About BETR


The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review (“BETR”) is a student-edited publication at the University of Missouri School of Law whose primary purpose is to provide a three-part publication offering and host an annual symposium to cultivate cutting-edge information and legal analysis over a wide range of topics and issues.  BETR’s purpose is to publish articles on developing legal matters that are relevant to practitioners, academics, and policymakers who continue to inform and shape our legal environment.

BETR’s three-part publication will consist of biannual journal issues and frequent White Papers and Forum posts. BETR will begin publishing White Papers and Forum posts during the Summer of 2017.  The first online journal will be issued soon.  Future issues will be available online and in print.

Journal issues will include Articles written by law professors, practicing attorneys, business experts, and members of BETR’s staff. White Papers are a concise in-depth analysis of a complex legal issue within the scope of business, entrepreneurship, or tax matters composed by subject matter experts. Forum posts are short summary pieces highlighting a specific legal or news issue within the scope of business, entrepreneurship, or tax legal matters composed by members of BETR’s staff and outside contributors.

The Editorial Board

The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review Editorial Board has the primary responsibility of managing, editing, and producing all publications. Each Spring, the current Editorial Board selects a new editorial staff from the current Associate Members. The selection of the new Editorial Board is based on interviews, work product, and dedication to the furtherance of the Journal.

The newly appointed 2017-2018 Editorial Board is:

Editor in Chief: Renee Henson

Managing Editor: Morgan Westhues

Associate Editor in Chief: Phillip Windom

Lead Articles Editor: Valencia Clemons-Bush

Layout and Design Editor: Maxwell Mauldin

Note and Comment Editors:

Brandon Gibson

Ben Kweskin

Molly Parato

Associate Managing Editors:

John Cardenas

Melissa Knerr

John Moore

Paige Wheeler

Faculty Advisor:

Professor Michelle A. Cecil

Board of Advisors:

Dennis D. Crouch

James H. Levin

Royce D. Barondes

James M. Niemann