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Family Violence Clinic students successfully represent juvenile in court

On June 16, Rule 13 certified law students Carley Johansson and ‘Katie’ Walker-Williams appeared in Miller County Court for a Family Violence Clinic client. They sought third-party custody of a child who had been raped repeatedly by her father and had no other parent. The attention of all 35 people in the courtroom was riveted on Katie shortly after she…

Professor Henson honored with Diversity and Inclusion Award

Professor Chuck Henson is among the winners of the Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 Diversity and Inclusion awards. The awards recognize attorneys, firms and organizations, who are nominated by peers, for significantly advancing diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for all. Four Mizzou Law alumni…

Commentary and podcasts posted by Professor Schmitz on Arbitrate.com

Professor Amy J. Schmitz writes commentary on the hottest issues in arbitration law on Arbitrate.com. Recent online articles include: “New NAA Opinion on Requiring Video Hearings;” “‘Business Pays’ Rule in California Facing Challenges;” “Contract Exclusions Count; and Discovering Documents from Nonparties in Online Arbitration?” The site also includes a web series, “The Arbitration Conversation,” where she interviews top scholars and…

Featured LLM Alumna: Lilja Bjarnadóttir

A couple of years after graduating with a BA and an MA in Law with an emphasis in antitrust law from Reykjavik University, Lilja Bjarnadóttir came to Mizzou Law as a member of the LLM Class of 2015. “I chose the LLM program specifically because I wanted to study negotiation and ended up falling for mediation as well,” Bjarnadóttir said.…

Professor Gotberg writes about small businesses, the pandemic and bankruptcy

Professor Brook Gotberg and Vanderbilt Law Professor Paige Marta Skiba recently wrote an article for The Conversation, “What do struggling small businesses need most? Time – and bankruptcy can provide it.” They address the challenges small businesses are facing during the pandemic and suggest one way that they can survive: “What these businesses need most right now is time –…

Professor Lietzan speaks at The Federalist Society’s COVID-19 & the Law Conference

Professor Erika Lietzan spoke at The Federalist Society’s COVID-19 & the Law Conference, contributing to the panel Regulation or “Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste.” She focused on decisions by regulators to de-regulate during the crisis — decisions to exercise enforcement discretion, to waive paperwork requirements, and to remove otherwise applicable restrictions — including decisions made by FDA…

Professor Schmitz presents at international cyberjustice meeting

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will be part of an invite-only meeting with the Cyberjustice Laboratory in Montreal, Canada. This Autonomy through Cyberjustice Tech (ACT) Partnership Annual Meeting includes a packed agenda June 22-23, 2020, via Zoom. The Online Annual Meeting Title is “2020, THE YEAR OF CYBERJUSTICE?” The meeting will focus on issues such as “Cyberjustice in Times of Pandemic”…

Featured Alumna: Brittany Barrientos

Brittany Barrientos, ’09, is now a partner with Stinson LLP in Kansas City, Missouri where she practices environmental law and focuses on environmental and safety compliance work. She is originally from Bastrop, Texas and remained in her home state to get a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Tech University. However, when Barrientos first arrived in Columbia to tour the…