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Dr. Peters Participates in Congressional Briefing on Foster Youth

Dr. Clark Peters recently presented at a briefing organized by the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, joining a panel discussing the impact of identity theft, poor credit scores and financial literacy barriers on youth transitioning from foster care. Foster youth are less likely than their peers to be aware of their rights as a consumer and to be skilled in…

Professor Speaks at Belgian Universities

Professor S.I. Strong recently gave presentations at two Belgian universities. At the University of Gent, she spoke on “Arbitration of Trust Disputes,” while at the Catholic University of Leuven, she spoke on “Class Actions and…

Mizzou Law Faculty Selected for Faculty-Alumni Awards

Two members of the law school faculty – Interim Dean Ken Dean, ’76, and Professor R. Wilson Freyermuth – were selected to receive 50th Faculty-Alumni Awards from the Mizzou Alumni Association. According to the alumni association, the Faculty-Alumni Awards “began in 1968 to recognize the achievements of faculty and alumni” with “attention not only on these outstanding persons and their…

Professor Lietzan to Attend Economics Institute for Law Professors

Professor Erika Lietzan was selected to attend the Thirty-Third Economics Institute for Law Professors, hosted by the Henry G. Manne Program in Law and Economic Studies at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Professor Lietzan researches, writes and teaches primarily in the areas of drug and device regulation, intellectual property and administrative law. This eight-day program is designed…

Law Students Recognized with Excellence in Research Awards

The Law Library and Advocacy & Research faculty recently announced the top finishers for the annual Excellence in Legal Research Awards. All first-year Mizzou Law students participated in a semester-long competition which included research tasks, continuing education events and a research capstone exercise. The top finishers are:     Overall Grand Champion – Greta Bax 1st Runner Up – Michael…

Professor Schmitz Publishes Post on Oxford Business Law Blog

Professor Amy Schmitz recently published a blog post, “Empowering Consumers Through Global Redress Systems,” on the Oxford Business Law Blog. In the post, she discusses the fact that in today’s world of Internet contracts, there are fewer means of redress for consumers. Contracts between businesses and consumers cross many borders and if goods and services do not meet do not…

Professor Abrams Publishes Casebook’s Sixth Edition

Professor Doug Abrams and his co-authors have published the sixth edition of their popular casebook, Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice. The book continues its interdisciplinary emphasis, practical approach, and in-depth coverage of lawyering, child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, status offenses and delinquency. Chapters on children’s rights and obligations, regulatory legislation, financial relationships and medical decision-making…

The New Handshake: Professor Schmitz Co-Writes New Book on Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy Schmitz recently published a book that seeks to explain how online dispute resolution (ODR) can expand access to remedies for consumers, with co-author Colin Rule, the mastermind behind the ODR systems of eBay and PayPal. In the past, when buying goods in person, deals could be sealed with a handshake. Now with the ability to buy things online…