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Reaching Remarkable Heights: The Women of the Mizzou Law Class of 1996

The achievements of the women of the Mizzou Law class of 1996 have shone brightly this year: Kelly Broniec earned a Missouri Supreme Court appointment in 2023 making her one of six Mizzou Law alumni on the Missouri Supreme Court. Her appointment also contributed to making the Missouri Supreme Court a majority female bench. Additionally, Megan Phillips was elected president…

Mizzou Law 3L and Entrepreneur Opens Pop-Up Shop

Parker Owens, a Mizzou Law 3L student, entrepreneur and winner of the Mizzou Entrepreneur Quest Student Accelerator competition last fall, is opening a pop-up store for his business, Parker’s Brick Builds. The store will open from 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the MU Trulaske College of Business. Owens’ business, Parker’s…

Dean Sperino Publishes Article on Summary Judgments in Employment Discrimination Cases

Associate Dean Sandra Sperino has published an article on the McDonnell Douglas framework in the North Carolina Law Review. The McDonnell Douglas framework is the most important analytical structure in employment discrimination law. Scholars and judges have regularly criticized the three-part, burden-shifting test. Despite decades of criticism, a central feature of the framework remains unexamined—its second step is incompatible with…

Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic Files Amicus Brief with United States Supreme Court

Attorneys in the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic have filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in a crucial case awaiting consideration involving veterans seeking certiorari to challenge a decision made by the Federal Circuit.    The veterans in the case argue that the Federal Circuit erred in its judgment, contending that the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims…

Dean Sperino Cited in JOTWELL

Associate Dean Sandra Sperino’s article, The Causation Canon, published last year in the Iowa Law Review, was cited in JOTWELL, a blog aimed at highlighting excellent legal scholarship. In JOTWELL, Joseph Seiner writes: “In The Causation Canon, Professor Sandra Sperino performs a superb analysis of the Supreme Court’s evolving analysis of causation standards. The piece carefully synthesizes the decisions in…

Mizzou Law Student, Assistant Dean Emeritus, Win Carnahan Awards

Walter Jackson, 3L and Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey, will be honored today, Feb. 8, with Mel Carnahan Awards. Walter Jackson is receiving the Carnahan Award for Legal Scholarship while Dean Bob Bailey is receiving the Carnahan Award for Public Service at the Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City. The Mel Carnahan Award is an initiative of the Carnahan Policy Institute.…

Associate Dean Sperino Publishes New Edition of Federal Employment Discrimination Law Book

Associate Dean Sandra Sperino has published the 10th edition of her book, “Federal Law of Employment Discrimination in a Nutshell” this February. Dean Sperino’s book is designed to assist students—both law and undergraduate—to achieve a basic understanding of the complex area of federal employment discrimination law, and provide an up-to-date review for the practitioner. The focus is upon Title VII…

Professor David Gamage Listed As a Top 5 Most Downloaded Tax Law Professor

Professor David Gamage has been ranked the fifth-most downloaded tax law professor in the United States in 2023, as reported by TaxProf Blog. Professor Gamage’s scholarly articles received 4,259 downloads last year, ranking him in the top five of the 50 most downloaded professors in the…

Associate Dean Ben Trachtenberg Speaks On Chiefs’ Fan Death Case

Associate Dean Ben Trachtenberg spoke with People Magazine about potential criminal charges in well-known Kansas City Chiefs’ fan death case. To read the full story, visit: https://people.com/chiefs-fan-deaths-criminal-charges-possibility-experts-weigh-in-8558256.…