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PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Showing at Mizzou Law

Mizzou Law’s Director of Academic Success, Chalana M. Scales-Ferguson, shared her thoughts on the February 15 documentary screening and panel presentation of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. Mizzou Law, in collaboration with the Columbia (MO) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Black Law Students Association, and the Black Studies Department, hosted a screening of…

New grant gives boost to MU School of Law Innocence Clinic

The grant totaling nearly $500,000, from the U.S. Department of Justice will help MU law students and the Midwest Innocence Project review a backlog of cases of possible innocence involving Missourians Contact: Sara Diedrich 573-882-3243 diedrichs@missouri.edu  COLUMBIA, Mo. – For more than 10 years, students at the University of Missouri School of Law have been working with the Midwest Innocence…

Pro Bono Estate Planning Program for Boone County Residents

The University of Missouri School of Law will partner with the MU Family Impact Center to provide free estate planning services to residents from Boone County and surrounding areas this winter through the Mizzou Law Pro Bono Estate Planning Program. Ten current Mizzou Law students, under the supervision of Adjunct Associate Professor Cynthia Barchet, a local practitioner, will meet with…

Client Thanks School of Law Clinics in Newspaper Article

The School of Law’s Veterans Clinic and Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic were recently featured in an article written by a client in the Columbia Missourian. The piece was published under the “From Readers” section, where anyone from the community can submit a story. Vernon Diggs, the author, detailed his positive and uplifting experience with the Veterans Clinic. In 2015, on the…