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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.…

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 Student Leader: Annabelle Attias

Annabelle Attias is a recent graduate from the Mizzou Law Class of 2020. She grew up in Kefar Sava, Israel, before moving to the United States in 2012 to attend the University of Missouri. While at Mizzou, Attias received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, which combined three minors she was passionate about –…

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…