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Professor Lietzan speaks to Akron law students about perils of patent reform

At a recent event at the University of Akron School of Law, Professor Erika Lietzan spoke about what she called the “assault on drug patents,” including patent reform activity in Congress as well as proposals to prevent drug companies from patenting any changes or improvements to their drugs after approval (so called “one and done” proposals).  She explained that medical…

Professor Lietzan continues to write about the FDA regulation of CBD products

In a recent editorial for Drug Discovery Today, “A special exception for CBD in foods and supplements?”, Professor Erika Lietzan and co-author Patricia J. Zettler,  write about the emerging cannabidiol (CBD) market. They explain that most foods and dietary supplements containing CBD – even CBD from hemp — violate FDA’s “drug exclusion rules.” FDA has not been taking enforcement action,…

Professor Schmitz: Measuring Access to Justice through Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz gave a presentation, “Measuring Access to Justice through Online Dispute Resolution,” at the Fordham Law Review Symposium: “Achieving Access to Justice Through ADR: Fact or Fiction?,” in New York, NY, in early November. The symposium took a critical look at alternative dispute resolution (ADR), as well as online dispute resolution (ODR) with respect to the quest…

Professor Wells Participates on Panel Discussing Historic First Amendment Case

Professor Christina Wells was a panelist for a recent discussion on the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court ruling at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. The event was hosted by the communications department and the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art as a 50th anniversary celebration of the ruling. The case revolved around an incident at a Des Moines, Ia.,…

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…

Boone County History and Culture Center Hosts Professor Conklin for Book Talk

Professor Carli Conklin will talk about her book, The Pursuit of Happiness in the Founding Era – An Intellectual History, on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Boone County History and Culture Center in Columbia.  In this insightful volume, Professor Conklin considers the pursuit of happiness across a variety of intellectual traditions, and explores its usage in two key legal texts…

Featured Alumna: Larissa Tiller

Class of 2019 graduate Larissa Tiller recently accepted a position in the U.S. Coast Guard Direct Commission Lawyer program. She will begin officer’s training in New London, Connecticut, and then continue to the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island. “I went to law school because I wanted to serve as an attorney in the military,” Tiller said. “I thought…

Professor Strong Writes on International Business Courts

Professor S.I. Strong recently wrote a book chapter discussing whether the United States would join the growing international trend towards the creation of specialized international commercial courts in national legal systems.  The analysis, “International Commercial Courts and the United States:  An Outlier by Choice and by Constitutional Design?”, appears in International Business Courts – A European and Global Perspective 255 (Eleven…

New Course this spring Mizzou Law: Innovation and Technology in the Practice of Law

Beginning in the Spring 2020 semester, Mizzou Law will be offering a new seminar on Innovation and Technology in the Practice of Law. Professor Randy J. Diamond says the course will have two primary focuses: to develop tech skills and competencies in the delivery of legal services and to address legal issues in a tech-saturated world, where the law is rapidly…