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Mizzou Law Announces Additional New Faculty Hires for Fall 2022

Officials at the University of Missouri School of Law are continuing the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the school by announcing two exciting new faculty hires joining the ranks of the nationally renowned faculty scholars and teachers at Mizzou Law. Lauren Shores Pelikan, a senior manager of global tax planning at Emerson in St. Louis and Yunsieg P. Kim,…

2021-2022 CALI Awards

CALI Excellence for the Future Award Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Highest grade in courses SPRING 2021 ADVANCED TRIAL PRACTICE Luke Hawley ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 1A Jessica Davis ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 1B Noelle Mack ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 2A Matthew Thomas ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 2 Jaycob Simsheuser ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 3A Jessica Hylton Rachel Taylor ADVOCACY…

18th Annual Tim Heinsz Race Registration is Open!

WHEN: April 23, 2022 WHERE: Hulston Hall and the Mel Carnahan Quad on the MU campus WHO: Anyone who wants to participate! REGISTER:https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/MO/Columbia/AnnualTimHeinsz5K   If you would like to volunteer to help with the race, email Payton Rosencrantz, or there are links on the registration site for volunteer registration. -For those who cannot attend the in-person race, we will also…

MU professor says Google v. Oracle case leaves fair use ‘muddy’

The case of Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. pitted two giant technology companies against each other. On the line was potentially billions of dollars in profits as well as the future of some of the world’s most widely used pieces of software. After more than a decade of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2021 that Google did…

Gone the Influencer, Not the Influence

One of the five job offers I had coming out of law school was the one “everyone” wan­ted.  I turned it down.  Instead, I chose the job offer out of the five that paid the least.  That brought me to Springfield, Missouri and Ransom A. Ellis, Jr.  Why? Because he did exactly what I wanted to do (labor and employment…

MU Law Veterans Clinic surpasses milestone: $10 million for veteran-clients

April 7, 2022 Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, DiedrichS@missouri.edu The University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic recently surpassed more than $10 million in disability benefits returned for its clients. The clinic, which opened in 2014, is staffed by Mizzou law students under the supervision of lawyers specializing in veteran law. The Veterans Clinic team appeals denied benefits cases to the…

Making a Difference One Can of Paint at a Time

Painting walls, refinishing furniture, building bookshelves: activities not commonly associated with earning a legal education. For Mizzou Law 2L Brandon Bethel however, working to improve his environment is something that comes second nature to him. “It really serves as a creative outlet for me,” Bethel said. “Much of law school doesn’t tap that creative vein, so redesigning spaces to improve…

Mizzou Law 3L in Washington DC to Support Confirmation of Supreme Court Judge

Niya Young, a Mizzou Law 3L, is spending the week in Washington to support the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Young is joining more than 100 law students from 17 law schools around the country to raise their voices in support of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to sit…

Professor Oliveri Named Women’s and Gender Studies Alumnae Anniversary Award

Rigel Oliver, the Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, was honored March 15 with a 2022 MU Women’s and Gender Studies Alumnae Anniversary Award. The award was given by the MU Department of Women’s and Gender Studies for Prof. Oliveri’s impressive networking and advocacy work across campus. Congratulations to Prof.…