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Professor Barondes publishes in the Texas Review of Law & Politics

Professor Royce Barondes recently had an article accepted for publication in the Texas Review of Law & Politics. In the article, he examines contemporary jurisprudence holding a person who has a prior felony conviction is not “virtuous” and, thus, has forfeited his or her rights under the Second Amendment. The article surveys the circumstances in which contemporary courts have relied…

Professor Lietzan named a “Best Lawyer in America” for 2020

Professor Erika Lietzan has again been named a “Best Lawyer in America” in both FDA Law and Biotechnology & Life Sciences. This marks the seventh year in a row for FDA Law and the thirteenth year in a row for Biotechnology Law. The Best Lawyers honor is meant to identify the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the United…

Professor Schmitz presents on technology and mediation

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present on the panel, “Envisioning Mediation for a New Generation – Where Should We Go? Technology and New Generational Expectations,” as part of the Mediation 20/20: Navigating Mediation’s Best Future Conference. This will commemorate Mediate.com’s 25th Anniversary and take place on Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2020 (via Zoom). Professor Schmitz will join other experts…

Professor Schmitz writes chapter for book published by Universidad de Medellín

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published an article that was translated into Spanish for inclusion in a book that brings together research shared during the XIII Congreso Internacional de Derecho Procesal in Medellín, Colombia: Amy J. Schmitz, Promoviendo la protección del consumidor a través de la solución de conflictos en línea, en Agudelo Mejía, D. A. et al. (Coordinadores académicos),…

Professor Schmitz continues as chair of Mizzou’s Campus Mediation Service

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will continue as the chair of Campus Mediation Service at Mizzou. In this role, Prof. Schmitz will work with Prof. Paul Ladehoff, who is the director of the Campus Mediation Service. Professor Schmitz also is striving to bring in new initiatives toward use of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) to advance resolution of campus disputes in advising…

Professor Abrams receives 2020 President’s Award from The Missouri Bar

Professor Doug Abrams received a 2020 President’s Award from Tom Bender, 2019-2020 president of The Missouri Bar, at its virtual annual meeting on September 16. The recognition is for individuals who have provided meritorious service to the bar. Professor Abrams has assisted The Missouri Bar for 30 years, acting in an advisory role to The Missouri Bar Board of Governors, authoring…

Featured LLM Alumna: Paula M. Young

Paula Marie Young had been practicing law since 1982 before she came to Mizzou Law in 2001 to get her LLM. Young grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and had stayed in her hometown to get degrees in political science and law from Washington University, where she graduated in the top 20 percent of her law class. “I graduated from…

Featured LLM Alumnus: Brian Jarrett

After practicing law in British Columbia for eight years, Brian Jarrett, PhD, became interested in the fields of mediation and arbitration. Wanting to learn more about dispute resolution, Jarrett enrolled in the LLM in Dispute Resolution degree program at Mizzou Law. “I chose Mizzou Law for the professors in the LLM program,” Jarrett said. “The professors were both researchers and…

Featured LLM Alumna: Cynthia Alkon

Cynthia Alkon, LLM ’02, is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Criminal Law, Justice, and Policy Program at Texas A&M University School of Law. Originally from San Francisco, Alkon received a BA in international relations from San Francisco State University and her JD from University of California Hastings. She had been practicing for 10 years and was…