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Professor Angela Drake Wins Distinguished Faculty Award

Professor Angela Drake, director of the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic, has been honored by the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) with the 63rd Annual Distinguished Faculty Award. This award honors one Mizzou faculty member each year for their exceptional contributions to the University’s growth and core mission, through their professional accomplishments, teaching and research excellence or service to the institution. Under…

Paul Litton Takes Office as Interim Dean of Mizzou Law

Paul Litton today took office as interim dean of Mizzou Law following the leadership of Dean Lyrissa Lidsky, who stepped down on July 4. MU Provost Latha Ramchand announced in April that Litton had been named interim dean after Dean Lidsky finished her tenure. Litton, who is the R.B. Price Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, has been a member…

USSC Justice Cites Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic Amicus Brief in Dissenting Opinion

An amicus brief written by Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic students and faculty was cited three times by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch in his dissenting opinion in George v. McDonough. The case, decided on June 15, found that discharged military veteran Kevin George was not entitled to have his earlier decision denying veterans benefits for preexisting mental health issue,…

Coming together for veterans

Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, diedrichs@missouri.edu The Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic has announced a new program to partner with medical students from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. This partnership will involve collaboration between the two professional schools with regard to securing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation benefits for veterans. Mizzou medical students will collaborate with law students…

Mizzou Law earns ACS Programming Award

The American Constitution Society (ACS) Mizzou Law chapter earned a 2022 Programming Award from the American Constitution Society. ACS Programming Awards are presented annually to our most active chapters. The winning chapters helped to shape the debate and promote a progressive vision of the Constitution at their universities. Winning chapters include: Georgetown University Law Center Harvard Law School New York…

Paul Litton Named Interim Dean of Mizzou Law

University of Missouri Provost Latha Ramchand has announced that Paul Litton, associate dean for faculty research and R. B. Price Professor of Law will serve as interim dean of Mizzou Law. This appointment follows the announcement that Lyrissa Lidsky, dean and Judge C.A. Leedy Professor of Law at Mizzou Law will step down from the deanship on July 4. Dean…

Mizzou Law Announces Additional New Faculty Hires for Fall 2022

Officials at the University of Missouri School of Law are continuing the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the school by announcing two exciting new faculty hires joining the ranks of the nationally renowned faculty scholars and teachers at Mizzou Law. Lauren Shores Pelikan, a senior manager of global tax planning at Emerson in St. Louis and Yunsieg P. Kim,…

18th Annual Tim Heinsz Race Registration is Open!

WHEN: April 23, 2022 WHERE: Hulston Hall and the Mel Carnahan Quad on the MU campus WHO: Anyone who wants to participate! REGISTER:https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/MO/Columbia/AnnualTimHeinsz5K   If you would like to volunteer to help with the race, email Payton Rosencrantz, or there are links on the registration site for volunteer registration. -For those who cannot attend the in-person race, we will also…

MU Law Veterans Clinic surpasses milestone: $10 million for veteran-clients

April 7, 2022 Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, DiedrichS@missouri.edu The University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic recently surpassed more than $10 million in disability benefits returned for its clients. The clinic, which opened in 2014, is staffed by Mizzou law students under the supervision of lawyers specializing in veteran law. The Veterans Clinic team appeals denied benefits cases to the…

Professor Oliveri Wins Outstanding Volunteer Service Award

Rigel Oliveri, the Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law, has received the 11th Howard B. Lang, Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the City of Columbia. Professor Oliveri earned the award due to her involvement with fair and affordable housing programs and services, which includes her work with…