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Mizzou Law Students Advance to ABA Client Counseling National Competition

Two Mizzou Law students – 2Ls John Brooks and Emma Tracy — won their American Bar Association Client Counseling Regional Competition and will advance to the national competition at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in March. The law school participated in Region 10, which includes 7 states, at the regional competition, hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City…

Professor Reviews Book by Judge Richard Posner

Professor S.I. Strong recently reviewed Judge Richard Posner’s most recent book, Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary in volume 66 of the Journal of Legal Education. Professor Strong’s article, subtitled “How Legal Academics Can Participate in Judicial Education: A How-To Guide by Richard Posner,” focused on ways that legal academics can assist sitting and future judges in fulfilling their…

Law School Center Announces Winners of Student Writing Competition

The School of Law’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution recently announced the winners of an international student writing competition sponsored by the law school and the University of Missouri International Center. The competition was coordinated with an international works in progress conference organized by MU in cooperation with the American Society of International Law Dispute Resolution Interest Group.…

Mizzou Law Team Advances to Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition

Mizzou Law recently sent two teams to regionals of the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition. The law school was the only school, out of 28 in its region, to advance two teams to the regional semifinal. We are proud to announce that Mizzou Law won its regional competition and will advance to compete in the Texas Young Lawyers…

Professor Henson Discusses McDonnell Douglas v. Green

Professor Chuck Henson was invited by the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law and the Black Law Students Association at Saint Louis University School of Law to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 McDonnell Douglas v. Green decision with the plaintiff, St. Louis civil rights activist Percy Green, as a part of their Black History Month programming. In its…

Jefferson Medal to be Presented to Professor Crouch

Professor Dennis Crouch will receive the Jefferson Medal for outstanding contributions to the field of intellectual property law. Following its 67-year tradition, the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association will award the medal at a ceremony on June 9. Prior award winners include Judge Learned Hand, Senator Orin Hatch and Professor Thomas…

Client Thanks School of Law Clinics in Newspaper Article

The School of Law’s Veterans Clinic and Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic were recently featured in an article written by a client in the Columbia Missourian. The piece was published under the “From Readers” section, where anyone from the community can submit a story. Vernon Diggs, the author, detailed his positive and uplifting experience with the Veterans Clinic. In 2015, on the…

Professor Abrams: Youth Sports Would Benefit From More Women Coaches

For the past seven years, Professor Doug Abrams has written a regular column on www.askcoachwolff.com, a leading national youth sports website. In his latest column, he notes that women comprise only 13 percent of youth soccer coaches nationwide and only six percent of youth baseball coaches. Many youth leaguers finish their playing days without ever having a female coach. Professor…

Professor Strong Speaks at the New York International Arbitration Center

Professor S.I. Strong recently gave a presentation on her book, Arbitration of Trust Disputes: Issues in National and International Law (Oxford University Press 2016), at the New York International Arbitration Center. The book offers an international and comparative look at the arbitration of internal trust disputes, meaning disputes arising between the trustee and beneficiary, and is the leading text is…

Mizzou Law Student, Professor Attend United Nations Meeting as NGOs

Third-year law student Brian Thompson recently joined Professor S.I. Strong at a session of Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in New York. Thompson and Strong attended the meeting as non-governmental observers (NGOs) affiliated with the American Society of International Law (ASIL). The primary topic under discussion at the Working…