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Cyberweek 2020 will Feature Professor Schmitz and Two LLM Students

Professor Amy J Schmitz and two Mizzou Law online LLM students will be among the presenters at Cyberweek 2020, Nov. 2-6. Chimdimma Onyedebelu and April Sawhill will be on the student panel presenting their scholarship in ODR (online dispute resolution). Professor Schmitz  will participate in two “Arbitration Conversations” with Delos Dispute Resolution, Hafez Virjee, and Chittu Nagarajan on ODR in India.…

Undergraduate Courses in Law

New Offering for Spring 2021: Climate Change and the Law The School of Law and the School of Natural Resources have teamed up to offer “Climate Change and the Law,” a new undergraduate course that will debut in the spring 2021 semester. This new course will examine domestic U.S. and international law related to climate change. In addition to lecture…

Professor Schmitz to Discuss ODR/A2J at Public Administration Conference

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will join Professor Leah Wing from University of Massachusetts in presenting, “Online Dispute Resolution: Innovations in Access to Justice,” at the 2020 Northeast Conference on Public Administration: At the Heart of Public Service in America, Nov. 6-7, 2020. The event is in Boston, MA, but presentations are online. The discussion will focus on the use of…

Six Mizzou Law Alumni Selected for Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy

Six of the 12 outstanding young lawyers selected for The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy’s Class of 2020-2021 are graduates of Mizzou Law. Angela B. Kennedy, ’16, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, St. Louis Courtney Stout, ’17, Williams Dirks Dameron LLC, Kansas City Derek Spencer, ’16, St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, St. Louis Jacob Haskins, ’19, Lowther Johnson, Springfield Khristopher Johnson-DeLoatch, ’19, Armstrong…

Professor Reuben Comments on Missouri Amendment 3

In a recent story on KRCG-TV, “Understanding the ballot: What to know about Missouri Amendment 3,” Professor Richard Reuben commented on the impact of passing Amendment…

Professor Abrams Writes About How High School Coaches Can Fight Racism Among Players and Fans

Since 2011, Professor Doug Abrams has written nearly 300 essays on New York-based www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. Several of these essays – including his most recent one – concern societal issues in sports. His most recent essay – “High School Coaches Teaching About Racism” – concludes “that words and actions can sting, that interscholastic athletes…

Free Speech Panel with Dean Lidsky Carried on C-SPAN

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Cato Institute, “John Roberts and Free Speech: A Report on the Roberts Court’s First Amendment Jurisprudence,” that was broadcast on C-SPAN 2. The focus of the discussion was a study by Ronald Collins and David Hudson examining the 56 free-speech cases handed down by the Roberts Court from…

New Book on Humor and ADR Features Cartoon Captions by Professor Schmitz

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was included in a new book, “Humor in Negotiations & ADR: Cartoon Contest Caption Winners from the ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine” published on Amazon. Professor Schmitz has offered a winning caption on 2 occasions over the years, and therefore her witty captions were noted in this compilation. During these trying times, it is nice to stop…

Professor Uphoff Honored by The University of the Western Cape

Professor Rodney J. Uphoff received a special recognition award at The University of the Western Cape’s Annual Research and Recognition Awards, held virtually this year on October 2. His recognition is at the 41:50 mark in the video. The special recognition award is conferred to an individual who has made valuable contribution to research growth and progress of UWC over…

Seven Alumni Honored with Up & Coming Awards

Seven Mizzou Law alumni were among the 50 attorneys from around Missouri recognized with the Up & Coming Award from Missouri Lawyers Media on October 15. The award recognizes early-career lawyers who demonstrate professional excellence while making a positive impact on the profession and in their communities. These annual awards celebrate outstanding legal professionals who are 40 or younger or…