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Featured LL.M. Student: Michael Russell

After graduation from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1999, Michael Russell went on to practice labor and employment law for almost 20 years. Now, with a busy mediation and arbitration practice, Russell is pursuing his Master of Laws degree through Mizzou’s online LL.M. program. “I had been interested in an LL.M. for some time,” Russell said. “When…

Featured LL.M. Alumnus: Mohan Peddinti

After receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree from NALSAR, University of Law in Hyderabad, India, and completing two years in a corporate legal role at Dr. Reddy’s, Mohan Srimat Tirumala Peddinti packed his bags and moved over 8,000 miles to Columbia, Mo., in August 2006 to pursue his LL.M. degree at the University of Missouri School of Law. “Mizzou Law…

Professor Schmitz presents on book chapter about ‘ODR & Innovation in the USA’

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present on “ODR & Innovation in the USA,” at the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution Online Dispute Resolution Forum and book launch for ODR Theory and Practice, March 1-2, 2021 (via Zoom). Professor Schmitz will join Prof. Jan Martinez from Stanford to discuss the chapter they wrote for the forthcoming book on ODR. The…

Professor English co-authors opinion piece about Netflix movie ‘I Care a Lot’

Professor David M. English and Professor Nina Kohn co-authored a recent op-ed in The Hill, Netflix’s ‘I Care a Lot’ should worry you. The piece shares how outdated state laws can enable elder abuse practices as depicted in the Netflix movie. Professor English is the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. He served as…

Current and former CSDR faculty included in new book, Discussions in Dispute Resolution

A new book, Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (Hinshaw, Schneider, and Cole, eds.) (Oxford Univ. Press, 2021), collects 16 foundational writings in dispute resolution with a focus on negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and public policy. It also provides interdisciplinary commentaries from expert dispute resolution scholars discussing how each article is foundational. And it tracks the development of the field…

Dean Lidsky to join Abrams Institute Conversation on ‘Incitement and the First Amendment’

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky will join Akhil Amar and Floyd Abrams for an Abrams Institute Conversation, Incitement and the First Amendment on February 22 via Zoom. The law of incitement has made it to the headlines in the wake of the recent Capitol riot and the Senate trial of the former President. Whether President Trump committed incitement has been hotly debated…

Professor Abrams Publishes “Children and the Law In a Nutshell,” 7th Edition

West Academic has published the 7th edition of “Children and the Law In a Nutshell,“ written by Professor Douglas E. Abrams and his co-authors. Professor Abrams wrote five of the book’s ten chapters — The Status, Rights, and Obligations of Children; Criminal Abuse and Neglect; Adoption; Regulation of Children’s Conduct; and…

Mizzou Law’s One Read Program featured in AALL Spectrum

Mizzou Law Librarian Cindy Bassett co-authored an article that appears in the January/February 2021 issue of AALL Spectrum, a publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. A Voices Across the Spectrum feature, the article, Tough Conversations about Race: Let the Book Start the Discussion, shares information about Mizzou Law’s One Read Program. It explains why it started in the…

Dean Lidsky comments in article about Smartmatic lawsuit

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky provided comments in a recent article, Fox Asks Judge to Dismiss Smartmatic Lawsuit, Claims its Coverage was Protected by the First Amendment, published by First Amendment Watch, a project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. “[E]ven in jurisdictions that recognize a privilege or defense for repeating newsworthy accusations, the media’s reporting must be…

Professor Schmitz publishes book chapter about digitizing due process

Professor Amy J. Schmitz’s contribution, Dangers of Digitizing Due Process, is published in the new book AI and Law: A Critical Overview, Karim Benyekhlef editor, Les Éditions Thémis (2021). In this chapter, Professor Schmitz discusses how despite the benefits that technology may provide for expanding access to justice, there are dangers. In particular, she notes the continued existence of a…