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Professor Henson: A Trial is a Truth-Seeking Process

recently spoke at the 38th Annual Conference of the American Society of Trial Consultants, “Transparency in Litigation: See More Clearly Through the Looking Glass.” His presentation was on “Trial is a Truth-Seeking Process” where he proposed “that a trial is really a belief-seeking process where litigants must confront the power of jurors’ preexisting beliefs to create believable…

Professor Henson Attends National Conference on Racial and Ethnic Justice

Professor Chuck Henson represented the Missouri Supreme Court’s Commission of Racial and Ethnic Fairness at the 2019 National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts Annual Conference in Miami. The conference, “Pursuing the Dream: Continuing the Struggle for Racial and Ethnic Justice in America,” was an opportunity to share best practices among the states…

Professor Henson Presents CLE on Professional Conduct

Professor Chuck Henson recently presented a CLE to the Mound City Bar Association’s Annual Ronda F. Williams CLE Retreat in New Haven, Mo. The presentation was on the ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) and the Missouri Rules of Professional…

Labor & Employment Law Teams Compete in Student Trial Advocacy Competition

Congratulations to the teams that competed in American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law’s 15th Annual Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition. One team advanced to the championship round at the regional competition in Chicago and placed second overall. Thank you to the coaches — Professor Chuck Henson, Emily Allison and Ryan Redmond — for sharing their time and…

Professor Henson’s Article Cited in Circuit Court Opinion Regarding Title VII

Professor Chuck Henson’s article, Title VII Works – That’s Why We Don’t Like It, was cited by Judge Gerard E. Lynch in support of his review of the legislative history of Title VII.  Judge Lynch dissented in a 2nd Circuit Court opinion allowing sexual orientation claims to proceed because Title VII’s legislative history provides no support for the argument that…

From Dred Scott to The Missouri Human Rights Act: Lecture to be Held April 5

The Dred Scott case is one of the most famous U.S. Supreme Court cases.  Little attention is paid, however, to Dred Scott’s trials in the St. Louis Circuit Court and the fact that a jury decided Dred Scott’s case. In a lecture presented on April 5, Professor Chuck Henson will explain the importance of the Dred Scott jury trial right…

Three Law Faculty Serve on Supreme Court Racial and Ethnic Fairness Commission

Three University of Missouri Law professors serve on the Supreme Court of Missouri Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness – Professor Emeritus Michael A. Middleton, Professor Doug Abrams, and Professor Chuck Henson. Created in October 2015, the commission’s work focuses on six areas – the judicial system generally, the civil justice system, the criminal justice system, the juvenile justice system,…

Law Faculty Help Develop New Policies Designed to Help Campus Community, Visitors Understand Rights Related to Protests and Use of Public Spaces

School of Law faculty were among the members of a committee that created new and revised policies that will help the MU community and visitors understand their rights and responsibilities related to campus protests and the use of public space. The Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press was created by MU Interim Chancellor…