pratzel, J. T. Woods
Affiliate Faculty C. Peters, R. Rotman
Professor Emeritus D. E. Abrams, R. G. Bailey, M. M. Beck, M. A. Cecil, M. R. Daily, P. N. Davis, K. D. Dean, R. L. Dessem, M. J. Dragich, C. H. Esbeck, W. B. Fisch, D. A. Fischer, P. B. Fry, P. J. Harter, W. H. Henning, R. H. Jerry II, J. Lande, M. A. Middleton, A. S. Neely IV, G. S. Nelson, P. G. Peters, Jr., L. L. Riskin, R. J. Uphoff, J. E. Westbrook, D. A. Whitman
Graduate Faculty Member - membership is required to teach graduate-level courses, chair master's thesis committees, and serve on doctoral examination and dissertation committees.
Doctoral Faculty Member - membership is required to chair doctoral examination or dissertation committees. Graduate faculty membership is a prerequisite for Doctoral faculty membership.
While MU does not offer undergraduate degrees specifically in Juris Doctor, the University does offer baccalaureate opportunities in a number of related areas in the other Schools and Colleges that make up the University. The catalog provides a complete list of these degree options.
While MU does not offer graduate degrees specifically in Juris Doctor, the University does offer graduate opportunities in a number of related areas in the other Schools and Colleges that make up the University. The catalog provides a complete list of these degree options.
The School of Law recognizes the importance of providing students with opportunities to apply the knowledge they receive in the classroom in “real-life” situations. Over their course of study, students have the opportunity to enroll in clinical programs or practicums in a variety of different areas: criminal prosecution, family violence, mediation, the state legislature, landlord/tenant law, entrepreneurship, veterans' disability law, and the wrongly convicted. Additional details are available from the School of Law at https://law.missouri.edu/academics/clinics/.
In addition to these clinical opportunities, students can participate in our extensive externship program. In this program, students work under the supervision of a lawyer or judge in a public law office, government agency or not for profit organization or for an attorney in private practice engaged in pro bono work. Additional details are available from the School of Law at https://law.missouri.edu/externship-program/.