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Welcoming Thomas B. Bennett to the Mizzou Law Faculty

We at Mizzou Law are excited to welcome Thomas B. Bennett who will be joining our faculty in fall 2020 to teach civil procedure and constitutional law! Professor Bennett is currently a Furman Academic Fellow at NYU Law, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2012. He has also served as a law clerk in both the U.S. Court of…

Prof. Schmitz receives CPR Institute award

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) presented its awards for 2020 on February 28 as part of its annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. Professor Amy J. Schmitz and Colin Rule received the Award for Outstanding Short Article for Online Dispute Resolution for Smart Contracts, 2019 Journal of Dispute Resolution. This article tackles how to address resolution…

Jack Gilkey Honored With Judge L.F. Cottey Advocacy Award

Jack Gilkey shared his thoughts on recently receiving the Judge L.F. Cottey Advocacy Award with Mizzou Law. I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the Judge L.F. Cottey Advocacy Award. Judge Cottey had a broad range of knowledge and skill in many areas of law, but he is especially remembered for his aptitude and passion for written and…

Phi Alpha Delta announces 2020-2021 Executive Board

PAD would like to introduce you to our new executive board for the 2020-2021 academic year! Justice: Gabby Deimeke (pictured center) Vice Justice: Haley Benson (second from right) Treasurer: Brennan Canuteson (left) Clerk: Emma Denman (second from left) Marshal: Scott Lunte (right)     The new exec board will transition throughout the Spring 2020 semester and will take the reins completely…

Undergraduate Courses in Law

Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 The University of Missouri School of Law is thrilled to announce new undergraduate courses in law. We will begin teaching during Summer 2020, with additional courses available during the 2020-2021 academic year. Here are the offerings: Summer 2020 LAW 3800 — Logical Reasoning and Legal Analysis Instructor: Dean Lyrissa Lidsky This course provides…

Featured Student Leader: Zaina Afrassiab

3L Zaina Afrassiab first came to Mizzou as an undergraduate. After growing up in Moberly, Missouri, she came to MU to get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphases in Management and Human Resources from the Trulaske College of Business. She then decided to continue her education at Mizzou Law. “I was interested in the dual degree options…

Prof. Abrams Writes About Sports for Children With Disabilities, and About Countering Fans’ Verbal Bigotry During School Games

Since 2011, Professor Douglas E. Abrams has written nearly 250 essays on New York-based www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. Several of these essays – including his two most recent ones – concern societal issues in sports. The first recent essay, Trends in Sports: Giving ALL Kids a Chance to Participate and Have Fun, explains how youth…

PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Showing at Mizzou Law

Mizzou Law’s Director of Academic Success, Chalana M. Scales-Ferguson, shared her thoughts on the February 15 documentary screening and panel presentation of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. Mizzou Law, in collaboration with the Columbia (MO) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Black Law Students Association, and the Black Studies Department, hosted a screening of…