About the Pre-Law Program

Drury’s strong liberal arts tradition is excellent preparation for the rigors of law school. Students who apply to law school with a demonstrated ability to think critically, write effectively and express themselves clearly are stronger candidates for success. In parallel with a student’s chosen major, courses in these areas enrich one’s grasp of the foundations of law in society:

Over 90% of Drury Students Are Accepted to Law School

Recent Drury graduates have attended some of the nation’s finest law schools, including:

Washington University in St. Louis

Duke University

Boston University

Georgetown University


Guaranteed Admittance to the University of Missouri School of Law

The Judge Ross T. Roberts Scholars Program guarantees admission to the University of Missouri Law School for students who meet specific academic standards.

Pre-Law Internships

Because Springfield is a county seat, thus having the county court house as well as a division of the federal
district court, students have numerous opportunities to work for law firms or intern in such public

Contact Us:

Dan Ponder, Ph.D.

L.E. Meador Professor of Political Science
Director, Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship
OEC 303
Office: (417) 873-7394