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Mizzou Law Alumni Now Hold All Chief Judge Seats in Missouri Appellate Courts

This summer, the judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, elected Hon. Gary D. Witt, ’90, as chief judge, and the Eastern District judges elected Hon. Michael E. Gardner, ’10, to serve as chief judge. Both began their terms July 1. The Hon. Jack Goodman, ’98, began his term as chief judge for the Southern District on June…

Paul Litton Takes Office as Interim Dean of Mizzou Law

Paul Litton today took office as interim dean of Mizzou Law following the leadership of Dean Lyrissa Lidsky, who stepped down on July 4. MU Provost Latha Ramchand announced in April that Litton had been named interim dean after Dean Lidsky finished her tenure. Litton, who is the R.B. Price Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, has been a member…

Prof. Barondes Quoted by Reuters on Supreme Court Ruling

Twice in the last month, Reuters stories have quoted Prof. Royce Barondes on the implications of the recently decided Supreme Court case, NYSR&PA v. Bruen. Last September, Prof. Barondes summarized the issues for MU Law students in the following way “By restrictions challenged in the lawsuit, New York generally does not allow private citizens to carry concealed firearms during their…

USSC Justice Cites Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic Amicus Brief in Dissenting Opinion

An amicus brief written by Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic students and faculty was cited three times by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in his dissenting opinion in George v. McDonough. The case, decided on June 15, found that discharged military veteran Kevin George was not entitled to have his earlier decision denying veterans benefits for preexisting mental health issue,…

Two Rising Mizzou Law 2Ls are Prestigious 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellows

Robert Lass and Autumn Westhoff, rising Mizzou Law 2L students, have been selected and are currently participating in the 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellowship. Each summer, Equal Justice Works selects 40 highly qualified law students from 36 law schools across the country to serve in the program. The program partners with the Legal Services Corporation to support law students…

Mizzou Law Chapter of ACS Named “Student Chapter of the Year”

The American Constitution Society (ACS) has named the Mizzou Law student chapter of ACS as the “Student Chapter of the Year.” In their newsletter announcement of the award, the ACS said the Mizzou Law chapter won by exhibiting “the greatest strength in meeting ACS’s mission and goals.” Rising Mizzou Law 3L and Chapter President Hirsh Joshi says winning this award…

Coming together for veterans

Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, diedrichs@missouri.edu The Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic has announced a new program to partner with medical students from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. This partnership will involve collaboration between the two professional schools with regard to securing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation benefits for veterans. Mizzou medical students will collaborate with law students…

Prof. Oliveri Quoted in USA Today

Rigel Oliveri, the Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, was quoted in USA Today last week. Prof. Oliveri’s quote was in regards to the state of Missouri’s trigger law regarding a potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. “Some more action would have to be taken in order for people…

Mizzou Law Hoods 98 Students in Class of 2022

On May 15, Mizzou Law celebrated the graduation of 98 students, 92 with Juris Doctor (JD) degrees and six with Master of Laws (LLM) degrees. Here is a little more about this amazing graduating class: The six LLM graduates come from three states (Alabama, Tennessee and Michigan) and five countries (U.S., South Africa, Nigeria, Grenada, and Yemen.) The 92 JD…

Prof. Royce Barondes Cited in Iowa Supreme Court Case

In a recent dissent in State v. Price-Williams, Iowa Supreme Court Justice Appel cited Prof. Royce Barondes’ article examining the relationship between suspicion of firearms possession and the procedures in Terry stops. To view the opinion, visit: https://www.iowacourts.gov/courtcases/11381/embed/SupremeCourtOpinion To view Prof. Barondes’ cited article, visit:…