Category: Alumni Spotlight ⋅ Page 1

Featured LLM Alumna: Paula M. Young

Paula Marie Young had been practicing law since 1982 before she came to Mizzou Law in 2001 to get her LLM. Young grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and had stayed in her hometown to get degrees in political science and law from Washington University, where she graduated in the top 20 percent of her law class. “I graduated from…

Featured LLM Alumna: Cynthia Alkon

Cynthia Alkon, LLM ’02, is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Criminal Law, Justice, and Policy Program at Texas A&M University School of Law. Originally from San Francisco, Alkon received a BA in international relations from San Francisco State University and her JD from University of California Hastings. She had been practicing for 10 years and was…

Featured Alumnus: Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn, ’14, is the founder of GeoVelo, a multi-faceted business that creates geospatial forensic demonstratives among other geospatial business and legal intelligence services. He grew up around U.S. military bases while his father served in the U.S. Army, eventually moving to the Midwest to attend Kansas State University. After graduating with a BS and MS in geography and working…

Featured Alumna: Lucinda Luetkemeyer

Lucinda Luetkemeyer entered the University of Missouri with a passion for storytelling and public policy, set on a career as a news reporter. She graduated in 2008 with a degree in news-editorial journalism and political science, and during undergrad, she wrote for the Columbia Missourian and interned at the state capitol.   “Though I loved writing and storytelling, I felt…

Featured Alumna: Brittany Barrientos

Brittany Barrientos, ’09, is now a partner with Stinson LLP in Kansas City, Missouri where she practices environmental law and focuses on environmental and safety compliance work. She is originally from Bastrop, Texas and remained in her home state to get a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Tech University. However, when Barrientos first arrived in Columbia to tour the…

Featured Alumnus: Alvin Rohrs

Alvin Rohrs is a Class of ’82 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law and a leading expert on entrepreneurship, social impact, free enterprise and acceleration leadership. He spearheaded the national and global growth of the Springfield-based educational nonprofit, Enactus, where more than 800,000 student leaders at more than 1700 universities in 36 countries made a sustainable entrepreneurial…

Featured Alumnus: Art Hinshaw

Although Art Hinshaw wasn’t born in Columbia, he has grown to see it as his home. In addition to spending grades 6 through 10 in town, Hinshaw received both his JD and LLM from Mizzou Law and in turn, worked at the law school while serving as an adjunct professor. His time at Mizzou led him into a career in…

Featured Alumnus: Don M. Downing

After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Don M. Downing decided to continue his education, entering Mizzou’s School of Law. He knew that he would want to practice in Missouri and decided Mizzou would be the best place to make long-lasting connections. While at Mizzou Law, Downing was on the Missouri Law…

Featured Alumnus: David Radunsky

David Radunsky began his legal studies at Mizzou in the fall of 1968. He loved law school and studying law, which developed into a desire to teach. In a discussion about his potential teaching career, Dean Willard Eckhart explained that the “modern” career track was to practice for a couple of years before seeking a teaching position. A discussion with Professor Hal…