Alexandria Zylstra

Alexandria Zylstra

Alexandria Zylstra

Associate Professor

Alexandria is an Associate Professor of Business Legal Studies and an affiliate faculty member of Women and Gender Studies. She earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She then practiced family law at Legal Aid in Kansas City, Missouri, providing free legal services to victims of domestic violence and child abuse. While at Legal Aid, Alexandria also became a family court mediator, then a mediation coach and trainer. In 1999, she began providing legal services to college students at the University of Missouri, while completing her Master of Laws degree in Dispute Resolution. Alexandria began teaching full-time in 2001, eventually administering an undergraduate legal studies program. For over a decade she has taught courses in gender and the law. Alexandria has published several articles in the fields of: family mediation, alternative dispute resolution, collaborative law, and the use of ADR in business disputes.

Courses Taught

BULE 303 The Legal Environment of Business

MGMT 431: The Legal Environment of Employee Relations

WGST 450/550 Women, Law and Justice



  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri
  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri
  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri