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Mizzou Law Receives $1 Million Gift to Honor Former Professor

Stephen F Hanlon, ’66, has pledged a $1 million gift to the University of Missouri School of Law to create the Professor William P. Murphy Scholarship. The scholarship, honoring former Mizzou Law professor William Murphy, will support students seeking to become constitutional lawyers. Professor William Murphy taught constitutional law at Mizzou from 1962-71 and was a key figure in supporting…

Mizzou Law alumna to speak at Mizzou for Disability Month

More than one in ten Americans live with an apparent disability. If you consider invisible disabilities, that number goes up to 1 in 4. Yet, the portrayal of disability in popular culture, like characters in blackface, is often based on stereotypes lacking depth or understanding of the disability experience: exaggerated caricatures of heroes, victims, sidekicks, and villains. Increasingly, these portrayals…

Mizzou Law Invites Prospective Students to Visit MINK Law Day 2021

MINK Law Day is an opportunity for students considering law school to speak with Mizzou Law representatives as well as law school representatives from the 10 law schools in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska & Kansas (MINK) and more than 50 law schools from across the country! We encourage you to attend MINK to learn what law schools are looking for in…

Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic Announces Julia E. Rives as the New Clinical Director

The Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic recently announced the hiring of Julia Rives as its new clinical director. As clinical director, Julia will be primarily responsible for the classroom component of the clinic, supervision of the students, and the clinic’s amicus brief writing efforts. Julia grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Missouri and received her Bachelor of…

‘Empowering People’ community forum cancelled

The following event has been cancelled. Click on the following link for the complete press release from the Columbia Police Department. Mizzou Law, the Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship, and Justice and the Columbia Police Department will host a community forum “Empowering People” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at Jesse Hall Auditorium on the University Missouri campus. The…

Mizzou Law moves up seven spots in Best Law Schools rankings

Mizzou Law rose seven spots to #60 among the best law schools in the latest rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, 2022 Best Graduate Schools. “Mizzou Law has worked really hard to improve the metrics within the U.S. News rankings that make a difference for students, such as career placement, bar passage, and debt burden upon graduation,” says…

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…

Tenth Annual University of Missouri Patent Law Moot Court Competition

On Tuesday, November 17, Mizzou Law held the Tenth Annual University of Missouri Patent Law Moot Court Competition, this year in an online format. Fifteen students wrote briefs and presented oral arguments in a mock-version of a pending infringement lawsuit involving patented printing and computer storage technology. (One of the patented products was on Martha Stewart. Overall winner of the…

Chalana Scales-Ferguson receives Carey Mae Carroll Award from MU Women’s Law Association

Chalana Scales-Ferguson, Director of Academic Success, has been selected by the MU Women’s Law Association as this year’s recipient of the Carey Mae Carroll Award. Each year, this honor is awarded to a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the advancement of women. The MU WLA has selected Professor Ferguson for her commitment to students and…