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Professor Schmitz speaks to Brazilian university about ODR

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will give a presentation via Zoom on Friday, April 3, at 3 PM Central, for the Universidade Mackenzie in Brazil. Alexandre Fiori de Tella, LLM ’17, will be the moderator. Professor Schmitz will provide insights and information about online dispute resolution (ODR) in the public and private sector, and discuss how ODR can expand access to…

Riedy Clark elected as NALP Midwest School Regional Representative

Jennifer Riedy Clark was elected by her peers as the NALP Midwest School Regional Representative for 2020-2022. She is the director of public interest programs in Mizzou Law’s Office of Career Development and Student Services. NALP (formerly known as The National Association for Law Placement) is the national organization for law schools and legal employers “dedicated to facilitating legal career…

Professor Schmitz selected for project with Cyberjustice Laboratory in Montreal

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been selected to join a prestigious research project with the Cyberjustice Laboratory in Montreal, Canada. Prof. Schmitz will join an international group working on the Autonomy Through Cyberjustice Technologies (ACT) project.  This is  a research partnership that is unique in the field of artificial intelligence and cyberjustice. She was selected based on her research in the…

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky Leads Honorees for 2020 Women’s Justice Awards

The 2020 Women’s Justice Awards selection committee has chosen Dean Lyrissa Lidsky as Missouri Lawyers Media’s Woman of the Year. Lidsky, who joined the university in July 2017, is the first woman to be named dean of the law school. She has been widely lauded for her legal scholarship, enthusiasm for the law, mentorship of students and talent for generating…

Professor Schmitz among panelists for online dispute resolution webinar

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented online as part of a special series for the American Bar Association, “ODR in the ERA of COVID-19: Experts Answer Your Questions”. This was a free resource aimed to help dispute resolution providers and courts seeking ideas and best practices for moving online. This was very highly attended, as individuals look for help in the…

Professor Lietzan’s FDA Expertise Sought by National & International Media

Professor Erika Lietzan researches, writes, and teaches primarily in the areas of food and drug regulation, intellectual property, and administrative law. Some of her recent scholarship has focused on the nature and purpose of the new drug approval system, federal regulation of fecal microbiota transplantation, federal regulation of products derived from cannabis, the political economy of the Hatch-Waxman (generic drug)…

Featured Alumnus: Don M. Downing

After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Don M. Downing decided to continue his education, entering Mizzou’s School of Law. He knew that he would want to practice in Missouri and decided Mizzou would be the best place to make long-lasting connections. While at Mizzou Law, Downing was on the Missouri Law…

Professor Uphoff honored with 2020 Midwest Innocence Project’s Justice For The Innocent Award

Professor Rodney Uphoff has been selected for the 2020 Midwest Innocence Project’s Justice For The Innocent Award. The award is presented to individuals in recognition of their exemplary advocacy and work on behalf of those who had been wrongfully convicted in the US. Rodney J. Uphoff is the first Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at MU, where…