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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…

Law Students Recognized with Excellence in Research Awards

The Law Library and Advocacy & Research faculty recently announced the top finishers for the annual Excellence in Legal Research Awards. All first-year Mizzou Law students participated in a semester-long competition which included research tasks, continuing education events and a research capstone exercise. The top finishers are:     Overall Grand Champion – Greta Bax 1st Runner Up – Michael…

The New Handshake: Professor Schmitz Co-Writes New Book on Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy Schmitz recently published a book that seeks to explain how online dispute resolution (ODR) can expand access to remedies for consumers, with co-author Colin Rule, the mastermind behind the ODR systems of eBay and PayPal. In the past, when buying goods in person, deals could be sealed with a handshake. Now with the ability to buy things online…

School of Law to Host Hooding Ceremony May 14

The School of Law will host its annual hooding ceremony to recognize its newest graduates on Sunday, May 14, at 12:30 p.m., in Jesse Auditorium on the University of Missouri Campus. This event is open to the public and no tickets are required. This year’s featured speaker will be the Honorable Patricia A. Breckenridge, ’78, who is chief justice of…

Board of Advocates Announces Barristers Inductees, Moot Court Winners

The School of Law’s Board of Advocates recently announced its 2017 inductees into The Order of Barristers, celebrating 10 graduating students who excel in advocacy. This year’s inductees are: Maikieta Brantley Joseph Dumas Sheaffer Fennessey Miles Figg Tamar Hodges Jenna Homeyer Alex Langley Courtney Lauer Theresa Mullineaux Aaron Snipes The Board of Advocates also announced the 2017 1L Moot Court…

Members of Mizzou Law Community Recognized at Law Day

Outstanding members of the law school community were recognized at the 2017 Law Day Awards Ceremony, held on April 21 in Hulston Hall. The evening’s honorees included: Citation of Merit Rodney E. Loomer, ’74 Rhonda C. Thomas, ’73 Distinguished Recent Graduate Award Darryl M. Chatman, ’08 Distinguished Non-Alumnus Award Professor Joan Krauskopf Entrepreneurship Award Chad A. Troutwine, ’97 Judge L.F.…

Law School Center Secures Grant to Study Reasoning in Arbitration

The law school’s nationally-recognized Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the AAA-ICDR Foundation (the charitable arm of the American Arbitration Association and the International Center for Dispute Resolution) to study arbitral reasoning in various contexts and in comparison to judicial reasoning. The project, “Reasoning in International Commercial Arbitration: Comparisons Across the Common…

Women’s Law Association to Host Symposium: The Evolution of Women in the Law

On April 14, the Mizzou Women’s Law Association will host a symposium, “The Evolution of Women in the Law: From Where We Were to Where We Are Going.” The goal of the symposium is to create networking opportunities for students and attorneys from across the state, to discuss the challenges women face in the Missouri legal field, and to consider…