Mizzou Law Centers

Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship

The Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship promotes faculty symposia and scholarship in all areas involving law and innovation, and develops curricular and extracurricular programming to prepare law students to participate in entrepreneurial and innovation communities.

The center also supports the law school’s Office of Career Development in identifying externships, summer positions and full-time jobs within the center’s focus area, and collaborates with campus and community members to generate resources that will increase and promote innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the reason. The center’s focus resides not just on intellectual property, business and finance, but on the intersection of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) issues.

Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution

The mission of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is to advance the understanding of the nature and causes of, as well as the methods available for managing and resolving conflict.

The CSDR fosters comprehensive approaches to lawyering, and decision-making through the use of the full array of dispute resolution processes including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship, and Justice

The mission of the Michael A. Middleton Center promotes excellence in the multi-disciplinary study of race, citizenship, and justice in the United States. The Middleton Center supports and promotes scholarship and engagement on these issues within and beyond the University of Missouri. It is led by a partnership between the College of Arts and Science and the School of Law.