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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…

Professor Halabi Advocates for Global Vaccine Injury Compensation System

In a Journal of the American Medical Association article, Professor Sam Halabi argued that a global vaccine injury compensation system administered through the World Health Organization may address barriers to vaccine access during public health emergencies like Ebola, H1N1 and Zika. Even though promising vaccines have been developed relatively quickly for these emergencies, the concern for liability arising from side…

Professor Crouch Testifies about Password Privacy Act

Professor Dennis Crouch recently testified before the Missouri Senate Committee on General Laws in support of the Password Privacy Act (Senate Bill 316). This bill, proposed by Senator Caleb Rowden along with the American Civil Liberties Union, attempts to provide additional privacy protections for Missouri residents. The statutory proposal would prohibit employers, landlords and schools from requesting passwords to any…