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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…

Professors Henson, Pratzel honored with 2022 Spurgeon Smithson Awards

  Mizzou Law professor Chuck Henson and adjunct professor Alan Pratzel were honored on Sept. 14 with Spurgeon Smith Awards by the Missouri Bar Foundation. This award recognizes judges, law teachers, and/or lawyers who have provided outstanding services toward the increase and diffusion of justice. The Foundation’s board recognizes the great work Professor Henson has done at the university, with…

Prof. Erika Lietzan Re-appointed to ACUS, Named to Best Lawyer in America List

Erika Lietzan, the William H. Pittman Professor of Law & Timothy J. Heinsz Professor of Law was recently re-appointed to a two-year term as a public members of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). ACUS is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for…

Professor Angela Drake Wins Distinguished Faculty Award

Professor Angela Drake, director of the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic, has been honored by the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) with the 63rd Annual Distinguished Faculty Award. This award honors one Mizzou faculty member each year for their exceptional contributions to the University’s growth and core mission, through their professional accomplishments, teaching and research excellence or service to the institution. Under…

Prof. Barondes Quoted by Reuters on Supreme Court Ruling

Twice in the last month, Reuters stories have quoted Prof. Royce Barondes on the implications of the recently decided Supreme Court case, NYSR&PA v. Bruen. Last September, Prof. Barondes summarized the issues for MU Law students in the following way “By restrictions challenged in the lawsuit, New York generally does not allow private citizens to carry concealed firearms during their…

Prof. Oliveri Quoted in USA Today

Rigel Oliveri, the Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, was quoted in USA Today last week. Prof. Oliveri’s quote was in regards to the state of Missouri’s trigger law regarding a potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. “Some more action would have to be taken in order for people…

Prof. Royce Barondes Cited in Iowa Supreme Court Case

In a recent dissent in State v. Price-Williams, Iowa Supreme Court Justice Appel cited Prof. Royce Barondes’ article examining the relationship between suspicion of firearms possession and the procedures in Terry stops. To view the opinion, visit: https://www.iowacourts.gov/courtcases/11381/embed/SupremeCourtOpinion To view Prof. Barondes’ cited article, visit:…

Prof. Barondes publishes article on definiteness requirements

Prof. Royce Barondes published an article in the Capital Markets Law Journal examining recent developments in definiteness requirements for contractual obligations under New York law. In the article, he identifies a number of recent cases construing ordinary standards as requiring an unexpected level of definiteness. A pre-press version of the article, New York’s Requirements for Contractual Definiteness with Application to…

Professor Bennett Discusses Federal Judges with Springfield TV station

“Judges aren’t allowed to pick their own cases, except for the United States Supreme Court, which has some control over which cases it hears. But district judges, federal trial judges, they take the cases that are filed before them, and they decide the cases that they’re presented with, explained University of Missouri Law School Professor Thomas Bennett.” To view the…