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What's going on?: October 5-9

WELCOME TO HOMECOMING WEEK!!!!  For any of you students who have never experienced a Mizzou homecoming… you are in for a real treat.  As many of you know, the tradition of homecoming was started right HERE at Mizzou in 1911 when Chester A. Brewer invited alumni to “Come Home” for the annual football game against kU as it was no longer allowed to be played in  Kansas City and he didn’t think many fans would be at the game.  Make sure to study hard this week so that you can enjoy the Campus Decorations, attend the blood drive, go to the parade and root on the Tigers against #11 Florida.

You may also be interested to know that October is Mizzou Law’s Pro Bono Month!  Come here Thomas Harvey, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Arch City Defenders, speak about why he started a not-for-profit law firm and why you should start getting involved NOW in pro bono and public interest work.  He will be speaking at the Pro Bono Month Kick-Off on Monday, October 5th at 1pm in the Courtroom.  Pizza is provided for those that RSVP on Symplicity and Career Component or General Professional Perspectives Credit is available.

I will be brining a small group of students to the Friday session of the Missouri Bar Annual Meeting on Friday, October 7th, where we will attend a few CLE sessions in the morning and conclude with the Mizzou Law Alumni Luncheon. If you are still interested, we may be able to accommodate you even though you can no longer RSVP on Symplicity.  Please email Jennifer Riedy at if you are interested in attending.

Upcoming Events

Gibson Judicial Clerkship Forum, October 12, 2015 from 1:00-1:50 pm in the Courtroom. Pizza will be provided to those that RSVP on Symplicity and this program qualifies for Career Component or Professional Perspectives Credit.

Inaugural Professor Ralph Quisenberry Happy Hour, October 14, 2015 from 4:30-6:30 pm at Campus Bar & Grill.  This happy hour is sponsored by the judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.  Please RSVP through Symplicity if you would like to attend.  The judges would like to honor the late George Wallach (AKA Ralph Quisenberry), who taught for many years at the law school and made impressions on Judges Witt and Pfeiffer in particular.

Uncategorized: Financial Behavior– It Does Make a Difference

By Jeff Turnbull Ask yourself; am I aware of my financial behavior?  Do I become frustrated from the consequences of my financial choices?  Do I continue the same financial behavior and expect different results? The first step in taking control of your financial life is to begin thinking about what you are doing financially.  In  Continue Reading »

What's going on?: September 28- October 2

Welcome back to Hulston Hall!  I hope everyone has had a relaxing weekend and that the 1Ls didn’t stress about their mid-term too much. Today, we will be having Life of a Lawyer: Justin Fowler, ’05 at 1:00 p.m. If you RSVP’d… Don’t forget. Don’t forget to RSVP to attend the Pro Bono Month Kick-off  Continue Reading »

Resource ReviewUncategorized: 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions

Nervous about interviews?  If so, 101 Greatest Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions  by Ron Fry, is a great book offering an inside view of what employers look for in your answers to their toughest questions.  The book is divided into ten chapters each addressing common types of interview questions.   Though some of the questions  Continue Reading »

Career 411: Telephone Etiquette

In the age of email, text, LinkedIn, and Facebook, the art of a simple telephone conversation is becoming lost in the mix.  In my short time at Mizzou Law, I am continually amazed at how little students, staff, and faculty use the telephone.  With few exceptions, most of the phone calls to and from my  Continue Reading »

What's going on?: September 21-25

For all of you 1Ls… I know that you are studying hard for your first torts mid-term.  Good Luck!!! This week, be sure to check out the Advanced Job Search Program on September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in the Courtroom.  This program will be presented by Dean Lisa Key who will discuss what you can  Continue Reading »

What's going on?: September 8-11

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!!!  This is the last holiday until Thanksgiving and where law school really ramps up.  We will have some wonderful programming in the next couple of weeks. 1Ls… please sign up for MANDATORY Symplicity Training on the Mizzou Law Career Development Office TWEN page.  Each  Continue Reading »