Christina E. Wells

Enoch H. Crowder Professor of Law

BA cum laude, University of Kansas Phi Beta Kappa, '85
JD with honors, University of Chicago Law School, '88

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professor Wells joined the faculty in 1993 after having been an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in Chicago and Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe in Los Angeles, primarily in the area of business litigation. While in school, she was Comment Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.

In 2001, Professor Wells was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic, studying and lecturing on constitutional rights at Masaryk & Palacky Universities. In 2002, she was invited back to present a series of lectures on American constitutional decision making. In 2003, Professor Wells received the Sustained Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the University of Missouri Law School Foundation.

Professor Wells focuses her research on issues involving free expression and access to government information and teaches Freedom of Speech, Gender and the Law, Remedies and Administrative Law.

Latest News

Professor Wells Conducts Workshop on Conflict Resolution Strategies and Tactics

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

Mizzou Law Faculty Named to Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press

Chancellor Loftin Names Professor Wells as Faculty Athletic Representative

NBC News Article Includes Prof. Wells as a First Amendment Expert

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Most Recent Publications

The First Amendment, the University and Conflict: An Introduction to the Symposium, 2018 no.2 JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION 1 (2018).

Protest, Policing and the Petition Clause: A Review of Ronald Krotoszynski’s “Reclaiming the Petition Clause”, 66 ALABAMA LAW REVIEW 1159 (2015).

Symposium: Cyberbullying: Emerging Realities and Legal Challenges – Foreward, 77 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 613 (2012).

Lies, Honor, and the Government’s Good Name: Seditious Libel and the Stolen Valor Act, 59 UCLA LAW REVIEW DISCOURSE

Contextualizing Disclosure’s Effects: Wikileaks, Balancing and the First Amendment, 97 IOWA LAW REVIEW BULLETIN 51

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