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Professor Henson honored with Diversity and Inclusion Award

Professor Chuck Henson is among the winners of the Missouri Lawyers Media 2020 Diversity and Inclusion awards. The awards recognize attorneys, firms and organizations, who are nominated by peers, for significantly advancing diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for all. Four Mizzou Law alumni…

Professor Henson presenting at Kansas City CLE

Professor Chuck Henson is among a group of eight presenters for a day-long CLE program hosted by the Jackson County Bar Association on February 26. “Justice and the Law” is a Black History Month Program that features themes from the movie “Just Mercy.” Those attending for the full day can earn 7.0 CLE credits. Professor Henson will discuss implicit bias…

Professor Henson comments on proposed nondiscrimination bill

Professor Chuck Henson commented on the impact of proposed nondiscrimination bills for a recent Columbia Missourian article, Efforts to pass the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act Resume. Will 2020 be different? The article explains that the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act, or MONA, would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes in the Missouri Human Rights Act. The article…

Professor Henson: A Trial is a Truth-Seeking Process

recently spoke at the 38th Annual Conference of the American Society of Trial Consultants, “Transparency in Litigation: See More Clearly Through the Looking Glass.” His presentation was on “Trial is a Truth-Seeking Process” where he proposed “that a trial is really a belief-seeking process where litigants must confront the power of jurors’ preexisting beliefs to create believable…

Professor Henson Attends National Conference on Racial and Ethnic Justice

Professor Chuck Henson represented the Missouri Supreme Court’s Commission of Racial and Ethnic Fairness at the 2019 National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts Annual Conference in Miami. The conference, “Pursuing the Dream: Continuing the Struggle for Racial and Ethnic Justice in America,” was an opportunity to share best practices among the states…

Professor Henson Presents CLE on Professional Conduct

Professor Chuck Henson recently presented a CLE to the Mound City Bar Association’s Annual Ronda F. Williams CLE Retreat in New Haven, Mo. The presentation was on the ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) and the Missouri Rules of Professional…

Labor & Employment Law Teams Compete in Student Trial Advocacy Competition

Congratulations to the teams that competed in American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law’s 15th Annual Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition. One team advanced to the championship round at the regional competition in Chicago and placed second overall. Thank you to the coaches — Professor Chuck Henson, Emily Allison and Ryan Redmond — for sharing their time and…

Professor Henson’s Article Cited in Circuit Court Opinion Regarding Title VII

Professor Chuck Henson’s article, Title VII Works – That’s Why We Don’t Like It, was cited by Judge Gerard E. Lynch in support of his review of the legislative history of Title VII.  Judge Lynch dissented in a 2nd Circuit Court opinion allowing sexual orientation claims to proceed because Title VII’s legislative history provides no support for the argument that…

From Dred Scott to The Missouri Human Rights Act: Lecture to be Held April 5

The Dred Scott case is one of the most famous U.S. Supreme Court cases.  Little attention is paid, however, to Dred Scott’s trials in the St. Louis Circuit Court and the fact that a jury decided Dred Scott’s case. In a lecture presented on April 5, Professor Chuck Henson will explain the importance of the Dred Scott jury trial right…