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LLM Alumni Spotlight — Flavia Fragale

In the United States, it’s nearly impossible to imagine becoming a judge before turning 25 years old. In Brazil, moving from law school directly to a judgeship is fairly common. For Flavia Fragale, LLM ‘05, ‘19, she became a judge at just 24. After growing up in Vitória, Brazil, she was admitted to a law program at the University of…

Faculty Fellow Haley Proctor Publishes Paper in Yale Law Journal Forum

After U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement this summer, legal experts and analysts across the country have reflected on Breyer’s legacy of pragmatic and thoughtful leadership. Haley Proctor, a faculty fellow at Mizzou Law and the MU Kinder Institute for Constitutional Democracy, had the opportunity to collaborate with long-time mentor and retired federal circuit judge Thomas Griffith on an…

Professor Oliveri participates in NAACP public housing forum

On Dec. 7, Rigel Oliveri, the Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, participated in a forum hosted by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Thurgood Marshall Institute on Protecting and Expanding Public Housing. The invitation-only forum was held at the NAACP’s offices in New York and Washington, DC. The forum, which included former HUD Secretary…

Associate Dean Sperino Provides Training to Federal Judges

Sandra Sperino, the associate dean for research and faculty development and the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor at Mizzou Law serves as a faculty member for the Federal Judicial Center. The Federal Judicial Center is the research and education agency of the judicial branch of the U.S. government. On Dec. 5, Professor Sperino gave a 90-minute presentation at the…

Faculty Spotlight — Meet Yunsieg Kim

Yunsieg Kim was a self-proclaimed terrible law student. “I studied more coding and computer science than law. It’s a wonder I never failed my law courses,” Kim recalled of his time at Yale University, where he got his law degree. “The law seemed to be either outdated or just fundamentally incompatible with a lot of technological developments,” Kim said. “This…

Professor Emeritus Esbeck Publishes Op-Ed on Respect for Marriage Act

Carl Esbeck, the R.B. Price Professor Emeritus and Isabelle Wade & Paul C. Lyda Professor Emeritus of Law, has published an op-ed in Christianity Today in favor of the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act, which recently passed in Congress. Additionally, prior to the vote on the bill, Professor Emertus Esbeck co-authored a letter to Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Tammy…

Legal Lion

By Marcus Wilkins At first, Zarifullah Darkhily assumed the explosions echoing through the halls of Kabul University were automobile backfire in the streets of Afghanistan’s capital city. In reality, terrorists had breached the building on Nov. 2, 2020. For the young professor and his contemporaries, it was their darkest day “I thought of my family and my friends,” said Darkhily,…

Prof. Barondes Publishes Source Materials for Statutes on Federal and Missouri Firearms Law

Prof. Royce Barondes has published with Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing books collecting primary source materials (mostly statutes) on Federal and Missouri firearms law. In the fall, he authored a casebook for use in Contracts 1, sold to Mizzou Law students through Amazon.com for substantially less than the prices charged for casebooks customarily used in Contracts 1. Federal: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BLRCXJ92 Missouri:…

Mizzou Law Students, Professor Submit Amicus Brief for SCOTUS Cases

A national team of attorneys along with a team of Mizzou Law students have co-written an amicus curiae brief filed by the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys with the U.S. Supreme Court in Haaland v. Brackeen. Mizzou Law students burned much midnight oil research the issues while meeting the time deadline and word count imposed by SCOTUS. Two…