Law Day 2017

We love the Law Day tradition and we want you to come and love it too!

This year we are not charging registration fees for any Law Day events, excluding the run/walk, but will gratefully accept donations to support our student scholarship program.


Friday, April 21

Distinguished Alumni Luncheon
Old Alumni Center • 1105 Carrie Francke Drive, Columbia
11 a.m. Registration • 11:30 a.m. Lunch

Join us for lunch at the university’s Old Alumni Center to honor graduates of 30 or more years ago. Mizzou Law students will be seated at every table to provide updates on life at the law school.

Please see Directions & Parking for parking information specific to this event.

Business or business casual attire is suggested.

Law Day Reception
Law Library, Hulston Hall
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Join us for heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks preceding the Law Day Awards Ceremony. Coffee and dessert will be available outside the Courtroom before the Awards Ceremony begins.

Business attire is suggested.

Law Day Awards Ceremony
Courtroom, Hulston Hall
6:30 p.m.

Join us as we recognize outstanding alumni and friends of the School of Law.

Citation of Merit
Rodney E. Loomer, ’74
Rhonda C. Thomas, ’73

Distinguished Recent Graduate
Darryl M. Chatman, ’08

Distinguished Non-Alumnus
Professor Joan Krauskopf

Order of the Coif Student Initiates 2016

Judge L.F. Cottey Advocacy Award

Husch Blackwell Distinguished Faculty Award

Entrepreneurship Award
Chad A. Troutwine, ’97

Order of the Coif Honorary Initiate
MaryMichael Sterchi, ’82

The Order of Barristers Honorary Initiate
Morry S. Cole, ’97

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Excellence in Research Award

Loyd E. Roberts Memorial Prize in the Administration of Justice

Business attire is suggested.

Saturday, April 22

Tim Heinsz 5K/10K Run/Walk, Jim Devine Dog Walk & Kids’ Fun Run
West Entrance of Hulston Hall
9:15 a.m.

TH5K LogoThe 13th Annual Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K/10K Run/Walk & Jim Devine Dog Walk, hosted by the law school’s Student Bar Association, honors the memory of two of Mizzou Law’s most beloved deans. Tim Heinsz served as dean of the School of Law and was an avid runner. Jim Devine served as associate dean of the school and was a noted dog lover.

This event is open to individuals of all ages and skill levels. Registration both with and without a timing chip is offered. The dog walk is a one-mile loop around MU’s Peace Park, while the Kids’ Fun Run will be a “race” on the lawn, complete with kid-size t-shirts and medals for participants.

All proceeds benefit the Timothy J. Heinsz Scholarship Fund at the School of Law. For more information or to register, please visit

Casual attire is suggested.

Law Day Picnic
Hulston Hall (event location has changed due to weather)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This decades-old tradition has gotten a facelift, Columbia-style! This year’s menu features pizza from Shakespeare’s, ice cream from Buck’s and drinks from local breweries. Let the kids blow off some steam with games, get their faces painted or have pictures taken with Truman the Tiger while you visit with fellow law school alumni and friends!

Live music will be provided by The Hickory Moon Band.

Casual attire is suggested.

General Information

Directions and Parking

Please visit for directions and parking information for Hulston Hall. There is no fee to park in Turner Avenue Garage, the parking structure located closest to Hulston Hall, during nights and weekends.

Attendees of the Distinguished Alumni Luncheon will be able to park in the surface lot adjacent to the Old Alumni Center, which is located on Carrie Francke Drive next to A.L. Gustin Golf Course. View on Google Maps. There is no charge to park in the lot if you provide your vehicle information on the registration form.

More Information

For more information related to these events, please contact Casey Baker at 573-884-7833 or


To register, please contact the School of Law Office of Advancement at 573-882-4374 or There is no charge for children 12 and under for the awards reception and the picnic. Visit to register children for the run/walk or Kids’ Fun Run.