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Mizzou Law Faculty Present to Missouri Middle and High School Teachers

Professor Rigel Oliveri and Associate Dean Paul Litton recently presented at a summer institute for the James Madison Legacy Project, which is a joint effort by The Missouri Bar’s Citizenship Education Program and the Center for Civic Education. Attendees were middle and high school teachers from across Missouri who will be teaching a curriculum about the United States Constitution this…

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…

Provost Stokes Names Faculty Member to MU Task Force

Professor Ben Trachtenberg was recently named to the MU Task Force on Academic Program Analysis, Enhancement, and Opportunities created by Provost Garnett Stokes. According to the provost’s office, the task force is charged with “conducting a top-to-bottom analysis of all of our academic programs, eventually making recommendations regarding areas of future investment, potential consolidations, and in some cases, program discontinuance.”…

Professor Bowman Publishes Op-Ed on the Effectiveness of State Officials Investigating the President

In an op-ed for Slate, Professor Frank Bowman argues that state officials cannot function effectively as “stand-in special prosecutors” of a president or his administration. Other articles published in the news have suggested that, if special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is shut down, state attorneys general could step up and continue the investigation. In response to these articles, Professor Bowman…

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 Bowman Discusses Obstacles to Mueller Investigation

An article published by the Wall Street Journal quoted Professor Frank Bowman at length about the limits and potential obstacles to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election. The article, “Presidential Self-Pardon Remains a Murky Issue,” examines the issues of presidential self-pardon and whether a president can be indicted. The article also goes…

Professor Strong Publishes New Article on International Lawmaking

Professor S.I. Strong recently had a new article on international lawmaking published. The article, “Clash of Cultures: Epistemic Communities, Negotiation Theory, and International Lawmaking,” 50 Akron Law Review 495 (2017), discusses the role that expert groups play in the negotiation of international treaties and considers whether and to what extent theories developed in the context of interpersonal negotiation can be…

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…

Professor English Attends Uniform Law Commission Meeting

Professor David English recently attended the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission, during which the commission approved the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act. Professor English was chair of the drafting committee for this project. The commission also approved the Uniform Directed Trust Act, for which Professor English was a member of the drafting…

Professor Lietzan Participates in Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property Summer Institute

Professor Erika Lietzan recently attended the 2017 Summer Institute, hosted by the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. She presented “The Drug Innovation Paradox,” which will be published by the Missouri Law Review next year, explains that the United States has chosen to incentivize drug innovation with a period of exclusive…