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Law Staff Honored for Excellence

Alisha Rychnovsky was recently named the recipient of the 2019 Patty H. Epps Award, which is presented to a staff member who honors the memory of Patty H. Epps with exceptional public service, cheerfulness and indomitable spirit and dedication to the School of Law. Rychnovsky is the Manager of Business Administration. Darrell Jaeger was recently named the recipient of the…

New partnership will improve mental health services for veterans and their families

The Mizzou Veterans Wellness Center, a collaboration between the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, will be located in the heart of campus   COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kevin Owens knows the pain of being a student veteran struggling with mental health issues. After Owens completed six years with the U.S. Air Force, he…

1Ls Give Back

The incoming class of 1L students has spent the past few days getting acclimated with one another and with life in Hulston Hall. On Thursday morning, the new students and some faculty and staff headed over to the Food Bank to volunteer together. 1L Haley Benson shared her experience with us: “I genuinely enjoyed volunteering at The Food Bank! I…

Donald Seitz to direct the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at Mizzou Law

Mizzou Law welcomes Donald Seitz as the new Director of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC), part of the Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship (CIPE). The ELC provides free transactional legal assistance to creators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors. As the director, Seitz will directly supervise students participating in the transactional legal clinic, build partnerships with legal and related services firms…

Oliveri to Publish New Casebook About Sexual Harassment Law

Professor Rigel Oliveri has co-authored a casebook coming out in November 2019. Sexual Harassment Law: History, Cases, and Practice (Carolina Academic Press) is a “comprehensive textbook covering the origins and development of U.S. sexual harassment law in employment, education, housing, prisons, and the military.” The co-authors are professors Jennifer Ann Drobac, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and Carrie…

Bailey Attends Uniform Law Commission Annual Meeting

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey recently attended the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission held in Anchorage, Alaska. Bailey serves on the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Study Committee. He has previously served on the Uniform Athlete Agents Act Committee, which drafted and passed amendments to the act following NCAA rule changes for…

Professor Abrams Urges Including Persons With Disabilities in Youth Sports

For the past ten years, Professor Douglas E. Abrams has written nearly 300 essays for leading youth sports websites. His most recent essay, Lessons From a Player and a Coach Who Have Overcome Disabilities, tells the stories of a 14-year-old Texas high school football quarterback and a 30-year-old California junior varsity head coach. The player competes on racing blades because when…

Veterans Clinic’s Filbert Speaks at Lackland AFB

Brent Filbert, clinical director of MU Law’s Veterans Clinic, recently served as a panelist to discuss Post-Service Legal Assistance. The panel spoke to more than 100 attendees at the 2019 Joint Service Disability Evaluation System (DES) conference at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The other panelists were Lynn Rodriguez, Texas A&M University Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic, and Bridget…

Professor Trachtenberg Op-Ed: U.S. Universities Must Rein in Tuition Costs

Discussing themes raised in his forthcoming law review article, The People v. Their Universities: How Popular Discontent Is Reshaping Higher Education Law, Professor Ben Trachtenberg notes in a recent op-ed in Times Higher Education that public opinion among conservative voters toward higher education has become increasingly negative since 2015. He argues that shifts in opinion are driving political intervention into the…

Professor English Attends Uniform Law Commission Annual Meeting; Elected as Life Member

From July 12-17, Professor David English attended the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in Anchorage, Alaska. Professor English is currently the chair of the drafting committee for the Revised Uniform Probate Code and co-reporter for the Model Tribal Probate Code. Both drafting committees made presentations at the meeting. Professor English, who has been a uniform law commissioner…