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Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented on “Empowerment through E-Courts & Public Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

As part of the Global Legal Forum August 14 to 16 at the Hague, Netherlands.  This was part of one of the largest international law gatherings exploring intersections of technology and law.  For her part, Professor Schmitz was asked to present as one of the leading scholars regarding Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in the world.  This comes on the heels…

Meet Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Mekonnen Ayano

Mizzou Law Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Mekonnen Ayano took time to answer a few questions before the semester begins. What does this position mean for you? This position means many things for me. First, it is a path to broaden my research and scholarship. I have done some work in the fields of property, natural resource, development and law and social…

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…

Mizzou Law Students Attended MO Solo Conference

Rising 2L, Joe Langworthy, and recent Mizzou Law graduates Allyson Brown, Jesse Craig, Shawna Quast, Yve Solbrekken, and Aaron Wynhausen attended the Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference from June 6 through June 8 with Jennifer McGarr from the Career Development Office. The students were able to attend through generous alumni sponsorships from Chris Dandurand (’11), Ellen Morgan (’84),…

Professor Barondes Quoted in Story on the Ethics of Representing Clients in Medical Marijuana Industry

Professor Royce Barondes was quoted in an article addressing the legal ethics of representing medical marijuana businesses. The article by Nicholas Phillips, “Cannabis Counsel,”  appeared in the May 20, 2019 issue of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. With the passage of Amendment 2 in Missouri, eliminating state criminal restrictions on medical marijuana, law firms could be seeing an increase in related work.…

Professor Schmitz to Present at Consumer Law Conference in Germany

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present at a conference in Augsburg, Germany, May 23-24 on “Enforcing Consumer and Capital Market Law in Europe.” The conference will focus on international comparative analysis of the instrument and mechanisms to enforce consumer laws. Professor Schmitz will speak about enforcement in the United…

Mizzou Law Students Have Help Dressing for Success

By, Michelle Cecil Law school is expensive. Tuition, fees, books, bar review courses and exam fees quickly add up. Additionally, students are expected to dress professionally in a variety of settings, including legal interviews, client meetings, summer internships and oral advocacy competitions. The financial burden on students can be overwhelming. Mizzou Law is working to find ways to alleviate as much…

Professor Lietzan Collaborates on Compassionate Use Research in France and the U.S.

Professor Erika Lietzan is spending six weeks in France at the invitation of the Centre de Recherche sur le Droit International des Marchés et des Investissements (CREDIMI) at Université de Bourgogne. At the end of November, she attended a colloquium at the French Supreme Court concerning the rights of children with anonymous biological parents (due to sperm or egg donation) to learn the identities…

Professor Schmitz Speaks at Symposium in Australia

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present and lead discussion on Addressing Accessibility and Vulnerability in ODR Design, at the “Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): The State of the Art Symposium,” at The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia, on Nov. 21-22. Professor Schmitz will discuss ethical design criteria, and lead symposium participants through a series of scenarios…