This week at Mizzou Law, twelve students will be attending a ”Life of a Lawyer” luncheon.  On Monday, October 21st, Derek Rudman, ’95, will be on campus at 1:00 to 1:50 in room 107 to talk and eat with students.  Mr. Rudman is a founding partner of Rudman and Smith Law in St. Louis. The company website states, “Mr. Rudman has represented numerous clients in successful settlements, confidential mediations, administrative hearings, trials both in judge-tried and-jury tried cases involving significant awards and judgments.  Mr. Rudman has extensive experience in complex multi-part litigation and matters of sensitive nature.  He has represented many individuals in high-profile media cases in both civil actions and criminal defense of those being charged with offenses, including, but not limited to, murder, sex, robbery, and drug cases.  Mr. Rudman’s core practice areas focuses on Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, and Criminal Defense.”

The “Life of a Lawyer” series is an opportunity to network with an alum in a small group setting and to learn more about a specific practice area.  Seating is limited to twelve students so this event is currently closed.  As new Life of a Lawyer events are posted on Symplicity, be sure to RSVP early.  

We are approaching the end of Mizzou Law’s Pro Bono Month, which has included some wonderful speakers.  This week on Wednesday, October 23rd, is no exception.  The Pro Bono Speaker Series will feature two Pro Bono Coordinators from Bryan Cave at 1:00 in Room 7.

Ketrina Bakewell, ’83 partner and pro bono coordinator at the St. Louis Office, as well as Christopher Javillonar pro bono coordinator in the Kansas City Office, will talk about their firm’s pro bono projects and how Mizzou Law students could potentially get involved. That’s right!  Bryan Cave is interested in hosting two to four students during Spring Break to work with their attorneys on pro bono projects. Come learn about this exciting opportunity.  Pizza will be provided, so be sure to RSVP.  Professional perspective or career component credit will be offered.