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Professor Strong Travels to Vienna for UN Meeting

Professor S.I. Strong recently travelled to Austria to attend several meetings at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). While in Vienna, Professor Strong joined other National Correspondents to the Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT) project to discuss the future of the initiative and participated in UNCITRAL’s 50th Anniversary…

Objective Intent: Professor Lietzan’s New Blog Focuses on Food and Drug Administration

Professor Erika Lietzan has launched a new blog, Objective Intent. In this blog, she and a co-author, Professor Patricia Zettler of Georgia State University, explore legal and policy issues associated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Before joining the faculty of the University of Missouri, Professor Lietzan practiced FDA law for 18 years with one of the country’s…

Mizzou Law Student Named Pat Tillman Scholar

A Mizzou Law student is among the 60 student veterans selected to the 2017 class of Pat Tillman Scholars. Third-year law student Paul Wade is an Army veteran and a member of the Missouri National Guard. Each year, the Pat Tillman Foundation receives thousands of applications from military veterans and their spouses. Only 60 of the best-poised leaders, who show…

MU Faculty Council Names Professor to Campus Mediation Service Committee

Professor Amy Schmitz was recently named to the university’s Campus Mediation Service Committee by the MU Faculty Council. Her three-year term begins September 1. The committee acts as an independent oversight body for the Campus Mediation Service, including setting policy, and overseeing its director and operations. The service provides access to an informal, voluntary process for faculty and staff who…

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.…

Professor Speaks About Research on NPR Affiliate

Professor S.I. Strong recently appeared on the Jim Engster Show to discuss problems that political polarization raises for deliberative democracy in the United States. The segment was triggered by Professor Strong’s article, “Alternative Facts and the Post-Truth Society: Meeting the Challenge,” 165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 137 (2017), which discusses empirical research into the causes for pervasive political…

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…