Chuck Henson

Trial Practice Professor of Law

BA, Yale University, '87
JD, Georgetown University, '90

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professor Henson is an experienced trial lawyer with primary emphasis on employment litigation and commercial law matters. He worked in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office immediately prior to joining the law school in 2009. He previously worked as a Partner at Kutak Rock LLP in Denver and as Vice-President Law (Human Resources) at Adelphia Communications, where he was responsible for providing legal guidance and management of human resources issues, projects, and litigation for a corporation with 15,000 employees in 23 states.

In November 2015, Professor Henson was named interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity for the University of Missouri.

Professor Henson received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. from Yale in Economics and Political Science.

In the past, Professor Henson has taught Client Interviewing and Counseling, Lawyering, Employment Discrimination, Professional Responsibility, Pretrial Litigation, Trial Practice and Advanced Trial Practice.

Latest News

Professor Henson’s Article Cited in Circuit Court Opinion Regarding Title VII

From Dred Scott to The Missouri Human Rights Act: Lecture to be Held April 5

Three Law Faculty Serve on Supreme Court Racial and Ethnic Fairness Commission

Professor Henson to Speak on the Importance of Jury Trials at Missouri Historical Society

Law Faculty Help Develop New Policies Designed to Help Campus Community, Visitors Understand Rights Related to Protests and Use of Public Spaces

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Most Recent Publications

In Defense of McDonnell Douglas: The Domination of Title VII by the At-Will Employment Doctrine, 89 ST. JOHN'S LAW REVIEW 551 (2015).

Reflections on Ferguson: What’s Wrong With Black People?, 80 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 1013 (2015).

In Defense of McDonnell Douglas: The Domination of Title VII by the At-will Employment Doctrine, forthcoming.

Title VII Works: That's Why We Don't Like It, 2 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI RACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE LAW REVIEW 41 (2012)

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