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Practitioner’s Corner

Jason Paulsmeyer ’03 – Staff Attorney for PSRS/PEERS

It is safe to say that when I first entered Hulston Hall in Fall of 2000, becoming an in-house attorney for a public pension plan was not a direction I expected my legal career path to lead.  Today, however, I consider myself very fortunate to have stumbled into the position of Staff Attorney with the  Continue Reading »

Robert Harry ’09, In-House Counsel for Veterans United Home Loans

The Law School (graciously) granted me a J.D. in May 2009 amid, what was described to me, as the worst legal job market in fifty years.  Rather than spend the summer searching frantically for a job, I focused on the Missouri Bar exam. I passed and the State of Missouri (also graciously) conferred a license  Continue Reading »

Monty Platz ’03 – Assistant Attorney General

Jacob Shellabarger ’07, Prosecuting Attorney for Audrain County

When I left Mizzou, I returned to a community I know and love to practice law to keep the community safe as a prosecutor. I grew up on a farm forty minutes north of Columbia in western Audrain County. Today, I am the elected Prosecuting Attorney, and have served as Prosecutor since July 2009. Although  Continue Reading »

Dean Lisa Key – Doing What You Love

I was leaving the Law School the other night around 6:30 p.m. A law student who saw me commented that I was working a long day. It had been a long day, but it had also been a good day.  You see, I love what I do, and although some days are clearly better than  Continue Reading »

Laurel Stevenson ’89, Of Counsel – Lathrop & Gage

Many people assumed four years ago that I was having a mid-life crisis.  I left a mid-size firm where I had been a partner, including spending a few years as managing partner.  I started with a large firm as Of Counsel.  The first year after deciding to change firms, I was often asked why I  Continue Reading »

Brett M. Maland ’09, Licensing & Business Development Associate for MU Office of Technology Management and Industry Relations