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Professor Trachtenberg Op-Ed: U.S. Universities Must Rein in Tuition Costs

Discussing themes raised in his forthcoming law review article, The People v. Their Universities: How Popular Discontent Is Reshaping Higher Education Law, Professor Ben Trachtenberg notes in a recent op-ed in Times Higher Education that public opinion among conservative voters toward higher education has become increasingly negative since 2015. He argues that shifts in opinion are driving political intervention into the…

Professor Trachtenberg Receives UM System President’s Award

Professor Ben Trachtenberg received the President’s Award for University Citizenship – Leadership for 2019. Each year, the University of Missouri System President’s Awards are presented on behalf of President Mun Choi to faculty members across the four campuses of the UM System. These highly competitive awards recognize faculty who have made exceptional contributions in advancing the mission of the University.…

Trachtenberg Appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies

The University of Missouri School of Law is pleased to announce Ben Trachtenberg’s appointment as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. “This new role allows me to help Mizzou build a new program in undergraduate legal education,” Trachtenberg said. “The law faculty has tremendous expertise, much of which would be of great interest to college students if offered in an appropriate format.” This…

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 Trachtenberg: Bail Amounts Can Put Many at Risk

A recent story on KBIA-FM, Columbia Group Seeks Equity with Bail Fund, explains how a new bail fund in Boone County, Mo., assists nonviolent offenders with posting bail. Professor Ben Trachtenberg explained in the story how unpaid bail can put more than just the defendant at risk, “Many people who are in jail awaiting trial lose their jobs or might have…

Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at West Virginia University

Professor Ben Trachtenberg’s speech on April 23, “Lessons Learned from the Mizzou Protests,” was part of the Neil S. Bucklew Lecture Series. He offered lessons to be taken from Mizzou’s experiences and applied observations about higher education policy and administration to the phenomenon of student protests—particularly those related to…

Professor Trachtenberg Comments About University Title IX Procedures

Professor Ben Trachtenberg was quoted in Mother Jones about two pending Missouri bills related to university Title IX procedures. “We can take racial justice seriously without abandoning sexual assault victims,” he said. The article refers to Professor Trachtenberg’s 2017 law review article about possible racial bias in university student discipline. Professor Trachtenberg also recently published an op-ed about Title IX…

Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at UNLV on Higher Education Leadership

On March 28, Professor Ben Trachtenberg spoke at the UNLV School of Law on “Higher Education Leadership During Rapid Legal Change,” presenting his research on the legal environment in which American colleges and universities operate. He spoke along with Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, who is president emeritus at the George Washington University. Their presentation touched upon topics including university admissions, Title…

Professor Trachtenberg Graduates from SEC Academic Leadership Development Program

Professor Ben Trachtenberg has graduated from the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP). The program seeks to identify, prepare, and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. Fellows receive training at their home institutions, meeting with top administrators to discuss their work. They also travel from across the SEC region to attend one workshop per semester at an…

Professor Trachtenberg and Professor Alexander: Criminal Procedure Casebook Now Available Online

Professor Ben Trachtenberg and Professor Anne Alexander have written “Show Me Criminal Procedure,” a criminal procedure casebook available online. They received funding from the University of Missouri System’s Affordable & Open Educational Resources initiative to support the creation of this book, as well as funding from the UM System’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The book is available free, not only to…