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Professor Abrams Writes About How High School Coaches Can Fight Racism Among Players and Fans

Since 2011, Professor Doug Abrams has written nearly 300 essays on New York-based www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites. Several of these essays – including his most recent one – concern societal issues in sports. His most recent essay – “High School Coaches Teaching About Racism” – concludes “that words and actions can sting, that interscholastic athletes…

Professor Schmitz: Scholarship Addresses the Legal Challenges of COVID-19

Professor Amy J Schmitz explores online dispute resolution in varied exchange contexts, with special focus on consumer claims and means for consumers to obtain remedies. She also has been active in recent debates regarding consumer protection more generally, consumer arbitration, and contracting behavior, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for and importance of virtual options for access to justice…

Professor Barondes publishes in the Texas Review of Law & Politics

Professor Royce Barondes recently had an article accepted for publication in the Texas Review of Law & Politics. In the article, he examines contemporary jurisprudence holding a person who has a prior felony conviction is not “virtuous” and, thus, has forfeited his or her rights under the Second Amendment. The article surveys the circumstances in which contemporary courts have relied…

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 Trachtenberg to publish article on “Hiring and Training Competent Title IX Hearing Officers”

Professor Ben Trachtenberg will publish an article on “Hiring and Training Competent Title IX Hearing Officers” in the Missouri Law Review. The current version is available online at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3663503 In the article, Professor Trachtenberg argues that “American colleges and universities are not ready to comply with new Title IX regulations concerning campus hearings” which go into effect in August 2020. He suggests…

Professor Schmitz Presents on ODR at International Procedural Law Conference

Professor Amy J. Schmitz, will present on online dispute resolution (ODR), with a focus on consumer complaints, as part of the XIII Congreso Internacional de Derecho Procesal Grupo de Investigaciones en Derecho Procesal with the Universidad de Medellín, Colombia. Due to the pandemic, the conference and presentation will be online. Professor Schmitz will publish a paper in conjunction with her…

Professor Lietzan publishes in Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics

Professor Erika Lietzan has published a new article, Early Access to Unapproved Medicines in the United States and France, 19 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics (2020). She, along with co-author Isabelle Moine-Dupuis, wrote about the new U.S. law on early access to experimental medicine. Lietzan and Moine-Dupuis explore the historical, legal, and cultural differences in the early access systems…

Professor Schmitz to present for the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been invited by the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Private International Law to present at the Annual Meeting for the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL). During the virtual meeting on July 28, Professor Schmitz will provide information on developments concerning Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) and possible directions for future…