Board of Advocates names mediation competition after Jim Levin

In an announcement released by the Mizzou Law Board of Advocates, the BOA announced that they are honoring recently retired professor Jim Levin by naming their annual mediation competition after him. See the full announcement from the BOA below:

Professor James “Jim” H. Levin’s contribution to the world of mediation and alternative dispute resolution is unrivaled. His commitment to students and their legal education was unparalleled during his nearly three decades at Mizzou Law. It will remain untouched for years to come. 

Outside of Professor Levin’s academic contributions to the Mizzou Law community, he is known to be the epitome of decency and kindness. His ability to problem solve in a cordial manner earned him distinction with a variety of parties: from governments to private actors, plaintiffs and defendants, trial courts and the Supreme Court of Missouri.  

 It only makes sense that Mizzou Law’s mediation competition is named after a person who embodies the traits we consider ideal in a mediator. Professor Levin has always displayed character, cordiality, decency, impartiality, and unwavering commitment to justice—we are proud to rename our competition after him.  

 The stars aligned, as they say. This year we introduced the mediator as a competitive component to our in-house competition. Coupled with Professor Levin’s retirement, we could think of no better time to announce the Jim H. Levin Mediation Competition.  

 To all who signed up for the mediation competition this year, welcome to JHLMC. To Professor Levin, thank you for your support over the years. We hope to live up to the standard you set. 

 Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to either the Board of Advocates Chair.