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Professor Schmitz Discusses Consumer Protection Options Against Telemarketers

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed on NBC affiliate KOMU-TV, and provided research for a story on telemarketers, “Target 8: Missouri phone users wage unceasing battle with telemarketers.” Professor Schmitz discussed the problems with telemarketers, and means for protecting yourself as a consumer.  Her research underlying the interview also highlighted new laws to address the growing problems associated with…

Dean Lidsky Cited in Federal Appellate Court Decision on Public Official’s Facebook Page

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit unanimously ruled that Loudon County (Va.) Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall’s Facebook page operated as a public forum and that her decision to block Brian C. Davison from her page based on his criticism of her qualified as impermissible and unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination. The decision cited Dean Lyrissa Lidsky’s article,…

Mizzou Law Faculty Presenting at AALS Annual Meeting

Three Mizzou Law faculty members will participate in a range of presentations at the 2019 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Jan. 2-6 in New Orleans, La.   Professor S. David Mitchell, associate dean for academic affairs, will speak on a panel for associate deans for academic affairs and research, “Essential Skills: Leadership, Project Management, Communication, and Integrity.” This…

Professor Schmitz Collaborates on Technology in Dispute Resolution Panel

The Journal of Dispute Resolution, Professor Amy J. Schmitz, and Professor Peter Reilly of Texas A&M University have collaborated to lay the foundation for an innovative symposium issue of the journal. This issue will be the focus of a special panel at the Association of American Law School’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La., on January 5, 2019. “Promises and…

Professor Myers Presents CLE on U.S. Supreme Court Cases in Business and IP Law

Professor Gary Myers presented a CLE, “Supreme Court Developments for Business & IP Lawyers – 7 Cases to Remember,” to the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis on December 13. Professor Myers reviewed seven major U.S. Supreme Court decisions from the 2017-18 term that are of particular interest to lawyers who practice in the areas of business law or intellectual property.…

Professor Barondes Speaks at Missouri Supreme Court Review Hosted by K.C. Chapter of the Federalist Society

Professor Royce Barondes was a speaker at a Missouri Supreme Court Review hosted by the Kansas City Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. In his presentation, he addressed the civil right to bear arms and the Missouri Supreme Court’s April 2018 opinion in Alpert v. State of Missouri. The case involves the constitutionality of a 2008 Missouri statutory change that…

Professor Lietzan Collaborates on Compassionate Use Research in France and the U.S.

Professor Erika Lietzan is spending six weeks in France at the invitation of the Centre de Recherche sur le Droit International des Marchés et des Investissements (CREDIMI) at Université de Bourgogne. At the end of November, she attended a colloquium at the French Supreme Court concerning the rights of children with anonymous biological parents (due to sperm or egg donation) to learn the identities…

Professor Schmitz Discusses ‘The New Handshake’ on Podcast

Professor Amy J. Schmitz discusses her recent book, “The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection” (co-authored with Colin Rule), in Episode 46 of Ipse Dixit, https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/amy-schmitz-on-online-dispute-resolution-the-new-handshake. Professor Schmitz observes that many people now conduct most transactions online, and argues that consumer protection requires new tools, designed for an online environment. Her research shows that consumers primarily…

Professor Schmitz Publishes Article on Using Blockchain Technology to Help Refugees

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published an article with Jeff Aresty on the use of blockchain technology to empower refugees who are currently seen as stateless, and thus invisible, under the law. The article, “A Rose by Any Other Name….Empowerment Through Identity,” was published in Law360 (2018).  It explains how refugees may benefit from blockchain technology to establish a digital…