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Women’s Law Association to Host Symposium: The Evolution of Women in the Law

On April 14, the Mizzou Women’s Law Association will host a symposium, “The Evolution of Women in the Law: From Where We Were to Where We Are Going.” The goal of the symposium is to create networking opportunities for students and attorneys from across the state, to discuss the challenges women face in the Missouri legal field, and to consider…

School of Law Names New Dean: Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky to Join Law School on July 1

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, currently the associate dean for graduate and non-J.D. programs at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, has been appointed as the 17th dean of the University of Missouri School of Law. She will join the law school officially on July 1. “I am thrilled and honored to join Mizzou Law as it continues…

Professor Schmitz Appointed as ABA Section Liaison to UN Commission

Professor Amy Schmitz was recently appointed as a co-liaison for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), for a one-year term ending August 10, 2018. As a liaison, she will serve as the section’s ambassador to the UNCITRAL. As a liaison officer, Professor Schmitz will submit reports that…

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, to Hold Court in Hulston Hall

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at the School of Law on Thursday, April 6. A three-judge panel consisting of Mark Pfeiffer, ’92; Lisa White Hardwick; and Gary D. Witt, ’90, will hear oral arguments at Hulston Hall in five cases beginning at 9 a.m. Judge Pfeiffer, the court’s chief judge, will preside over the proceedings.…

Professor Strong Wins International Book Award

Professor S.I. Strong recently won the Global Legal Skills Book Award 2017 for Comparative Law for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyers: Legal Cultures, Legal Terms and Legal Practices / Derecho comparado para abogados anglo- e hispanoparlantes: Culturas jurídicas, términos jurídicos y prácticas jurídicas (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 2016), which she co-wrote with Katia Fach Gómez of the Universidad de Zaragoza and Laura…

Members of Mizzou Law Community Recognized with Women’s Justice Awards

Missouri Lawyers Media recently announced the honorees for its 19th Annual Women’s Justice Awards. Thirteen members of the Mizzou Law community will be recognized at the awards ceremony, to be held on April 27 in St. Louis. They are: Woman of the Year Patricia A. Breckenridge, ’78 Public Service Practitioner Award Cynthia J. Hyde, ’87 Public Official Award Terry Daley…

Professor Lietzan Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Patent Case

Professor Lietzan recently filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court, in a closely-watched case involving patent litigation under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA). The appellate court concluded that biosimilar applicants may elect not to comply with the information exchange provisions laid out in the statute, effectively opting out of the statutory premarket patent litigation…

Professor Diamond Presents on BYOD and E-Discovery

The Knowledge Group invited Professor Randy Diamond to speak at a webinar, “BYOD in eDiscovery: Managing Risks and Ensuring Best Practices in 2017.” Professor Diamond provided an overview of BYOD (“bring your own device”) programs and policies and a case law update, including two recent BYOD cases. The California Supreme Court in City of San Jose v. Superior Court (Cal.…

Professor Lietzan Quoted on Selection of FDA Commissioner

Professor Erika Lietzan was recently quoted in BuzzFeed News regarding President Donald Trump’s selection of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Dr. Gottlieb was deputy commissioner under President George W. Bush and is currently a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Professor Lietzan noted that Dr. Gottlieb has a broad…

Professor Lambert Named 2017 Kemper Fellow

Professor Thom Lambert was presented with a William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching today, in a surprise announcement during his Business Organizations class. The fellowship was presented by MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley and Commerce Bank Chairman and CEO Teresa Maledy, who were joined by Interim Dean Ken Dean. The fellowship, which includes a $10,000 stipend, is awarded…