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Professor Lietzan Among New Public Members of the Administrative Conference

Professor Erika Lietzan has been appointed as one of eight new public members of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). ACUS is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its public members are academics, practicing lawyers, and other experts drawn…

Professor Schmitz Writes About Making Smart Contracts “Smarter”

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published an article geared toward practitioners, “Making Smart Contracts ‘Smarter’ with Arbitration,” at Articles: ADR for Technology Disputes (American Arbitration Association 2020). In this article, Professor Schmitz explains smart contracts and the types of disputes that practitioners are likely to face with respect to these so-called “contracts” – which are often not even contracts in…

Students participate in South Africa summer course via Zoom

Since 2004, Professor Rodney Uphoff has taken a group of MU law students to the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa for a summer program comparing the criminal justice system in South Africa with that in the U.S. However, the coronavirus outbreak kept Prof. Uphoff and students from travelling to South Africa. Instead they took part in a…

Professor Trachtenberg to publish article on “Hiring and Training Competent Title IX Hearing Officers”

Professor Ben Trachtenberg will publish an article on “Hiring and Training Competent Title IX Hearing Officers” in the Missouri Law Review. The current version is available online at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3663503 In the article, Professor Trachtenberg argues that “American colleges and universities are not ready to comply with new Title IX regulations concerning campus hearings” which go into effect in August 2020. He suggests…

Professor Schmitz Presents on ODR at International Procedural Law Conference

Professor Amy J. Schmitz, will present on online dispute resolution (ODR), with a focus on consumer complaints, as part of the XIII Congreso Internacional de Derecho Procesal Grupo de Investigaciones en Derecho Procesal with the Universidad de Medellín, Colombia. Due to the pandemic, the conference and presentation will be online. Professor Schmitz will publish a paper in conjunction with her…

Tigers for Troops helps Dent County veterans via videoconference

During a July 22 session, Tigers for Troops assisted over a dozen veterans in Dent County to obtain VA health care services. Tigers for Troops is a partnership of the University of Missouri Extension and the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic and helps connect veterans to vital resources through one-on-one consultations by videoconference. It is funded through a grant…

Professor Lietzan publishes in Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics

Professor Erika Lietzan has published a new article, Early Access to Unapproved Medicines in the United States and France, 19 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics (2020). She, along with co-author Isabelle Moine-Dupuis, wrote about the new U.S. law on early access to experimental medicine. Lietzan and Moine-Dupuis explore the historical, legal, and cultural differences in the early access systems…

Professor Schmitz to present for the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been invited by the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Private International Law to present at the Annual Meeting for the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL). During the virtual meeting on July 28, Professor Schmitz will provide information on developments concerning Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) and possible directions for future…

Professor Scales-Ferguson to be panelist for State of Inclusivity 2020 Conference

Professor Chalana Scales-Ferguson, director of Mizzou Law’s Academic Success Program, will serve as a panelist during the Inclusive Impact Institute’s “State of Inclusivity 2020” virtual conference on August 6. She will be in a session entitled, “It’s Time: Elevating the Voices of Black Women.” The keynote speaker for the conference will be Ijeoma Oluo, author of “So You Want to…

Professor Lande discusses LIRAs with a variety of groups

Earlier in 2020, Professor John Lande published Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions with co-authors Michaela Keet and Heather D. Heavin. He made several presentations on this topic this year, mostly by Zoom: “Teaching Mediation with LIRA,” Monday Clinical New Normal Think Tank “Mediating with LIRA,” Association of Missouri Mediators “Wednesday Lunch Series: Conversation…