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Professor English Featured on Podcast About the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective Arrangements Act

Professor David English recently presented a podcast on the recently approved Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective Arrangements Act. The podcast was sponsored by The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation. Professor English is an ACTEC fellow and chaired the drafting committee for the Uniform…

Inside Higher Ed Quotes Professor Trachtenberg

  Professor Ben Trachtenberg was recently quoted in an article in Inside Higher Ed about the protests on the University of Missouri campus in the fall of 2015. In the article, “Administrators, Students and Activists Take Stock Three Years After 2015 Missouri Protests,” Professor Trachtenberg says that the events on the MU campus affected conversations at universities nationwide and made…

Professor Halabi Comments on Duck Boat Investigations and Lawsuits

In the St. Louis Record article, “Multiple investigations, and first suits, follow duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake,” Professor Sam Halabi commented about the process now that three lawsuits that have been filed. On July 19, one of the boats from Ride the Ducks of Branson sank on Table Rock Lake during a storm, killing 17 people. Two lawsuits…

Professor Trachtenberg Cited in Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Ben Trachtenberg was cited in a May 2018 brief to the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief cites his work on the coconspirator statements exception to the hearsay rule. The petition for certiorari in Fairley v. United States, No. 17-60001, is available here:…

Professor Newman Receives Transactional Law Teaching Award

Emory University School of Law announced Professor Carol D. Newman as the inaugural winner of the Tina L. Stark Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Transactional Law and Skills. The award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of transactional law and skills education. An independent committee selected Professor Newman from a national field of…

MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital Benefits From Professor Abrams’ Endowment

With royalties from his two casebooks, Professor Doug Abrams created the Happiness For Health program at the MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Happiness For Health is a permanent endowment that provides toys, stuffed animals, games, and parties for sick and injured children at the hospital. In the near future, Happiness for Health will upgrade the Pediatric Specialty Clinic to make…

Mizzou Law Student Contributes Blog Post on “Zombie Debt”

Second-year Mizzou Law student Bob Bennett published a blog post on Professor Amy Schmitz’s blog, MyConsumerTips.info, on the dangers of “Zombie Debt.” “This is not the name of a horror movie you may watch around this time of the year, this is debt that you have no legal obligation to pay,” Professor Schmitz says. Debt collectors may still call, however,…

Professor Lambert Addresses Federalist Society at Vanderbilt Law School

Professor Thom Lambert recently addressed the Federalist Society at Vanderbilt Law School. The subject of the talk was his new book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers. He presented a general overview of the book, which prescribes principles for optimal regulation, and then applied the book’s recommended approach to a specific market failure, information asymmetry. Professor Kevin Stack of Vanderbilt Law School…

Pan American Journal of Public Health Publishes Letter from Professor Lietzan

The Pan American Journal of Public Health published a letter from Professor Erika Lietzan, in which she responds to an article about Colombia’s pathways for approval of biosimilar biologics. A 2014 presidential decree in Colombia allowed for three pathways to market for biologics, and the earlier article, written by the country’s Minister of Health and Social Protection and his colleagues,…

Nevada Law Journal to Publish Professor Trachtenberg’s Article on Race and Campus Discipline

Professor Ben Trachtenberg wrote an article on race and campus discipline that will appear in the Nevada Law Journal in 2018. The article, which is available online in draft form, argues that university discipline procedures likely discriminate against minority students and that increasingly muscular Title IX enforcement — launched with the best of intentions in response to real problems —…