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Mizzou Law students finish second in national moot court competition

Mizzou Law 3Ls Isaac Keller and Macgyver “Mac” Newton finished second overall in the national Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition hosted by the Federal Bar Association. Keller and Newton competed against 40 teams from top law schools across the country. In addition to their runner-up finish, Mac Newton received the “Best Oralist” honor in the final round and second-best…

Mizzou Law receives record $10 million gift

This spring, the University of Missouri School of Law received a $10 million estate gift from a confidential donor. This gift is the largest single donation to Mizzou Law in the school’s 152-year history. The gift was giving to support the dean’s discretionary fund, which will allow Dean Paul Litton to utilize the funds to support the school’s areas of…

Mizzou Law Helping to Develop the NextGen Bar Exam

In January, Mizzou Law contributed to the development of the NextGen bar exam by participating in a national field test in conjunction with the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). By hosting a field test, Mizzou Law joined 88 other law schools in providing data and feedback to the bar exam developers to help inform and improve the new bar…

Professor Rachel Wechsler Wins 2024 Jordan Hoyt Memorial Tribute to Women Award

Professor Rachel Wechsler was awarded the 2024 Jordan Hoyt Memorial Tribute to Women award on March 20 as a part of the Tribute to Women Banquet held annually in Columbia. Awardees are selected annually for their work above and beyond expectations to create an equitable, fair, and just environment for women on campus; their demonstrated respect for the diversity of…

Dean Trachtenberg Moderates Panel at Countering Antisemitism Conference

Associate Dean Ben Trachtenberg is moderating a panel today at the third annual Countering Antisemitism conference. Dean Trachtenberg will moderate a panel titled “Crisis on Campus: What Can Be Done?” which will explore ways to fight antisemitism on college…

Professor Meyer Publishes Article in SLU Law Journal

Anthony Meyer ’18, a visiting associate professor at Mizzou Law, published an article in the Saint Louis University Law Journal this spring regarding the use of the phrase “white collar crime.” In his piece, Professor Meyer argues that although the phrase “white collar crime” is ubiquitous among lawyers, it is a euphemism that creates an arbitrary distinction among crimes and…

Faculty Spotlight — Meet David Gamage

It’s been said that nothing in this life is certain except death and taxes — but for Mizzou Law’s newest professor, the legal implications of taxation are a fascinating “puzzle” that bridges the gap between the government and the people. David Gamage has always been interested in the worlds of academia, law and economic policy. He began his academic career…

Professor Andrea Boyack Publishes Article in JOTWELL

Andrea Boyack, the Floyd R. Gibson Endowed Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, published an article in the prestigious JOTWELL blog examining recent scholarly work related revisiting single-family zoning and property rights. To read the full article, visit:…

Mizzou Law 3L Wins National Writing Competition

Mizzou Law 3L Isaac Keller just won the 2023 American Journal of Mediation National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition. His article, “Tables Turning: How Companies Should Respond to the “Mass Arbitration” Phenomenon and Abernathy v. DoorDash, Inc.” was selected first place by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators in a national competition. Keller won a $5,000 prize for finishing first…