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Coming together for veterans

Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, diedrichs@missouri.edu The Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic has announced a new program to partner with medical students from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. This partnership will involve collaboration between the two professional schools with regard to securing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation benefits for veterans. Mizzou medical students will collaborate with law students…

Prof. Oliveri Quoted in USA Today

Rigel Oliveri, the Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, was quoted in USA Today last week. Prof. Oliveri’s quote was in regards to the state of Missouri’s trigger law regarding a potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. “Some more action would have to be taken in order for people…

Mizzou Law Hoods 98 Students in Class of 2022

On May 15, Mizzou Law celebrated the graduation of 98 students, 92 with Juris Doctor (JD) degrees and six with Master of Laws (LLM) degrees. Here is a little more about this amazing graduating class: The six LLM graduates come from three states (Alabama, Tennessee and Michigan) and five countries (U.S., South Africa, Nigeria, Grenada, and Yemen.) The 92 JD…

Prof. Royce Barondes Cited in Iowa Supreme Court Case

In a recent dissent in State v. Price-Williams, Iowa Supreme Court Justice Appel cited Prof. Royce Barondes’ article examining the relationship between suspicion of firearms possession and the procedures in Terry stops. To view the opinion, visit: https://www.iowacourts.gov/courtcases/11381/embed/SupremeCourtOpinion To view Prof. Barondes’ cited article, visit:…

Prof. Barondes publishes article on definiteness requirements

Prof. Royce Barondes published an article in the Capital Markets Law Journal examining recent developments in definiteness requirements for contractual obligations under New York law. In the article, he identifies a number of recent cases construing ordinary standards as requiring an unexpected level of definiteness. A pre-press version of the article, New York’s Requirements for Contractual Definiteness with Application to…

Mizzou Law earns ACS Programming Award

The American Constitution Society (ACS) Mizzou Law chapter earned a 2022 Programming Award from the American Constitution Society. ACS Programming Awards are presented annually to our most active chapters. The winning chapters helped to shape the debate and promote a progressive vision of the Constitution at their universities. Winning chapters include: Georgetown University Law Center Harvard Law School New York…

Professor Bennett Discusses Federal Judges with Springfield TV station

“Judges aren’t allowed to pick their own cases, except for the United States Supreme Court, which has some control over which cases it hears. But district judges, federal trial judges, they take the cases that are filed before them, and they decide the cases that they’re presented with, explained University of Missouri Law School Professor Thomas Bennett.” To view the…

Seizing opportunities

Mnotho Ngcobo has always been ambitious, hardworking, motivated and optimistic. But even he was surprised by the positive chain of events that led him to the University of Missouri en route to a master of laws degree. Ngcobo’s Tiger story started in May 2021 with the news that he had landed the prestigious Ivan Rugema Fellowship, a program that brings…

Undergraduate Courses in Law

Offerings for Spring 2023 LAW 2010 — Law of the Internet Society has moved online – so have our legal disputes. Most of us have tapped “I agree” without reading the fine print; streamed copyrighted works without paying a license fee; and crept someone via google and social media. Most of us have also been digitally hacked, phished, and spied…

Paul Litton Named Interim Dean of Mizzou Law

University of Missouri Provost Latha Ramchand has announced that Paul Litton, associate dean for faculty research and R. B. Price Professor of Law will serve as interim dean of Mizzou Law. This appointment follows the announcement that Lyrissa Lidsky, dean and Judge C.A. Leedy Professor of Law at Mizzou Law will step down from the deanship on July 4. Dean…