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Undergraduate Courses in Law

New Offering for Spring 2021: Climate Change and the Law The School of Law and the School of Natural Resources have teamed up to offer “Climate Change and the Law,” a new undergraduate course that will debut in the spring 2021 semester. This new course will examine domestic U.S. and international law related to climate change. In addition to lecture…

Professor Trachtenberg to publish article on “Hiring and Training Competent Title IX Hearing Officers”

Professor Ben Trachtenberg will publish an article on “Hiring and Training Competent Title IX Hearing Officers” in the Missouri Law Review. The current version is available online at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3663503 In the article, Professor Trachtenberg argues that “American colleges and universities are not ready to comply with new Title IX regulations concerning campus hearings” which go into effect in August 2020. He suggests…

Professors Trachtenberg and Alexander Publish Free Criminal Procedure Casebook

Professors Ben Trachtenberg and Anne Alexander have published “Criminal Procedure: A Free Law School Casebook” with the CALI eLangdell series. The series includes casebooks made available at no charge for digital files, and at the cost of printing for paper books. Authors include faculty from law schools such as Yale, Texas A&M, and the University of Washington. The book is available now for…

Professor Trachtenberg to present CLE on Legal Ethics and the Coronavirus

Professor Ben Trachtenberg will present a CLE on legal ethics for the Boone County Bar Association on May 13. The CLE is in lieu of the regular May meeting and will be conducted via videoconference. Prof. Trachtenberg will cover ethical issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, including duties that lawyers have if they become ill, the duties of “diligence” and…

Professor Trachtenberg panelist at Federalist Society conference

Professor Ben Trachtenberg participated in a panel discussion, “Title IX and Due Process at Universities” at The Federalist Society conference in Jefferson City on January 27, 2020. The panel moderator was Judge Stephen R. Clark, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. The other panelists were Brent Haden, a partner in The Law Firm of Haden & Colbert, and Andy…

Professor Trachtenberg Op-Ed: U.S. Universities Must Rein in Tuition Costs

Discussing themes raised in his forthcoming law review article, The People v. Their Universities: How Popular Discontent Is Reshaping Higher Education Law, Professor Ben Trachtenberg notes in a recent op-ed in Times Higher Education that public opinion among conservative voters toward higher education has become increasingly negative since 2015. He argues that shifts in opinion are driving political intervention into the…

Professor Trachtenberg Receives UM System President’s Award

Professor Ben Trachtenberg received the President’s Award for University Citizenship – Leadership for 2019. Each year, the University of Missouri System President’s Awards are presented on behalf of President Mun Choi to faculty members across the four campuses of the UM System. These highly competitive awards recognize faculty who have made exceptional contributions in advancing the mission of the University.…

Trachtenberg Appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies

The University of Missouri School of Law is pleased to announce Ben Trachtenberg’s appointment as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. “This new role allows me to help Mizzou build a new program in undergraduate legal education,” Trachtenberg said. “The law faculty has tremendous expertise, much of which would be of great interest to college students if offered in an appropriate format.” This…

Mizzou’s Celebration of Teaching Includes Law Faculty Panelists

Professors Ben Trachtenberg and Anne Alexander were featured guests at Mizzou’s 10th Annual Celebration of Teaching held May 21-22. The pre-conference workshops and symposium, “Defining Teaching Excellence and Promoting Instructional Quality at Mizzou,” included experts and peers from across the nation. Professor Trachtenberg moderated the panel “Deepening a Culture of Teaching Excellence with Robust Formative and Summative Processes.” Professor Alexander…