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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…

School of Law to Host Hooding Ceremony May 14

The School of Law will host its annual hooding ceremony to recognize its newest graduates on Sunday, May 14, at 12:30 p.m., in Jesse Auditorium on the University of Missouri Campus. This event is open to the public and no tickets are required. This year’s featured speaker will be the Honorable Patricia A. Breckenridge, ’78, who is chief justice of…

Law Faculty Help Develop New Policies Designed to Help Campus Community, Visitors Understand Rights Related to Protests and Use of Public Spaces

School of Law faculty were among the members of a committee that created new and revised policies that will help the MU community and visitors understand their rights and responsibilities related to campus protests and the use of public space. The Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press was created by MU Interim Chancellor…

Professor Bowman Selected for University Teaching Award

Professor Frank O. Bowman III was selected as one of this year’s winners of the Gold Chalk Award, which recognizes university faculty members “who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students,” according to the award’s website. The award is one of four presented by the MU Graduate Professional Council, and one faculty member…

Board of Advocates Announces Barristers Inductees, Moot Court Winners

The School of Law’s Board of Advocates recently announced its 2017 inductees into The Order of Barristers, celebrating 10 graduating students who excel in advocacy. This year’s inductees are: Maikieta Brantley Joseph Dumas Sheaffer Fennessey Miles Figg Tamar Hodges Jenna Homeyer Alex Langley Courtney Lauer Theresa Mullineaux Aaron Snipes The Board of Advocates also announced the 2017 1L Moot Court…

UM System Economic Development Award Presented to Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Director

Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Director Jim Niemann, ’93, was recently presented a University of Missouri System President’s Award for Economic Development. The award, given to only 10 faculty in 2017 to recognize contributions to the economic development of the state of Missouri, was presented to Professor Niemann during a law school faculty meeting. Professor Niemann joined the law school in 2015…