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Featured Alumni: Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, part 2

In a continuation of our interview with the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, we spoke with their attorneys about their prosecuting careers. Of their 41 attorneys, 21 are Mizzou Law graduates. If you missed the first part, check it out here. What made you want to work at the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office? Dane A. Rennier (‘13) Persons Unit The idea…

Featured Alumni: Greene County Prosecutor’s Office

This month’s Featured Alumni piece is a special two-part interview with the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office in Springfield, Missouri. Of their 42 attorneys, 23 are Mizzou Law graduates including two recent additions Heather Booth and Cat Cojocaru. Here, they tell us about their time at MU Law and provide advice for prospective, current and graduated students. Why did you choose…

Professor Abrams writes about movie references used in judicial opinions

Professor Doug Abrams, writing in the Journal of the Missouri Bar “Writing it Right” column, authored References to Movies in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy, Part I and Part II. In Part I, Prof. Abrams explains that judges’ use of movie references can help “embellish the discussion, with references to themes, scenes, or characters from well-known films that have held American’s…

Dean Lidsky speaks about free speech at Washington University lecture series

The spring session of Washington University’s Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series kicks off with a chat between Dean Lyrissa Lidsky and Erwin Chemerinksy, dean of the School of Law at University of California, Berkeley. The discussion on January 17 will focus on the future of free…

Professor Bowman’s Impeachment Expertise Sought by National & International Media

Frank O. Bowman, III is a Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law and an expert on the impeachment of the president and other federal officers. In his recent book, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump (Cambridge University Press), Professor Bowman offers unprecedented clarity to the question of impeachment, tracing its roots…

Dean Lidsky speaks at The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting

Recently Dean Lyrissa Lidsky spoke at The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting on a panel titled “Danger, Drama, and Self-Defeat? Diagnosing What Faces ‘The Press.'” Dean Lidsky focused on recent high-profile defamation cases involving the media, the media’s recent propensity for self-inflicted wounds, and how they undermine the media’s role in producing an informed citizenry. Dean Lidsky is…

Prof. Filbert speaks to Boone County Bar Association

Professor Brent Filbert, clinical director of the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic, gave a presentation on the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the Boone County Bar Association on January 8. The presentation focused on the history and current status of the commissions and the circumstances that have caused the delay in the commission proceedings.…

Professor Henson comments on proposed nondiscrimination bill

Professor Chuck Henson commented on the impact of proposed nondiscrimination bills for a recent Columbia Missourian article, Efforts to pass the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act Resume. Will 2020 be different? The article explains that the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act, or MONA, would add sexural orieintation and gender identity to the list of protected classes in the Missouri Human Rights Act. The article…

Reviewers: Prof. Conklin’s new book “Outstanding Academic Title of 2019”

CHOICE, a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries, which is a division of the American Library Association awarded Professor Carli Conklin’s latest book, The Pursuit of Happiness in the Founding Era: An Intellectual History (University of Missouri Press, 2019) with an “Outstanding Academic Title of 2019” award. In the CHOICE review, Conklin’s conclusions and nuanced treatment…

Professor Schmitz Featured Expert

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was a featured expert for an international article related to smart contract and blockchain dispute resolution. She is cited extensively in Blockchain Startups Think Justice Can Be Decentralized But the Jury is Still Out in Magazine by Cointelegraph, which was published on Dec. 23,…