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Professor Myers Shares 2019 U.S. Supreme Court Highlights with Missouri Bar and SEALS

Professor Gary Myers discussed “2019 United States Supreme Court Highlights (2018-2019 Term)” as a speaker/panelist for the Missouri Bar as part of the MobarCLE program, presented to Bar members by teleconference on August 7. He focused on cases related to antitrust, the commerce clause, intellectual property, and the U.S. census. He also spoke on a panel, “Supreme Court and Legislative…

Multicultural Law Student Association (MLSA) Hosts Deputy Consul of the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City

On September 18, the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City visited the University of Missouri School of Law. The Multicultural Law Student Association (MLSA), in conjunction with the Career Services Office, celebrated Mexican Independence with traditional sweets during a meet and greet with consular staff. During the visit, Deputy Consul Lee Wong-Medina conducted an information session for law students focused on…

Bailey Appointed to Committee to Study Third-Party Funding of Litigation

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey has been appointed by the Uniform Law Commission to serve on the Study Committee on Third-Party Funding of Litigation. This committee will study the need for and feasibility of a uniform or model law governing third-party funding of litigation and arbitration. Bailey continues to serve on the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Study Committee and the…

Veterans Clinic’s Brent Filbert and Sarah O’Connor Attend Interment in Arlington Cemetery

Veterans Clinic Director Brent Filbert, his wife Maggie Filbert, and Support Specialist Sara O’Connor joined the Combs family in Virginia as their patriarch Major General Roger E. Combs was interred at Arlington National Cemetery.  Major General Combs was a 1975 graduate of Mizzou Law and his family has provided generous support for the Veterans Clinic. O’Connor said she appreciated being…

Professor Schmitz to be a panelist at AALS annual meeting

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been invited to be a panelist at the 2020 Association of American Law School’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. The panel, Commercial Law in the Digital Age, is co-sponsored by the Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services and the Commercial and Consumer Law sections. The panel will consider how technology is transforming commercial transactions, and…

Professor Bowman – Kelly v. United States: There is no political exception to fraud

In a symposium written for SCOTUSblog, Professor Frank Bowman writes about Kelly v. United States, a case that came from the scandal known at “Bridgegate.” William E. Baroni, Jr., deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Bridget Anne Kelley, an aide to then Governor Chris Christie, conspired to create a major traffic jam…

Book Edited by Professor Esbeck Chronicles Disestablishment and Religious Dissent in the New States at America’s Founding and Early Republic

Professor Carl H. Esbeck and historian Jonathan Den Hartog are the editors of a new book containing 21 essays that detail disestablishment in the original 13 states, as well as similar events in soon-to-be-admitted states like Vermont and Kentucky, and three Catholic disestablishments including Missouri. Myths, half-truths, and downright errors surround popular notions of American church-state relations. Disestablishment and Religious…

Professor Bowman’s Impeachment Expertise Sought by National & International Media

Frank O. Bowman, III is a Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law and an expert on the impeachment of the president and other federal officers. In his recent book, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump (Cambridge University Press), Professor Bowman offers unprecedented clarity to the question of impeachment, tracing its roots…

BOA donated $750 to Heart of Missouri CASA today

Each fall the MU Law Board of Advocates hosts a Fall Social and Trivia Night. The purpose is to get the students of the law school to interact with each other and the faculty in a fun, off the clock setting. For 1L’s, it can be their first time getting to know their professors and 2L or 3L peers outside…