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Professor Bowman Helps to Explain How Impeachment Works

In a recent Thomson Reuters/msn.com article, “6 things you need to know about how impeachment works,” Professor Frank O. Bowman explains the grounds for impeachment, the process, and burden of proof needed. He also explains that the Supreme Court cannot overturn articles of impeachment. Referring to America’s founders he says, “They quite plainly decided this is a political process and…

Professor Schmitz Provides Background on ODR for Insurance Industry News

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed for a recent story in Claims Journal, a publication widely read in the insurance industry. In “Tech Startup Hoping Insurers Ready for Online Dispute Resolution,” Professor Schmitz provided background regarding online dispute resolution (ODR), and reasons for how it may expand access to remedies for consumers. This is an area of new interest for…

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.…

Mizzou’s Celebration of Teaching Includes Law Faculty Panelists

Professors Ben Trachtenberg and Anne Alexander were featured guests at Mizzou’s 10th Annual Celebration of Teaching held May 21-22. The pre-conference workshops and symposium, “Defining Teaching Excellence and Promoting Instructional Quality at Mizzou,” included experts and peers from across the nation. Professor Trachtenberg moderated the panel “Deepening a Culture of Teaching Excellence with Robust Formative and Summative Processes.” Professor Alexander…

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 Discussed Consumer Law during Community Event

How do I improve my credit? Am I protected as a tenant? Can I file for bankruptcy? These were just a few of the questions students addressed during the Spring 2019 Consumer Empowerment Event sponsored through the School of Law in partnership with Columbia Love, Inc. at the Community United Methodist church. The event provided an overview and framework for understanding…

Professor Strong Writes on International Commercial Courts

Prof. S.I. Strong recently wrote a post for the University of Oxford Business Law Blog, discussing her recent research into international commercial courts.  Numerous countries around the world have begun to develop specialized courts to deal with cross-border business disputes, and Professor Strong’s work considers whether and to what extent the United States can be considered competitive in the international litigation market.…

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 Freyermuth Speaks at National ABA CLE Conference

  Professor Wilson Freyermuth was a panelist at the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section’s 31st National CLE Conference in Boston on May 9-10. Along with Professor Andrea J. Boyack from Washburn University School of Law and Professor Tanya Marsh, Wake Forest University School of Law, Professor Freyermuth discussed emerging legal issues and recent relevant court…

Professor Alexander Selected for MU Gold Chalk Award

The MU Graduate Professional Council selected Professor Anne Alexander for the 2019 Gold Chalk Award, which 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. Jane Rose, 3L nominated Alexander, with supporting letters from a fellow 3L students and two faculty members. The award is one…