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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…

Professor Trachtenberg: Bail Amounts Can Put Many at Risk

A recent story on KBIA-FM, Columbia Group Seeks Equity with Bail Fund, explains how a new bail fund in Boone County, Mo., assists nonviolent offenders with posting bail. Professor Ben Trachtenberg explained in the story how unpaid bail can put more than just the defendant at risk, “Many people who are in jail awaiting trial lose their jobs or might have…

Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at West Virginia University

Professor Ben Trachtenberg’s speech on April 23, “Lessons Learned from the Mizzou Protests,” was part of the Neil S. Bucklew Lecture Series. He offered lessons to be taken from Mizzou’s experiences and applied observations about higher education policy and administration to the phenomenon of student protests—particularly those related to…

Professor Trachtenberg Comments About University Title IX Procedures

Professor Ben Trachtenberg was quoted in Mother Jones about two pending Missouri bills related to university Title IX procedures. “We can take racial justice seriously without abandoning sexual assault victims,” he said. The article refers to Professor Trachtenberg’s 2017 law review article about possible racial bias in university student discipline. Professor Trachtenberg also recently published an op-ed about Title IX…

Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at UNLV on Higher Education Leadership

On March 28, Professor Ben Trachtenberg spoke at the UNLV School of Law on “Higher Education Leadership During Rapid Legal Change,” presenting his research on the legal environment in which American colleges and universities operate. He spoke along with Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, who is president emeritus at the George Washington University. Their presentation touched upon topics including university admissions, Title…

Professor Trachtenberg Graduates from SEC Academic Leadership Development Program

Professor Ben Trachtenberg has graduated from the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP). The program seeks to identify, prepare, and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. Fellows receive training at their home institutions, meeting with top administrators to discuss their work. They also travel from across the SEC region to attend one workshop per semester at an…

Professor Trachtenberg and Professor Alexander: Criminal Procedure Casebook Now Available Online

Professor Ben Trachtenberg and Professor Anne Alexander have written “Show Me Criminal Procedure,” a criminal procedure casebook available online. They received funding from the University of Missouri System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources initiative to support the creation of this book, as well as funding from the UM System’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The book is available free, not only to…

Professor Trachtenberg Presents at 2018 Annual Government Practice Institute

Professor Ben Trachtenberg recently presented at the 2018 Annual Government Practice Institute in Jefferson City, Mo. The institute is organized by The Missouri Bar and provides continuing legal education, mostly to attorneys working in Missouri state government. Professor Trachtenberg’s talk, “Lessons from the 2015 Protests at the University of Missouri,” concerned Missouri’s Campus Free Expression Act (RSMo 173.1550) and the…

Professor Trachtenberg and Professor Alexander Write Online Criminal Procedure Casebook

Professor Ben Trachtenberg and Professor Anne Alexander have written “Show Me Criminal Procedure,” a criminal procedure casebook available to students at no cost. Professors Trachtenberg and Alexander received funding from the University of Missouri System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources initiative to support the creation of this book, as well as funding from the UM System’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. By…

Professor Trachtenberg Receives Provost’s Award for University Citizenship in Leadership

Professor Ben Trachtenberg received the 2018 Provost Award for University Citizenship in Leadership at the Faculty Recognition Awards Ceremony on November 7.  The Provost’s Faculty Leadership Award recognizes faculty who have provided exemplary leadership for the university. Examples of areas of leadership include, but are not limited to, faculty/shared governance, major curricular reform or program development, chairing a department or academic…