Michael A. Middleton is First Black Law Professor at Mizzou Law Timelines: History of University of Missouri School of Law

Prof. Middleton, class of 1971, was the second Black student to enroll, fully matriculate, and graduate from Mizzou Law. In 1985, Prof. Middleton became the first African American law professor at Mizzou Law. In 1998, Prof. Middleton was also the first Black Mizzou Law graduate to be appointed Deputy Chancellor of the University of Missouri.