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Mizzou Law alumna to speak at Mizzou for Disability Month

More than one in ten Americans live with an apparent disability. If you consider invisible disabilities, that number goes up to 1 in 4. Yet, the portrayal of disability in popular culture, like characters in blackface, is often based on stereotypes lacking depth or understanding of the disability experience: exaggerated caricatures of heroes, victims, sidekicks, and villains. Increasingly, these portrayals…

Mizzou Law Professor Participates in Panel on Presidential Pardons

Frank Bowman, the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, participated in a panel on the future of the presidential pardon power at Ohio State University in September. The panel: “Set the stage for the two subsequent panels about the future of presidential pardoning, by asking basic questions about the role of a regular pardon process…

Prof. David Mitchell Honored with the Spurgeon Smithson Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation

S. David Mitchell, the Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law and co-director of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship and Justice, was one of three people honored with the 2021 Spurgeon Smithson Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation. Established in 1976, the Spurgeon Smithson Awards recognize judges, law teachers, and/or lawyers who have provided outstanding services toward the increase and…

Two Mizzou Law Alumna Honored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Lace Cline, ’15, and Tamar Hodges, ’17, were honored in September by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis with Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Awards of Merit. The YLD program is an opportunity for local young lawyer organizations affiliated with the ABA Young Lawyers Division to submit their best projects for evaluation and recognition by a jury of their peers.…

Prof. Amy Schmitz to present throughout the fall

Prof. Amy Schmitz has many scheduled academic presentations this fall, showing the breadth of her expertise and respect the field of dispute resolution has for her work. Here is a list of her presentations this fall: Amy J. Schmitz, The Arbitration Conversation, Various topics and issues in an ongoing web series, Arbitrate.com, https://arbitrate.com/article.cfm?zfn=arbitrationconversation.cfm (starting in June 2020; free and open…

Dean Lidsky to Speak at Yale

Mizzou Law Dean Lyrissa Lidsky is due to speak at the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic symposium Access & Accountability 2021: Time to Seize the Day? at Yale University on Oct. 1. Dean Lidsky will participate in a panel titled “Defamation as an Accountability Tool.” This panel will: “explore the extent to which the problem of disinformation is exacerbated…

Prof. Lietzen named Best Lawyer in America in FDA and Biotechnology & Life Sciences Law

Professor Erika Lietzan has again been named a “Best Lawyer in America”  in both FDA Law and Biotechnology & Life Sciences.  This marks the eighth year in a row for FDA Law and the fourteenth year in a row for Biotechnology Law.  The Best Lawyers honor is meant to identify the top 5 percent of attorneys in the United States,…

2021 Mizzou Law Open House

Monday, September 13th 12:00-2:00 PM Hulston Hall Courtroom Mizzou Campus Register Here: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8p1GZ035sf31qJ0 For students interested in law school and hosted by the Mizzou Law Admissions Office, this open house will start with a brief presentation about Mizzou Law and a Q&A session hosted by the admissions staff. Following that is a panel discussion with current law students and the…

Director of the Mizzou Law Innocence Clinic Earns Missouri Bar Award for Appellate Advocacy

Emily Danker-Feldman, the director of the Innocence Clinic at Mizzou Law, was one of three lawyers recognized with the 2021 David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award. This award was created by The Missouri Bar Foundation to recognize outstanding achievement in appellate practice by young lawyers practicing in the state. From the Missouri Bar: “Danker-Feldman’s dedication to her work is evident…

Mizzou Law Invites Prospective Students to Visit MINK Law Day 2021

MINK Law Day is an opportunity for students considering law school to speak with Mizzou Law representatives as well as law school representatives from the 10 law schools in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska & Kansas (MINK) and more than 50 law schools from across the country! We encourage you to attend MINK to learn what law schools are looking for in…