Law Day 2018

We love the Law Day tradition and we want you to come and love it too!

This year we are not charging registration fees for any Law Day events, excluding the run/walk, but will gratefully accept donations to support our student scholarship program.

Please register to help us order the right amount of food. There's only so much leftover pizza law students will eat.


Friday, April 20

Distinguished Alumni Luncheon
The Tiger Hotel
23 South 8th Street, Columbia
11 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Lunch

Join us for lunch at a Columbia landmark, The Tiger Hotel, to honor graduates of 30 or more years ago. Mizzou Law students will be seated at every table to provide updates on life at the law school. Valet parking will be provided at no charge at the 8th Street entrance.

Suggested Attire: Business or Business Casual

Law Day Reception
Law Library, Hulston Hall
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Join us for heavy hors o'euvres and drinks preceding the Law Day Awards Ceremony. Coffee and dessert will be available outside the Courtroom before the Awards Ceremony begins.

Suggested Attire: Business

Law Day Awards Ceremony & Law School Foundation Annual Meeting
Courtroom, Hulston Hall
6:30 p.m.

Join us as we recognize outstanding members of the law school community!

The brief Annual Meeting of the Law School Foundation will occur at the end of the Awards Ceremony.

Suggested Attire: Business

Citation of Merit
Anita R. Estell, '86
David L. Steelman, '78

Distinguished Recent Graduate
Elijah J.L. Haahr, '08

Distinguished Non-Alumnus
Professor Emeritus Peter N. Davis

Entrepreneurship Award
Herbert E. Hardwick, '89

Order of the Coif Honorary Initiate
Melodie A. Powell, '81

The Order of Barristers Honorary Initiate
Robert T. Adams, '87

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Excellence in Research Award
Professor Thom Lambert
Professor Amy J. Schmitz

Loyd E. Roberts Memorial Prize in the Administration of Justice
Professor David English

Husch Blackwell Distinguished Faculty Award
Professor Erika Lietzan

Judge L.F. Cottey Advocacy Award
2L Sarah Rowan

Saturday, April 21

Tim Heinsz 5K/10K Run/Walk, Jim Devine Dog Walk & Kids' Fun Run
West Entrance of Hulston Hall
9:00 a.m.

TH5K LogoThe 14th Annual Tim Heinsz Memorial 5K/10K Run/ Walk & Jim Devine Dog Walk, hosted by the law school's Student Bar Association, honors the memory of two of the law school's most beloved deans. Tim Heinsz served as dean of the law school and was an avid runner. Jim Devine served as associate dean and was a noted dog lover.

This event is open to individuals of all ages and skill levels. Registration both with and without a timing chip is offered. The dog walk is a one-mile loop, while the Kids' Fun Run will be a "race" on the lawn, complete with kid-size t-shirts and medals for participants.

All proceeds benefit the Timothy J. Heinsz Scholarship Fund at the School of Law.

For more information or to register, please visit

Suggested Attire: Casual

Law Day Picnic
The location for the picnic should say Carnahan Quadrangle on the MU Campus, located immediately west of Hulston Hall
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bites, beverages and bad dance moves! Enjoy Shakespeare's pizza and drinks while the kids meet Truman the Tiger, and enjoy a bounce house, face painter and other fun.

Live music will be provided by R&B (Professors Rafael Gely and Bob Jerry) with cameo appearances by law school faculty and staff, including Kathy Smith and Paul Litton.

Suggested attire: Casual

General Information

Directions and Parking

Please visit for directions and parking information for Hulston Hall. There is no fee to park in Turner Avenue Garage, the parking structure located closest to Hulston Hall, during nights and weekends.

Valet service will be offered at no charge for the Distinguished Alumni Luncheon at the 8th Street entrance of The Tiger Hotel.


For more information, please contact Lynne Byler at or 573-882-0137.