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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…

Professor Barondes Publishes Op-Ed on Gun-Free School Zones Act

In advance of President Trump’s address to the National Rifle Association, Professor Royce Barondes recently contributed an op-ed to political journalism website The Hill about the Gun-Free School Zones Act. The act generally prohibits private firearms possession near elementary and secondary schools by persons not licensed by the state. In “Trump Wants to End the Gun-Free School Zones Act –…

Workshop for Private Online Dispute Resolution: Professor Schmitz Joins Meeting at Stanford University

Professor Amy Schmitz recently participated by invitation in a meeting on establishing standards for online dispute resolution at Stanford University. The Workshop for Private Online Dispute Resolution gathered e-commerce enterprise representatives, entrepreneurs, government representatives and academics to share best practices and confer to develop a framework for private international online dispute resolution.

Professor Schmitz Named Co-Chair of ABA Technology and Dispute Resolution Committee

Professor Amy Schmitz was appointed as co-chair of the American Bar Association Technology and Dispute Resolution Committee, which was recently reorganized with a focus on the intersections between dispute resolution and technology issues. It includes online dispute resolution and the future of alternative dispute resolution. Professor Schmitz is uniquely suited to serve on this committee because one area of her…

Professor Visits the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg

Professor S.I. Strong served as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for International and Comparative Private Law, based in Hamburg, Germany. There are more than 80 Max Planck Institutes in Germany, each focusing on a different issue within the hard or social sciences. While in Hamburg, Professor Strong conducted research concerning the application of the European Succession Regulation…