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Faculty Spotlight — Meet Prof. Rachel Wechsler

When Professor Rachel Wechsler and her husband Steven Evers moved to Columbia from the hustle and bustle of New York this summer, the first thing they did was begin to explore the many walking paths and biking trails. Professor Wechsler accepted a professorship at the University of Missouri School of Law after experiencing Columbia’s small-town charm and the strong sense…

Professor Oliveri Wins Outstanding Volunteer Service Award

Rigel Oliveri, the Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law, has received the 11th Howard B. Lang, Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to the City of Columbia. Professor Oliveri earned the award due to her involvement with fair and affordable housing programs and services, which includes her work with…

Faculty Spotlight — Thomas Bennett

Starting a new job in the middle of a pandemic can be challenging at best. But when that job includes teaching students without ever meeting them face-to-face, “challenging” may be an understatement. For Professor Thomas Bennett, Mizzou Law’s newest faculty member, finally getting to step foot in a classroom this fall was a vast improvement over how he spent his…

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey Named 2022 Legal Champion

Robert G. Bailey, assistant dean emeritus of the University of Missouri School of Law, was honored with a 2022 Legal Champion award by Missouri Lawyers Media. Bailey was recognized alongside Pamela Meanes and Casey Wong for their work chairing a special committee within The Missouri Bar to increase the retention of diverse lawyers in the legal profession. Bailey joined Meanes…

MU researchers say it’s time to clean up the Clean Water Act

By Kenny Gerling, MU News Bureau In 1969, the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland was so polluted that it caught fire, helping to launch the modern environmental movement and prompting Congress to pass the Clean Water Act three years later. It was one of the first laws to safeguard waterways and set national water quality standards. While the Clean Water Act…

Mizzou Law professor weighs in on implications of challenge to Roe v. Wade

Rigel Oliveri, the Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, spoke with KOMU 8 News in Columbia about the ongoing Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case currently before the US Supreme Court. To read the full question and answer session with Prof. Oliveri, visit: https://www.komu.com/news/mu-law-professor-weighs-in-on-implications-of-challenge-to-roe-v-wade/article_fa7b0482-52e0-11ec-a2a0-079576e7a7ba.html?utm_source=SocialNewsDesk&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=SND_facebook…

Professor Frank Bowman Quoted in Washington Post and Slate Regarding Bannon Subpoenas

Frank Bowman, the Floyd Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law and Curator’s Distinguished Professor at Mizzou Law, was quoted in the Washington Post and Slate about a recent subpoena for former President Trump aide Steve Bannon. “The objective in this case — for Bannon and for anybody similarly situated — is to run out the clock until the election in…

Prof. David Mitchell Honored with the Spurgeon Smithson Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation

S. David Mitchell, the Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law and co-director of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship and Justice, was one of three people honored with the 2021 Spurgeon Smithson Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation. Established in 1976, the Spurgeon Smithson Awards recognize judges, law teachers, and/or lawyers who have provided outstanding services toward the increase and…

Director of the Mizzou Law Innocence Clinic Earns Missouri Bar Award for Appellate Advocacy

Emily Danker-Feldman, the director of the Innocence Clinic at Mizzou Law, was one of three lawyers recognized with the 2021 David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award. This award was created by The Missouri Bar Foundation to recognize outstanding achievement in appellate practice by young lawyers practicing in the state. From the Missouri Bar: “Danker-Feldman’s dedication to her work is evident…

Professor Mitchell honored with Diversity and Inclusion Award

Professor S. David Mitchell is among the winners of the Missouri Lawyers Media 2021 Diversity and Inclusion awards. Mitchell is the Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law and recently became one of the two inaugural co-directors of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship & Justice at Mizzou. Mitchell has been with the law school since 2006 and had…