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Twelve Alumni Honored with ICON Awards

Twelve Mizzou Law alumni were recognized with the ICON Award from Missouri Lawyers Media on May 31. The award recognizes distinguished men and women age 60 and older for their notable, sustained success and strong leadership within and outside the field of law. The Mizzou Law honorees are: John Fox Arnold, ’61, shareholder, Lashly & Baer Robert Blitz, ’73, founding…

Larissa Tiller, ’19, Publishes in ABA Health eSource Newsletter

Larissa Tiller, ’19, had her article published in the May 2019 issue of the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s monthly electronic newsletter, ABA Health eSource. “Out of the Blue: the Procopio Decision and its Impact on Vietnam Navy Veterans” was written as part of her work for the MU Law Veterans Clinic in Spring 2019. The article is about Navy…

2019 Hooding Ceremony

One of the wonderful graduation traditions at the University of Missouri School of Law is the inclusion of family in the hooding ceremony. Graduating students can be “hooded” by a close family member if they have a relative who is a graduate of Mizzou Law school or a law professor, current or retired at Mizzou Law. This year family members…

JR Swanegan named new Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Mizzou Law Dean Lyrissa Lidsky announces JR Swanegan as the new Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid. Swanegan comes to Mizzou Law after six years as Associate Dean of International and Graduate Programs at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. During that time, he built partnerships with international law schools, recruited students from around the world, taught…

Kimberly Norwood Leads Honorees for 2019 Women’s Justice Awards

The 2019 Women’s Justice Awards selection committee has chosen Kimberly J. Norwood, ’85, the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law at Washington University, as Missouri Lawyers Media’s Woman of the Year. Norwood, who joined the university in 1990, writes extensively and lectures on colorism, social justice, civil rights and implicit and explicit bias issues. Her work ranges from the academic…

Professor Gely and Judge Webber Honored by Mizzou Alumni Association

The Mizzou Alumni Association will honor 14 distinguished faculty and alumni at the 51st annual Faculty-Alumni Awards Ceremony on Nov. 9. Professor Rafael Gely is among the six Mizzou faculty members honored for their work in the classroom, research endeavors and relationships with students. Professor Gely is the James E. Campbell Missouri Endowed Professor of Law and director of the Center for…

Curator Steelman and Professor Jerry Serve as Constitution Day Panelists

David Steelman, ’78, chair of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, and Professor Bob Jerry were panelists for a Constitution Day program on September 17 at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. The Office of Equity and Title IX hosted a discussion on “The First Amendment and the…

Professor English Leads Task Force to Revise Adult Guardianship Laws in Missouri

Professor David M. English co-chaired a task force that proposed a revision of Missouri’s adult guardianship laws, recently passed by the Missouri Legislature and signed by the governor. Senate Bill 806 is the first comprehensive revision of Missouri’s adult guardianship laws since 1983. The bill is a substantial enactment of  the proposed revision prepared by Mo-WINGS (Missouri Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship…

Professor Jerry Speaks on Insurance Law and Dispute Resolution

Professor Bob Jerry recently spoke about “Insurance Law and Dispute Resolution” at Texas A&M University School of Law. His talk was part of a symposium titled “Natural Disasters, Stakeholder Engagement and Dispute Resolution.” Cynthia Alkon, LLM ’02, moderated a panel on “Engaging Vulnerable Populations as Stakeholders.” Alkon is a professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at Texas…

Alumnus Named Kemper Fellow for Teaching Excellence at Mizzou

Carlos C. Sun, ’11, was named a William T. Kemper Fellow for Teaching Excellence at the University of Missouri. The fellowship was established in 1991 by William T. Kemper, a 1926 MU graduate, who was a well-known civic leader in Kansas City until his death in 1989. His 52-year career in banking included top positions at banks in Missouri, Kansas…