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Featured Alumnae: Tamar Hodges

Although a St. Louis native, Tamar Hodges was living in Atlanta and working as a registered nurse at a Level 1 trauma center when she decided to pursue a JD. Hodges wanted to work in healthcare in a new way – by guiding medical professionals and organizations through complex healthcare regulatory issues. However, as Hodges began looking at law schools,…

Professor Filbert Talks to KOPN about the Veterans Clinic Services

Professor Brent Filbert was interviewed by KOPN 89.5 Radio on August 27 regarding his military career and the work of the Law School’s Veterans Clinic. Professor Filbert described the unique experiences of military personnel and the challenges they face after their service. He explained how the Veterans Clinic helps veterans succeed by providing free representation in VA disability compensation and…

Professor Barondes Quoted in Articles about Legal Services for Medical-Marijuana Businesses

Professor Royce Barondes was quoted in a Sept. 2 Missouri Lawyers Weekly article about two recent Missouri informal ethics opinions addressing representation of medical-marijuana businesses. One of the new ethics opinions provides some clarifying guidance to Missouri lawyers engaged in multi-state practice in the field. As was noted in a May 20 story in the same publication, also citing Prof.…

Professor Strong Elected to International Academy of Comparative Law

Professor S.I. Strong was recently elected as an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, which was founded at The Hague on September 13, 1924, as a body of scholars that primarily aims to promote the comparative study of legal systems. IACL currently has more than 700 members from around the world and is interested in all legal…

Professor Schmitz: ‘How to Complain and Get Results’

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed, and provided ideas and advice, for a column, “How to Complain and Get Results,” in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which is a leading finance magazine that is available in print and online at https://www.kiplinger.com/article/credit/T037-C000-S002-how-to-compain-and-get-results.html (Aug. 29, 2019). Professor Schmitz, as a consumer law expert, provided tips and tricks for obtaining assistance for consumer problems. The…

Library Q&A: How do I choose an online study aid?

Q: We recently had a 1L who stopped by the reference desk looking for guidance on study aids, particularly how and where to access them, which ones to use, and when to use them. A: We are so glad you asked! The University of Missouri Law Library subscribes to two packages of commercial study aids. We buy them so you…

Student Spotlight: Alex Guglielmo

When 1L Alex Guglielmo was an undergraduate at Truman State University studying criminal justice, german and military science, he took a leap that would shape his path for the future. He joined the Missouri Army National Guard in November 2013, and since then has worked his way up to becoming an engineer officer. Guglielmo aspires to continue his military career…

Professor Strong Writes on International Commercial Mediation

Oxford University Press recently published a book chapter by Professor S.I. Strong entitled, “Applying the Lessons of International Commercial Arbitration to International Commercial Mediation:  A Dispute System Design Analysis.”  The chapter, which draws off Professor Strong’s earlier work proposing creation of a new international convention on the enforcement of settlement agreements arising out of mediation (an idea now reflected in the…

Library Q&A: How can I access legal research databases?

Q: The Law Library gets questions like this one all the time: “I am a new employee at UM System HR. I was wondering if the legal research databases are available to UM System staff, and if so, how I can get access?” A: I have good news … and some not-so-good news. Bad news first – we can only…

Professor English Podcast: The Uniform Trust Code and the Future of American Trust Law

Earlier this year, Professor David English recorded a podcast, The Uniform Trust Code and the Future of American Trust Law. The podcast is available on the website for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, of which Professor English is a fellow. In the podcast he talks about some of the areas where states have made the greatest modifications…