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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…

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…

Professor Bowman’s Impeachment Expertise Sought by National & International Media

Frank O. Bowman, III is a Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law and an expert on the impeachment of the president and other federal officers. In his recent book, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump (Cambridge University Press), Professor Bowman offers unprecedented clarity to the question of impeachment, tracing its roots…

Ben Trachtenberg appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky has appointed Professor Ben Trachtenberg, Isidor Loeb Professor of Law, as associate dean for academic affairs at Mizzou Law effective January 1. Trachtenberg replaces Professor S. David Mitchell, Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law, who recently became one of the two inaugural co-directors of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship & Justice at Mizzou. Mitchell…

Mizzou Law Faculty and Alumna Honored by Mizzou Alumni Association in 2020

The Mizzou Alumni Association included two Mizzou Law faculty members and one alumna among the recipients of the 2020 Faculty-Alumni Awards. R. Wilson Freyermuth – 61st Annual Distinguished Faculty Award Justice Patricia Breckenridge, ’77 – 2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipient Frank O. Bowman, III – 2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipient “We are honored to recognize Mizzou’s best and brightest, both in and…

Professor Abrams receives 2020 President’s Award from The Missouri Bar

Professor Doug Abrams received a 2020 President’s Award from Tom Bender, 2019-2020 president of The Missouri Bar, at its virtual annual meeting on September 16. The recognition is for individuals who have provided meritorious service to the bar. Professor Abrams has assisted The Missouri Bar for 30 years, acting in an advisory role to The Missouri Bar Board of Governors, authoring…

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky Leads Honorees for 2020 Women’s Justice Awards

The 2020 Women’s Justice Awards selection committee has chosen Dean Lyrissa Lidsky as Missouri Lawyers Media’s Woman of the Year. Lidsky, who joined the university in July 2017, is the first woman to be named dean of the law school. She has been widely lauded for her legal scholarship, enthusiasm for the law, mentorship of students and talent for generating…

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 Oliveri’s Casebook About Sexual Harassment Law Now in Print

Professor Rigel Oliveri has co-authored a casebook, Sexual Harassment Law: History, Cases, and Practice (Carolina Academic Press) is a “comprehensive textbook covering the origins and development of U.S. sexual harassment law in employment, education, housing, prisons, and the military.” The co-authors are professors Jennifer Ann Drobac, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and Carrie N. Baker, Smith College.…

Chalana Scales-Ferguson receives Carey Mae Carroll Award from MU Women’s Law Association

Chalana Scales-Ferguson, Director of Academic Success, has been selected by the MU Women’s Law Association as this year’s recipient of the Carey Mae Carroll Award. Each year, this honor is awarded to a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the advancement of women. The MU WLA has selected Professor Ferguson for her commitment to students and…