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Mizzou Law July 2019 Examination Results

The Supreme Court of Missouri just released the results of the July 2019 Missouri bar exam. University of Missouri School of Law’s 93.3 percent passage rate for our first-time bar takers is above the overall state passage rate of 85.3 percent and is the second-highest out of seven regional law schools. The passage rate for the Mizzou Law graduating class…

Professor Abrams: “Women as Boys’ Varsity Coaches”

For the past ten years, Professor Douglas E. Abrams has written nearly 300 essays for leading youth sports websites. In a recent essay, he urges public high schools and middle schools to “consider, and indeed encourage, head coaching and assistant coaching applications from women as well as men.” Consideration and encouragement should extend to boys’ teams as well as girls’…

Library Q&A: Representing Yourself in Family Matters in Missouri

Q:  If I want to represent myself in a family law matter, where can I go for help and forms in Missouri? A: Dealing with a difficult situation is never easy. It is especially difficult if you are unable to shoulder the cost of legal representation. Having an attorney on your side that knows the language of the law and…

Featured Alumna: Tamar Hodges

Although a St. Louis native, Tamar Hodges was living in Atlanta and working as a registered nurse at a Level 1 trauma center when she decided to pursue a JD. Hodges wanted to work in healthcare in a new way – by guiding medical professionals and organizations through complex healthcare regulatory issues. However, as Hodges began looking at law schools,…

Professor Filbert Talks to KOPN about the Veterans Clinic Services

Professor Brent Filbert was interviewed by KOPN 89.5 Radio on August 27 regarding his military career and the work of the Law School’s Veterans Clinic. Professor Filbert described the unique experiences of military personnel and the challenges they face after their service. He explained how the Veterans Clinic helps veterans succeed by providing free representation in VA disability compensation and…

Professor Barondes Quoted in Articles about Legal Services for Medical-Marijuana Businesses

Professor Royce Barondes was quoted in a Sept. 2 Missouri Lawyers Weekly article about two recent Missouri informal ethics opinions addressing representation of medical-marijuana businesses. One of the new ethics opinions provides some clarifying guidance to Missouri lawyers engaged in multi-state practice in the field. As was noted in a May 20 story in the same publication, also citing Prof.…

Professor Strong Elected to International Academy of Comparative Law

Professor S.I. Strong was recently elected as an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, which was founded at The Hague on September 13, 1924, as a body of scholars that primarily aims to promote the comparative study of legal systems. IACL currently has more than 700 members from around the world and is interested in all legal…

Professor Schmitz: ‘How to Complain and Get Results’

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed, and provided ideas and advice, for a column, “How to Complain and Get Results,” in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which is a leading finance magazine that is available in print and online at https://www.kiplinger.com/article/credit/T037-C000-S002-how-to-compain-and-get-results.html (Aug. 29, 2019). Professor Schmitz, as a consumer law expert, provided tips and tricks for obtaining assistance for consumer problems. The…

Library Q&A: How do I choose an online study aid?

Q: We recently had a 1L who stopped by the reference desk looking for guidance on study aids, particularly how and where to access them, which ones to use, and when to use them. A: We are so glad you asked! The University of Missouri Law Library subscribes to two packages of commercial study aids. We buy them so you…

Student Spotlight: Alex Guglielmo

When 1L Alex Guglielmo was an undergraduate at Truman State University studying criminal justice, German and military science, he took a leap that would shape his path for the future. He joined the Missouri Army National Guard in November 2013, and since then has worked his way up to becoming an engineer officer. Guglielmo aspires to continue his military career…