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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…

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…