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Library Q&A: Representing Yourself in Family Matters in Missouri

Q:  If I want to represent myself in a family law matter, where can I go for help and forms in Missouri? A: Dealing with a difficult situation is never easy. It is especially difficult if you are unable to shoulder the cost of legal representation. Having an attorney on your side that knows the language of the law and…

Library Q&A: How can I access legal research databases?

Q: The Law Library gets questions like this one all the time: “I am a new employee at UM System HR. I was wondering if the legal research databases are available to UM System staff, and if so, how I can get access?” A: I have good news … and some not-so-good news. Bad news first – we can only…

Library Q&A: How do I access online journals?

Q: Patrons frequently ask us how to access online journals, such as Consumer Reports. A: While there is no one single method that works every time to find online access to a journal, one of the first questions we need to answer is a simple one: who is the patron? A University of Missouri student, faculty, or staff member will have…

Law Staff Honored for Excellence

Alisha Rychnovsky was recently named the recipient of the 2019 Patty H. Epps Award, which is presented to a staff member who honors the memory of Patty H. Epps with exceptional public service, cheerfulness and indomitable spirit and dedication to the School of Law. Rychnovsky is the Manager of Business Administration. Darrell Jaeger was recently named the recipient of the…

Hulston Hall 2019 Summer Reading Club

A summer reading club isn’t just for kids. Hulston Hall staff, faculty and students are all welcome to join a grown-up version this summer. We will only be reading fiction, so you can rest your law brain for the summer! Meetings will be at locations within walking distance.  The upcoming dates and books are: Thursday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. Book: The…

Professor Demetria Frank to Present Mizzou Law One Read Keynote Address

On October 19, Professor Demetria Frank, assistant professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, will present the 2018 keynote address for the One Read program. Mizzou Law chose The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander as this year’s book. The keynote will be from 12:30-2:30 pm at Hulston…

Professor Diamond Writes and Comments on Legal Technology Issues

In a magazine piece titled “Let’s Teach our Students Legal Technology… But What Should We Include” 23 AALLSpectrum 23 (September/October 2018), co-author Professor Randy Diamond emphasizes electronic discovery challenges and competencies. “Electronically stored information (ESI), already ubiquitous in emails, texts, productivity software, databases, social media, video, phone records, digital photos and GPS, is growing exponentially with the connection of “everything”…

Law Staff Honored for Excellence

Nicole Rudkin was recently named the recipient of the 2018 Patty H. Epps Award, which is presented to a staff member who honors the memory of Patty H. Epps with exceptional public service, cheerfulness and indomitable spirit and dedication to the School of Law. Rudkin works in the law school’s fiscal office. Cindy Bassett was recently named the recipient of the…

First Open Educational Resource Created for the Law School

Professor Amy J. Schmitz and Electronic Services Librarian Cindy Bassett have developed the University of Missouri Law School’s first Open Educational Resource in participation with the University’s Affordable & Open Education Resources Initiative. The initiative is designed to encourage faculty to create, adapt or adopt open educational resources in order to lower the cost to students of expensive textbooks. Once…