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Three Mizzou Law students honored among the Mizzou 18

On March 2 the University of Missouri Alumni Association announced the student recipients of its Mizzou 18 award. These awards honor Mizzou graduate students in the last year of their degree eligibility and represent students from a variety of disciplines across campus. They are chosen for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their demonstrated leadership with undergraduate…

Two Mizzou Law students compete as finalists in MU’s Idea Quest

Two Mizzou Law students placed in the top 9 of Mizzou’s new student competition, Idea Quest, last November. Georgi Gnibus, 1L, and Matthew Pathiyil, 3L, developed an elevator pitch and presented their ideas to a panel of entrepreneurs to compete for $10,000 in seed funding.  Idea Quest (IQ) is sponsored by Veterans United Home Loans and is one of the…

Featured LLM Student: April Sawhill

Fifteen years after graduating with a JD from the University of Tennessee College of Law and living abroad in South Korea and Singapore, April Sawhill returned to school as an LLM student at Mizzou Law. “While living in Southeast Asia, I observed a global trend toward greater participation in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and realized it would impact my return…

Family Violence Clinic students successfully represent juvenile in court

On June 16, Rule 13 certified law students Carley Johansson and ‘Katie’ Walker-Williams appeared in Miller County Court for a Family Violence Clinic client. They sought third-party custody of a child who had been raped repeatedly by her father and had no other parent. The attention of all 35 people in the courtroom was riveted on Katie shortly after she…

Featured Student Leader: Annabelle Attias

Annabelle Attias is a recent graduate from the Mizzou Law Class of 2020. She grew up in Kefar Sava, Israel, before moving to the United States in 2012 to attend the University of Missouri. While at Mizzou, Attias received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, which combined three minors she was passionate about –…

Mizzou Law Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration May 15-16

Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration May 15-16 Show your support for our graduates during our 24-hour social media blitz of congratulations, messages, video greetings and well-wishes. Commencement has been postponed, but nothing will stop us from celebrating our very special Class of 2020! The celebration kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, on @Mizzou social media accounts and commencement.missouri.edu. Mizzou…

Featured Student Leader: Natasha Martinez

Natasha Martinez is a 2L at Mizzou Law who serves as the American Constitution Society President, a representative on the Graduate Professional Council, Journal of Dispute Resolution member, and is the newly elected Vice-President of Mizzou Law SBA. Martinez grew up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and studied political science, poverty studies and leadership at Washburn University before joining us at…

Featured Student Leader: Carley Johansson

Current 2L Carley Johansson grew up in St. Charles, Missouri, before coming to Mizzou as an undergraduate. Before continuing her academic career at the Law School, Johansson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women and Gender Studies and minors in Biological Sciences and American Constitutional Democracy. Johansson says that her experience in the Columbia community as an undergrad played…

Jack Gilkey Honored With Judge L.F. Cottey Advocacy Award

Jack Gilkey shared his thoughts on recently receiving the Judge L.F. Cottey Advocacy Award with Mizzou Law. I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the Judge L.F. Cottey Advocacy Award. Judge Cottey had a broad range of knowledge and skill in many areas of law, but he is especially remembered for his aptitude and passion for written and…

Featured Student Leader: Zaina Afrassiab

3L Zaina Afrassiab first came to Mizzou as an undergraduate. After growing up in Moberly, Missouri, she came to MU to get a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphases in Management and Human Resources from the Trulaske College of Business. She then decided to continue her education at Mizzou Law. “I was interested in the dual degree options…