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LLM Alumna Spotlight — Tojan Rahhal

The fields of engineering and dispute resolution may not seem to be a natural combination. For Tojan Rahhal, ’20, however, the LLM in Dispute Resolution program at the University of Missouri School of Law was the perfect transition to prepare her for a leadership position in the engineering field. Now serving as CEO and President of Engineering World Health, Rahhal…

LLM Alumnus Spotlight — Sentebale Makara

Living in his home of Johannesburg, South Africa, Sentebale Makara, ’11, is enjoying a flourishing career as the director at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa. He specializes in construction, engineering, mining and energy disputes with experience in arbitration procedures and alternative dispute resolution. Makara attributes much of his success to his time at Mizzou Law, where he…

LLM Alumnus Spotlight — Jose Rodriguez

Nearly a decade ago, Jose Dario Rodriguez, LLM ’15, realized the importance of commercial relations and the need to use alternative mechanisms for dispute resolution. Now serving as legal counsel of international contractor China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. in Panama, Rodriguez credits his move to Columbia, Missouri to learn at one of the top dispute resolution centers in the world…

LLM Alumna Spotlight: Hong Hu

After her family was involved in a land dispute resolved by court-supervised mediation when she was young, Hong Hu, LLM ’01, was inspired to pursue a career in dispute resolution. “That is probably where the initial motivation [to pursue ADR] came from,” Hong said. Thanks to her talent, hard work, and education at the University of Missouri, Hong now serves…

LLM Alumna Spotlight: Kemi Sanni

With both of her parents attending the University of Missouri for graduate school, and because of the school’s world-renowned alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program, Kemi Sanni, LLM ’08, knew Mizzou was for her. “My parents always had great things to say about Mizzou and how embracing it is with the many diverse students who attended the school,” Sanni said. “I…

LLM Alumna Spotlight: Kuenzang Dolma

When joining the faculty of the only law school in her native country of Bhutan, Kuenzang Dolma (LLM ‘20) knew she needed to advance her knowledge of dispute resolution. This is because, as a new member of the teaching faculty at the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, Dolma was tasked with developing and leading the school’s new Alternative Dispute…

Professor Schmitz provides keynote on arbitration and access to justice

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will provide the keynote presentation for the book launch for “Access to Justice in Arbitration: Concept, Context and Practice,” on March 18,  2021 (via Zoom). Professor Schmitz also wrote a preface for the book. In this talk, she will discuss how arbitration can be a tool for expanding access to justice – if designed properly. Professor…

Professor Schmitz speaks on ‘Expanding A2J with Online Courts’

Professor Amy J. Schmitz gave a presentation on “Expanding A2J with Online Courts,” as a sole speaker on March 3 for the Touro College Faculty Colloquium, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, New York (via Zoom). Professor Schmitz provided insights into the expansion of online courts, especially in the wake of COVID-19, and dissect ethical considerations. She included analysis of the…

Featured LLM Alumnus: Mohan Peddinti

After receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree from NALSAR, University of Law in Hyderabad, India, and completing two years in a corporate legal role at Dr. Reddy’s, Mohan Srimat Tirumala Peddinti packed his bags and moved over 8,000 miles to Columbia, Mo., in August 2006 to pursue his LLM degree at the University of Missouri School of Law. “Mizzou Law…

Professor Schmitz presents on book chapter about ‘ODR & Innovation in the USA’

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present on “ODR & Innovation in the USA,” at the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution Online Dispute Resolution Forum and book launch for ODR Theory and Practice, March 1-2, 2021 (via Zoom). Professor Schmitz will join Prof. Jan Martinez from Stanford to discuss the chapter they wrote for the forthcoming book on ODR. The…