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Professor Schmitz presents in ODR Africa Speaker Series

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was the sole presenter for an event regarding Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in Africa. Professor Schmitz presented “Researching ODR to Advance Access to Justice,” for the ODR Africa Speaker Series on July 29, 2021. The event took place via…

Professor Bennett’s scholarship cited in U.S. Supreme Court decision

Professor Thomas Bennett’s scholarship recently was cited by Justice Clarence Thomas in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez. “By declaring that federal courts lack jurisdiction, the Court has thus ensured that state courts will exercise exclusive jurisdiction over these sorts of class actions,” Justice Thomas wrote in his dissent. As noted in an article in The…

Professor English helps explain Britney Spears’ case

Professor David English was recently interviewed by Slate for its article What Can Britney Spears Do Next? The piece asked Prof. English, an expert in guardianship law, to explain how typical her case is and what her next steps could be. On June 30, TheFederalist.com also published an article with comments from Professor English, “The #FreeBritney Movement Is Bigger Than…

Five alumni honored with ICON Awards

Missouri Lawyers Media will honor 28 attorneys and judges from around the state with its 2021 ICON Awards. Five of the honorees are alumni of Mizzou Law. Robert Langdon, ’72, Langdon & Emison Timothy W. Monsees, ’81, Monsees & Mayer Glenn A. Norton, ’85, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch; former chief judge, Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District John G. Schultz,…

Twelve Mizzou Law Alumnae Among Honorees for 2021 Women’s Justice Awards

Twelve Mizzou Law alumnae are among the 2021 Women’s Justice Awards 55 honorees, which include judges, in-house counsel, legal scholars and private practitioners from around the state, as well as outstanding students at Missouri law schools. The Leaders of Tomorrow are recognized for leadership, professionalism and passion for making a difference in the justice system or legal profession. Tori Schafer,…

Class of 2021 honored on May 16

The Mizzou Law Class of 2021 participated in an in-person ceremony at the Hearnes Center on Sunday, May 16. Though the venue was a stark change from Jesse Auditorium, and social distancing eliminated the usual hooding ceremony, the enthusiasm of the graduates and their family and friends in the seats was not deterred. Congratulations to our newest Mizzou Law alumni!…

Mizzou Law Alumna Judge Robin Ransom Appointed to Missouri Supreme Court

Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Robin Ransom, ’91, as the next Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Laura Denvir Stith in early March 2021. With the selection, Ransom becomes the first Black woman to serve on the state Supreme Court. Ransom also is the fifth woman to…

Professor Schmitz publishes in Canadian arbitration journal

Professor Amy J. Schmitz published a new article, “Considering Uber Technologies Inc v Heller Under US Law,” 1 Can. J. Com. Arb. 163 (2021), a peer-reviewed arbitration journal based in Canada. In this article, Professor Schmitz engages in comparative analysis of the unconscionability doctrine under Canadian vs. United States law using the Uber Technologies Inc v Heller case, which was…