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Women’s Law Association Auction Raises More than $15,000 for Charity

The annual Mizzou Law Women’s Law Association Charity Auction recently raised $15,736 for three local charities: Legal Services of Missouri; the law school’s Family Violence Clinic; and the MU Children’s Hospital’s Happiness for Health program, which was created by Professor Doug Abrams. This year’s auction chairs were 2Ls Sarah Sticklen, auction logistics, and Abigail Williams, auction donations. The event was…

Citizen Petitions at the FDA: Professor Lietzan Interviewed by The Atlantic

Professor Erika Lietzan was recently interviewed by a reporter for The Atlantic in connection with the use of “citizen petitions” at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine had pointed out that many petitions are filed by brand-name drug companies about products proposed by generic drug companies. Professor Lietzan commented…

Professor Lietzan Quoted on “Right to Try” Legislation

Professor Erika Lietzan was recently quoted in numerous papers around the country in connection with possible federal “right to try” legislation. Broadly speaking, the purpose of state “right to try” laws is to make it possible for terminally ill patients to receive unapproved drugs for treatment, if those drugs are currently in clinical trials and certain other conditions are met.…

“Missouri Takes a Strong Stance on Arbitration:” Mizzou Law Student Contributes to My Consumer Tips Blog

Third-year law student Cailynn Hayter recently published an article, “Missouri Takes a Strong Stance on Arbitration,” as a guest blogger on Professor Amy Schmitz’s website, My Consumer Tips. In her post, Hayter analyzes the consumer friendly implications of Tamko Building Products, Inc. v. Hobbs, a Missouri case which held that an arbitration clause attached to the outside of a product’s…

Law School Welcomes Chief Operating Officer of Modria, Inc.

Colin Rule, chief operating officer of Modria, Inc. (based in Silicon Valley) and former director of online dispute resolution at eBay and PayPal, recently visited the law school. During his visit, he assisted with simulations for mediation and negotiations in Professor Amy Schmitz’s Dispute Resolution in the Digital Age class. Rule also gave a presentation for students and faculty on…

Mizzou Law Student Chosen for National Fellowship, Scholarship

Second-year Mizzou Law student Samantha Groark was recently chosen as a 2017 Fellow through the Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship Program. This summer she will spend 10 weeks working as a law clerk at Hammond & Shinners, P.C., a St. Louis firm specializing in labor and employee benefits law. As a fellow, she will be working to advance the cause of…

Mizzou Law Student Wins National Dispute Resolution Writing Competition

Third-year Mizzou Law student Theresa Mullineaux recently won the Joseph T. McLaughlin Original Student Article Award in a national student writing competition sponsored by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). This award is endowed in honor of Joseph T. McLaughlin, a former CPR board member, long-time CPR supporter and prolific advocate for effective conflict resolution practices, and…

Board of Advocates Announces Mock Trial Champions

The Mizzou Law Board of Advocates recently announced the 2017 Mock Trial Champions. Congratulations to these third-year students! Jared Logan Tom Wright Grace Shemwell Michael…

Professor Trachtenberg Testifies on Two Bills Concerning Police-Involved Shootings and Deaths

Professor Ben Trachtenberg testified at a public hearing before the Missouri House Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety on House Bill 41. This bill specifies that “if charges are filed against a law enforcement officer based on an officer-involved shooting, the judge must appoint a special prosecutor.” Professor Trachtenberg testified at the request of bill sponsor Representative Gail McCann…