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Professor Abrams Writes About How High School Coaches Can Fight Racism Among Players and Fans

Since 2011, Professor Doug Abrams has written nearly 300 essays on New York-based www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. Several of these essays – including his most recent one – concern societal issues in sports. His most recent essay – “High School Coaches Teaching About Racism” – concludes “that words and actions can sting, that interscholastic athletes…

Free Speech Panel with Dean Lidsky Carried on C-SPAN

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Cato Institute, “John Roberts and Free Speech: A Report on the Roberts Court’s First Amendment Jurisprudence,” that was broadcast on C-SPAN 2. The focus of the discussion was a study by Ronald Collins and David Hudson examining the 56 free-speech cases handed down by the Roberts Court from…

New Book on Humor and ADR Features Cartoon Captions by Professor Schmitz

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was included in a new book, “Humor in Negotiations & ADR: Cartoon Contest Caption Winners from the ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine” published on Amazon. Professor Schmitz has offered a winning caption on 2 occasions over the years, and therefore her witty captions were noted in this compilation. During these trying times, it is nice to stop…

Professor Uphoff Honored by The University of the Western Cape

Professor Rodney J. Uphoff received a special recognition award at The University of the Western Cape’s Annual Research and Recognition Awards, held virtually this year on October 2. His recognition is at the 41:50 mark in the video. The special recognition award is conferred to an individual who has made valuable contribution to research growth and progress of UWC over…

Seven Alumni Honored with Up & Coming Awards

Seven Mizzou Law alumni were among the 50 attorneys from around Missouri recognized with the Up & Coming Award from Missouri Lawyers Media on October 15. The award recognizes early-career lawyers who demonstrate professional excellence while making a positive impact on the profession and in their communities. These annual awards celebrate outstanding legal professionals who are 40 or younger or…

Featured LLM Alumnus – Judge Lawrence P. McLellan

Larry McLellan, ’06, was already a successful trial lawyer and mediator in Des Moines, Iowa, when he enrolled in Mizzou Law’s LLM program in 2003. He grew up in central Iowa before completing his undergraduate degree in history and JD at Drake University. While McLellan was working for Sullivan & Ward, P.C. in Des Moines, he read an article in…

Featured Mizzou Law Alumna – Janet Thompson

Long before attending Mizzou Law, Janet Thompson, JD ‘84, LLM ’02, called Boone County home. Although she was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thompson moved to Columbia as a young girl when her father was recruited to lead the Urology Department at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. She remained in Columbia for all of her studies, earning a…

Professor Schmitz presents on blockchain at IEEE conference

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present on the use of blockchain to further healthcare data security as part of an interdisciplinary panel, “Future of Healthcare Policy and Regulation in the Digital Age,” October 15 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm EDT at Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition (AIPR) annual workshop. The special session will allow participants to focus on healthcare issues,…

Professor Bowman Named a University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor

The University of Missouri Board of Curators voted unanimously at its September 24 meeting to name Professor Frank O. Bowman a University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor. Established in March 1968 by the University of Missouri Board of Curators, these prestigious positions are bestowed only upon outstanding scholars with established reputations. Professor Bowman was recognized for his exceptional performance, service…

Dean Lidsky speaks about social media self-sabotage

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky was among the plenary speakers at Missouri State University’s 17th annual Public Affairs Conference. The conference theme was “The Power of Voice” and topics explored the importance of listening to others and using your voice to express yourself and advocate for others. Dean Lidsky discussed how and why individuals and companies sabotage themselves on social media in…