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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,…

Nevada Law Journal to Publish Professor Trachtenberg’s Article on Race and Campus Discipline

Professor Ben Trachtenberg wrote an article on race and campus discipline that will appear in the Nevada Law Journal in 2018. The article, which is available online in draft form, argues that university discipline procedures likely discriminate against minority students and that increasingly muscular Title IX enforcement — launched with the best of intentions in response to real problems —…

Professor Strong Speaks at University of Iowa

Professor S.I. Strong recently spoke at a symposium, “Wealth Transfer Law in International and Comparative Perspective,” in Iowa City that was organized by the University of Iowa and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Foundation. She presented findings from research she conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law in Hamburg, Germany. Professor Strong will publish her final article, “The European Succession…

Professor Schmitz Presents Draft Article on Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently presented her draft article, “There’s an ‘App’ for That: Developing Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution that Bridges the Digital Divide,” at the University of Kansas School of Law. In this paper, Professor Schmitz explains how developing nations have lagged in their establishment and use of ODR due in large part to the digital divide and lack…

BYU Radio Show Interviews Dean Lidsky on Free Speech and Social Media

“Top of Mind with Julie Rose,” a show broadcast by Brigham Young University’s radio station BYU Radio, recently interviewed Dean Lyrissa Lidsky to discuss issues of free speech on social media. During the interview, Dean Lidsky, a leading First Amendment scholar, addressed the legal debate surrounding elected government officials blocking their followers from their social media sites. In creating and…