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Professor Dessem Comments on Local Contempt Case

A Boone County (Mo.) man is spending his nights in jail for a zoning infraction on his property. In a recent Columbia Tribune article, “No resolution in sight for contempt case,” Professor Larry Dessem commented on the court order, civil contempt, and what the landowner needs to do to resolve the situation. In the piece, Dessem says, “An old saying…

Sixth Edition of Professor Dessem’s Book Published

Thomson Reuters (West) recently published the 6th edition of Professor Larry Dessem’s book Pretrial Litigation: Law, Policy & Practice. This latest edition is current through the 2018 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, with significantly rewritten text concerning electronic discovery law and…

Professor Dessem: Public Officials Should Avoid Appearance of Conflict of Interest

In a recent St. Louis Public Radio story, “Slay’s role as lobbyist raises questions over conflict of interest in quest to privatize airport,” Professor Larry Dessem commented about an attorney’s need to avoid conflicts of interest. The article is about former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay being a registered lobbyist for Ferrovial Airports, a Madrid-based airport management company that is one…

Professor Dessem Selected for MU Gold Chalk Award

The MU Graduate Professional Council selected Professor Larry Dessem for the 2018 Gold Chalk Award, that recognizes university faculty members “who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students,” according to the award’s website. George Brand, 2L nominated Dessem, with supporting letters from two Mizzou Law alumnae. The award is one of four presented by…

Professor Dessem Submits Comment Letter to ABA Section on Legal Education

Professor Larry Dessem submitted a comment letter to the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. In his written comment and oral testimony, Dessem opposes the elimination of the ABA requirement that law schools require students to take a valid and reliable test showing they are capable of success in law school. Read the full…