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Education Law

by Veralene Campfield  I’m a senior staff attorney at the Missouri State Teachers (no apostrophe) Association (MSTA) and I have been asked to write a little blog on careers and opportunities for people who are interested in education law. I had a rather extensive career in California in environmental law and litigation. It never occurred  Continue Reading »

Corporate Law

It is often difficult to visualize what a corporate attorney does.  Corporate attorneys are not generally featured in movies or on television, where the focus is most often on litigation and courtroom dramas.  Instead, corporate attorneys work in the realm of deals, contracts and board room spectacles.   A general corporate practice involves advising business on  Continue Reading »

Transactional Law

By Mitchell Kempker ’07 I never wanted to be a lawyer.  During my childhood, my mom worked for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.  I saw lawyers sitting in offices and drafting briefs all day.  It looked miserable.  (Although my best law school grade was the appellate brief, I was right.  It was miserable.)  So when  Continue Reading »

Civil Litigation

by Andrew Bach ’05 Nearly every great fictional lawyer was a criminal lawyer. Jack McCoy from “Law and Order” prosecuted criminals. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird defended criminals (or defended Tom Robinson whose only crime was overuse of the word ‘chifferobe’).  There are really no inspirational figures (no, I will not count Ally  Continue Reading »

Alternative Dispute Resolution

 By Bob Bailey, Director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution and Assistant Dean Once upon a time, litigation reigned as the legal mechanism for resolving disputes.  Today, client counseling, negotiation, mediation, and arbitration processes resolve the vast majority of legal disputes.  These dispute resolution processes formerly were called alternative dispute resolution (ADR),  Continue Reading »

Professional Responsibility — The Law of Lawyers and Other Professionals

By Ben Trachtenberg, Associate Professor of Law Because Professional Responsibility is required for graduation, everyone at the law school takes the course.  Some students wonder, however, if it provides any value beyond fulfilling the graduation requirement.  My answer is yes, but perhaps that goes without saying because I teach the course. Even if you were  Continue Reading »