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Professor Crouch comments on Supreme Court ruling

Professor Dennis Crouch commented in a recent article about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office violated the American Rule, “End Of The Road For USPTO’s ‘Radical’ Fight for Atty Fees.” The article mentions Crouch as one of the first court-watchers to call attention to the USPTO’s requests for fees. He says that “The Supreme…

Law student publishes in Veterans Law Journal

Justin P. Brickey, 2L, published the article “When Can TDIU Count as ‘a Disability Rated as Total’ for Purposes of Entitlement to SMC?” in Volume IV, 2019, of the Veterans Law Journal. The article references past cases to discuss the nuances of when a veteran can be designated as TDIU (Total Disability – Individual Unemployability) and qualify for Special Monthly…

Featured Alumnus: Jeffrey McCarther

For Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey McCarther, choosing Mizzou Law was a homecoming of sorts. After going to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, to study economics for undergrad, McCarther was ready to return home. Though the pull of staying around Chicago was strong, McCarther knew he wanted to eventually reside in his native Kansas City. At Mizzou Law, McCarther said…

MU Law Veterans Clinic Participates in Lathrop Gage Lunch and Learn

The MU Law Veterans Clinic recently participated in a lunch-and-learn event honoring veterans, hosted by Kansas City law firm Lathrop Gage. Lathrop Gage diversity and inclusion director Vanessa Vaugh West organized the picnic-style lunch which featured a salute to the firm’s veterans and military family members. Keith Starr of Military Matters, an organization devoted to pairing veterans in need of…

Professors English and Freyermuth explain how the Uniform Law Commission helps to craft policy

Professors David M. English and Wilson Freyermuth provided information for a recent Columbia Missourian article about lawmaking, “Writing the Law: Missouri farm bill rooted in history.” The article is one of a series of articles to examine who writes the bills, who influences that process and how laws spread from state to state. This article explains the role of the…

Professor Schmitz participates in roundtable about augmented intelligence in the courts

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was one of a small group at an invite-only roundtable on “Augmented Intelligence (AI) in the Courts” with the National Center for State Courts. The meeting included judges, court leaders, academics, and business leaders with expertise in law and technology. Specifically, the discussions focused on how AI is transforming and will continue to transform law, including…

New grant gives boost to MU School of Law Innocence Clinic

The grant totaling nearly $500,000, from the U.S. Department of Justice will help MU law students and the Midwest Innocence Project review a backlog of cases of possible innocence involving Missourians Contact: Sara Diedrich 573-882-3243 diedrichs@missouri.edu  COLUMBIA, Mo. – For more than 10 years, students at the University of Missouri School of Law have been working with the Midwest Innocence…

Mizzou Law SBA hopes to write 100,000 thank you letters to veterans

The Mizzou Law Student Bar Association (SBA) co-sponsored and hosted a card signing event for veterans last week. The event allowed students to write cards thanking veterans for their service. The event lasted the entire week and many members of the Mizzou Law community took time to write to our veterans and thank them. SBA was fortunate to be able…

Professor Schmitz shares ODR expertise with law students

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently assisted with a mediation capstone course at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Professor Schmitz is a national and international expert on online dispute resolution (ODR), so the law students interviewed her via Zoom in order to gather information for memos to be used to inform the Ohio courts considering…