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Two Rising Mizzou Law 2Ls are Prestigious 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellows

Robert Lass and Autumn Westhoff, rising Mizzou Law 2L students, have been selected and are currently participating in the 2022 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellowship. Each summer, Equal Justice Works selects 40 highly qualified law students from 36 law schools across the country to serve in the program. The program partners with the Legal Services Corporation to support law students…

Mizzou Law Chapter of ACS Named “Student Chapter of the Year”

The American Constitution Society (ACS) has named the Mizzou Law student chapter of ACS as the “Student Chapter of the Year.” In their newsletter announcement of the award, the ACS said the Mizzou Law chapter won by exhibiting “the greatest strength in meeting ACS’s mission and goals.” Rising Mizzou Law 3L and Chapter President Hirsh Joshi says winning this award…

Mizzou Law Hoods 98 Students in Class of 2022

On May 15, Mizzou Law celebrated the graduation of 98 students, 92 with Juris Doctor (JD) degrees and six with Master of Laws (LLM) degrees. Here is a little more about this amazing graduating class: The six LLM graduates come from three states (Alabama, Tennessee and Michigan) and five countries (U.S., South Africa, Nigeria, Grenada, and Yemen.) The 92 JD…

Seizing opportunities

Mnotho Ngcobo has always been ambitious, hardworking, motivated and optimistic. But even he was surprised by the positive chain of events that led him to the University of Missouri en route to a master of laws degree. Ngcobo’s Tiger story started in May 2021 with the news that he had landed the prestigious Ivan Rugema Fellowship, a program that brings…

Making a Difference One Can of Paint at a Time

Painting walls, refinishing furniture, building bookshelves: activities not commonly associated with earning a legal education. For Mizzou Law 2L Brandon Bethel however, working to improve his environment is something that comes second nature to him. “It really serves as a creative outlet for me,” Bethel said. “Much of law school doesn’t tap that creative vein, so redesigning spaces to improve…

Mizzou Law 3L in Washington DC to Support Confirmation of Supreme Court Judge

Niya Young, a Mizzou Law 3L, is spending the week in Washington to support the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. Young is joining more than 100 law students from 17 law schools around the country to raise their voices in support of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to sit…

Mizzou Law teams finish first and second in national moot court competition

Mizzou Law 3Ls Andy Krokstrom, Andrew Meyer, and Jessica Schmitz won the national Global Antitrust Institute Moot Court Competition the last weekend on Feb. 27. Taking second place and edging out teams from elite law schools such as Harvard, Virginia, Duke, and Indiana, was another Mizzou Law team consisting of Tate Cooper, Andrew Guinan and Noelle Mack. The Global Antitrust…

Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic Student Worker Gets Mizzou Employee Shout-Out

Ethan Attebery, 1L and student assistant in the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic, received a student employee shout-out from the Mizzou Career Center. Nominated by Eugene O’Loughlin: “Ethan is a first year law school student that has modified Clinic class PowerPoints and CLEs to all be uniform, developed a system to capture all contacts to ensure accurate reporting to donors, runs…

Mizzou Law student highlighted by American Constitution Society

Hirsh M. Joshi, a 2L at Mizzou Law, was highlighted today by the American Constitution Society (ACS). In the online spotlight, Joshi spoke of his time at Mizzou Law and his passion for protecting the American democratic process: “During my 1L year, my Torts and Criminal Law professor said something that continues to inspire me; while reflecting on a case,…

Student Spotlight — Meet Mackenzie Stout

When Mackenzie Stout was nearing the end of her undergraduate degree in 2019, she had a decision to make. Did she want to follow in her family’s footsteps or cut her own path? As a senior at the University of Missouri, she had already completed one family tradition: attend Mizzou. Both of Mackenzie’s parents and her older sister had earned…