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Featured LL.M. Alumna: Ongmu Tshering

When assisting a senior counsel in an international arbitration proceeding in her first year following law school, Ongmu Tshering found she had a strong interest in arbitration dispute resolution. After deciding she wanted to explore LL.M. programs, specifically international ones, Ongmu left her home in India to pursue her LL.M. in Dispute Resolution at Mizzou. “In 2006, the LL.M. program…

New book includes papers from Mizzou Law alumni and faculty

A new book, Legal Responses to COVID-19 Around the World, is a collection of papers from 50 countries (6 continents) about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, employment, contracts, business, people’s income, health, courts and dispute resolution systems. The book’s purpose is to allow current and future generations to find, in one place, information about the legal…

Mizzou Law Faculty and Alumna Honored by Mizzou Alumni Association in 2020

The Mizzou Alumni Association included two Mizzou Law faculty members and one alumna among the recipients of the 2020 Faculty-Alumni Awards. R. Wilson Freyermuth – 61st Annual Distinguished Faculty Award Justice Patricia Breckenridge, ’77 – 2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipient Frank O. Bowman, III – 2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipient “We are honored to recognize Mizzou’s best and brightest, both in and…

Six Mizzou Law Alumni Selected for Missouri Bar’s Leadership Academy

Six of the 12 outstanding young lawyers selected for The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy’s Class of 2020-2021 are graduates of Mizzou Law. Angela B. Kennedy, ’16, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, St. Louis Courtney Stout, ’17, Williams Dirks Dameron LLC, Kansas City Derek Spencer, ’16, St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, St. Louis Jacob Haskins, ’19, Lowther Johnson, Springfield Khristopher Johnson-DeLoatch, ’19, Armstrong…

Seven Alumni Honored with Up & Coming Awards

Seven Mizzou Law alumni were among the 50 attorneys from around Missouri recognized with the Up & Coming Award from Missouri Lawyers Media on October 15. The award recognizes early-career lawyers who demonstrate professional excellence while making a positive impact on the profession and in their communities. These annual awards celebrate outstanding legal professionals who are 40 or younger or…

Featured LLM Alumnus – Judge Lawrence P. McLellan

Larry McLellan, ’06, was already a successful trial lawyer and mediator in Des Moines, Iowa, when he enrolled in Mizzou Law’s LLM program in 2003. He grew up in central Iowa before completing his undergraduate degree in history and JD at Drake University. While McLellan was working for Sullivan & Ward, P.C. in Des Moines, he read an article in…

Featured Mizzou Law Alumna – Janet Thompson

Long before attending Mizzou Law, Janet Thompson, JD ‘84, LLM ’02, called Boone County home. Although she was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thompson moved to Columbia as a young girl when her father was recruited to lead the Urology Department at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. She remained in Columbia for all of her studies, earning a…

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky Leads Honorees for 2020 Women’s Justice Awards

The 2020 Women’s Justice Awards selection committee has chosen Dean Lyrissa Lidsky as Missouri Lawyers Media’s Woman of the Year. Lidsky, who joined the university in July 2017, is the first woman to be named dean of the law school. She has been widely lauded for her legal scholarship, enthusiasm for the law, mentorship of students and talent for generating…

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 LLM Alumna: Lilja Bjarnadóttir

A couple of years after graduating with a BA and an MA in Law with an emphasis in antitrust law from Reykjavik University, Lilja Bjarnadóttir came to Mizzou Law as a member of the LLM Class of 2015. “I chose the LLM program specifically because I wanted to study negotiation and ended up falling for mediation as well,” Bjarnadóttir said.…