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BYU Radio Show Interviews Dean Lidsky on Free Speech and Social Media

“Top of Mind with Julie Rose,” a show broadcast by Brigham Young University’s radio station BYU Radio, recently interviewed Dean Lyrissa Lidsky to discuss issues of free speech on social media. During the interview, Dean Lidsky, a leading First Amendment scholar, addressed the legal debate surrounding elected government officials blocking their followers from their social media sites. In creating and…

Does University Discipline Discriminate?: Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at Drake Law School

Professor Ben Trachtenberg recently presented to the faculty of Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. His talk, “Does College and University Discipline Discriminate Against Minority Students?,” concerned research related to a forthcoming article that will appear in the Nevada Law Journal. Professor Trachtenberg argues that colleges and universities should collect and publish data on the demographics of students subjected…

Board of Advocates Recognizes Excellence in Polsinelli Moot Court Competition

The Board of Advocates recently named its 2017 Polsinelli Moot Court Finalists and the 2018-2019 Moot Court Team: Cindy Bassett, 1L Heather Booth, 2L Ashlyn Calhoun, 2L Valerie Kimball, 2L Brittain McClurg, 2L                                Taylor Shortal, 2L They also named the 2017 Polsinelli Moot Court Winners: Best Oral Advocate – Brittain McClurg, 2L Best 2L Brief – Cindy Bassett, 1L Best…

Professor Myers Speaks at SEALS Conference, Missouri Bar Seminar

Professor Gary Myers recently spoke on a panel, “Trademark Morality: The Cultural and Expressive Implications of Regulating Immoral and Offensive Trademarks,” at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual meeting. He also spoke at a Missouri Bar seminar, “2017 United States Supreme Court Highlights.” Professor Myers was named as a new member of the SEALS Moderators Committee, and continues…

Mizzou Law 2017 Graduate Accepts Position at the University of Bonn

Brian Thompson, ’17, recently accepted a two-year contract at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany. He will serve as a research assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Private International Law and Comparative Law at the university. Most of his research will focus in the areas of private law, conflicts of laws and banking law, working with Dr. Matthias…

Assistant Dean Bailey Serves on Drafting Committee for Model Veterans Treatment Court Act

Act Passed by Uniform Law Commission Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey has served on the Model Veterans Treatment Court drafting committee for two years. At the 2017 annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commissioners, the Conference passed the Model Veterans Treatment Court Act. The drafting committee was charged as follows: Veterans’ courts have been created in a number of judicial…

Professor Abrams’ Endowment Buys Therapy Dog For MU Children’s Hospital

With royalties from his Children and the Law and Family Law casebooks, Professor Doug Abrams created the Happiness For Health program at the MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2001. Happiness For Health is a permanent endowment that provides toys, stuffed animals and games for sick and injured children at the Hospital, as well as parties for children who are…

Law Alumni Selected for Bar Leadership Academy

Seven Mizzou Law alumni were recently selected for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s 2017 Bar Leadership Academy. This seven-month program “helps emerging leaders of the legal profession in Kansas City develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed to become leaders in both the profession and the community,” according to the bar.    Congratulations to the alumni selected: Stephanie C.…

School of Law and Culver-Stockton College Partner on 3+3 Program

The School of Law recently finalized an agreement with Culver-Stockton College (C-SC) in Canton, Mo., that allows C-SC students to complete their undergraduate degrees while completing their first year of law school at MU. “We are delighted to establish this relationship with the University of Missouri School of Law,” Melody Schroer, assistant professor of legal studies and department chair for…