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Professor Lietzan Quoted on Selection of FDA Commissioner

Professor Erika Lietzan was recently quoted in BuzzFeed News regarding President Donald Trump’s selection of Dr. Scott Gottlieb to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Dr. Gottlieb was deputy commissioner under President George W. Bush and is currently a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Professor Lietzan noted that Dr. Gottlieb has a broad…

Professor Lambert Named 2017 Kemper Fellow

Professor Thom Lambert was presented with a William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching today, in a surprise announcement during his Business Organizations class. The fellowship was presented by MU Interim Chancellor Hank Foley and Commerce Bank Chairman and CEO Teresa Maledy, who were joined by Interim Dean Ken Dean. The fellowship, which includes a $10,000 stipend, is awarded…

Citizen Petitions at the FDA: Professor Lietzan Interviewed by The Atlantic

Professor Erika Lietzan was recently interviewed by a reporter for The Atlantic in connection with the use of “citizen petitions” at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine had pointed out that many petitions are filed by brand-name drug companies about products proposed by generic drug companies. Professor Lietzan commented…

Professor Lietzan Quoted on “Right to Try” Legislation

Professor Erika Lietzan was recently quoted in numerous papers around the country in connection with possible federal “right to try” legislation. Broadly speaking, the purpose of state “right to try” laws is to make it possible for terminally ill patients to receive unapproved drugs for treatment, if those drugs are currently in clinical trials and certain other conditions are met.…

“Missouri Takes a Strong Stance on Arbitration:” Mizzou Law Student Contributes to My Consumer Tips Blog

Third-year law student Cailynn Hayter recently published an article, “Missouri Takes a Strong Stance on Arbitration,” as a guest blogger on Professor Amy Schmitz’s website, My Consumer Tips. In her post, Hayter analyzes the consumer friendly implications of Tamko Building Products, Inc. v. Hobbs, a Missouri case which held that an arbitration clause attached to the outside of a product’s…

Law School Welcomes Chief Operating Officer of Modria, Inc.

Colin Rule, chief operating officer of Modria, Inc. (based in Silicon Valley) and former director of online dispute resolution at eBay and PayPal, recently visited the law school. During his visit, he assisted with simulations for mediation and negotiations in Professor Amy Schmitz’s Dispute Resolution in the Digital Age class. Rule also gave a presentation for students and faculty on…

Professor Trachtenberg Testifies on Two Bills Concerning Police-Involved Shootings and Deaths

Professor Ben Trachtenberg testified at a public hearing before the Missouri House Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety on House Bill 41. This bill specifies that “if charges are filed against a law enforcement officer based on an officer-involved shooting, the judge must appoint a special prosecutor.” Professor Trachtenberg testified at the request of bill sponsor Representative Gail McCann…

Professor Halabi Advocates for Global Vaccine Injury Compensation System

In a Journal of the American Medical Association article, Professor Sam Halabi argued that a global vaccine injury compensation system administered through the World Health Organization may address barriers to vaccine access during public health emergencies like Ebola, H1N1 and Zika. Even though promising vaccines have been developed relatively quickly for these emergencies, the concern for liability arising from side…

Professor Crouch Testifies about Password Privacy Act

Professor Dennis Crouch recently testified before the Missouri Senate Committee on General Laws in support of the Password Privacy Act (Senate Bill 316). This bill, proposed by Senator Caleb Rowden along with the American Civil Liberties Union, attempts to provide additional privacy protections for Missouri residents. The statutory proposal would prohibit employers, landlords and schools from requesting passwords to any…

Professor Reviews Book by Judge Richard Posner

Professor S.I. Strong recently reviewed Judge Richard Posner’s most recent book, Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary in volume 66 of the Journal of Legal Education. Professor Strong’s article, subtitled “How Legal Academics Can Participate in Judicial Education: A How-To Guide by Richard Posner,” focused on ways that legal academics can assist sitting and future judges in fulfilling their…