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Professor Interviewed by WalletHub.com

Professor Amy Schmitz was interviewed by WalletHub.com, one of the leading outlets covering the personal finance industry, with respect to how consumers can protect themselves from identity theft. Her suggestions for consumers include reviewing their credit reports, placing security fraud alerts on credit reports and freezing credit…

Mizzou Law Student Contributes Blog Post on “Zombie Debt”

Second-year Mizzou Law student Bob Bennett published a blog post on Professor Amy Schmitz’s blog, MyConsumerTips.info, on the dangers of “Zombie Debt.” “This is not the name of a horror movie you may watch around this time of the year, this is debt that you have no legal obligation to pay,” Professor Schmitz says. Debt collectors may still call, however,…

School of Law to Host Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at the School of Law on Wednesday, November 8. A four-judge panel consisting of Chief Judge Mark Pfeiffer, ’92; Judge James Welsh; Judge Gary Witt, ’90; and Judge Edward Ardini Jr., will hear oral arguments at Hulston Hall in three cases beginning at 1:00 p.m. Judge Pfeiffer will preside. The School of Law…

School of Law Ranked 21st Best Value in America

The School of Law has been recognized as one of nation’s best values by The National Jurist and preLaw Magazine. The magazines, leading news sources in legal education, listed Mizzou Law in the top 15 percent of all U.S. law schools for value it provides in their fall 2017 issues. The rankings are designed to recognize schools with successful alumni who graduate…

Professor Abrams: How an Historian’s Writing Influenced JFK in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Professor Doug Abrams writes an article about legal writing in each issue of the Journal of The Missouri Bar. His latest article recounts how President John F. Kennedy was profoundly influenced during the Cuban Missile Crisis by The Guns of August, historian Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic and gracefully written account of how European powers stumbled into World War I through miscalculations.…

Empirical Research at the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution

Professor S.I. Strong recently published a new article, “Rationality Revisited: A Response to Professor Greenberg,” in 75 Washington & Lee Law Review Online 184 (2017), that discusses empirical work in the area of international commercial dispute resolution.  Professor Strong’s newest publication responds to a review (Elayne E. Greenberg, “Realizing the Gap Between Rationality and Information,” in 74 Washington & Lee Law Review Online 47 (2017))…

Professor Trachtenberg Named by Curators Chair to University Working Group for Residence Hall Name

Maurice B. Graham, ’62, Chair of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators, appointed Professor Ben Trachtenberg to a university working group that will recommend a name for a new Mizzou residence hall. The working group co-chairs are Curator Darryl M. Chatman Jr., ’08, and Student Representative to the Curators Courtney Lauer, ’17. The working group is charged with…

The New Handshake: Book Co-Written by Professor Schmitz Focus of BYU Radio Interview

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently gave a live interview with Julie Rose​, on Top of Mind with Julie Rose on BYUradio, regarding her new book with Colin Rule, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection. Top of Mind with Julie Rose is a news magazine format similar to NPR’s All Things Considered. The signal is heard nationwide on Sirius XM…

Professor Lambert Addresses Federalist Society at Vanderbilt Law School

Professor Thom Lambert recently addressed the Federalist Society at Vanderbilt Law School. The subject of the talk was his new book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers. He presented a general overview of the book, which prescribes principles for optimal regulation, and then applied the book’s recommended approach to a specific market failure, information asymmetry. Professor Kevin Stack of Vanderbilt Law School…

Pan American Journal of Public Health Publishes Letter from Professor Lietzan

The Pan American Journal of Public Health published a letter from Professor Erika Lietzan, in which she responds to an article about Colombia’s pathways for approval of biosimilar biologics. A 2014 presidential decree in Colombia allowed for three pathways to market for biologics, and the earlier article, written by the country’s Minister of Health and Social Protection and his colleagues,…