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Tenth Annual University of Missouri Patent Law Moot Court Competition

On Tuesday, November 17, Mizzou Law held the Tenth Annual University of Missouri Patent Law Moot Court Competition, this year in an online format. Fifteen students wrote briefs and presented oral arguments in a mock-version of a pending infringement lawsuit involving patented printing and computer storage technology. (One of the patented products was on Martha Stewart. Overall winner 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…

Cyberweek 2020 will Feature Professor Schmitz and Two LLM Students

Professor Amy J Schmitz and two Mizzou Law online LLM students will be among the presenters at Cyberweek 2020, Nov. 2-6. Chimdimma Onyedebelu and April Sawhill will be on the student panel presenting their scholarship in ODR (online dispute resolution). Professor Schmitz  will participate in two “Arbitration Conversations” with Delos Dispute Resolution, Hafez Virjee, and Chittu Nagarajan on ODR in India.…

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky Leads Honorees for 2020 Women’s Justice Awards

The 2020 Women’s Justice Awards selection committee has chosen Dean Lyrissa Lidsky as Missouri Lawyers Media’s Woman of the Year. Lidsky, who joined the university in July 2017, is the first woman to be named dean of the law school. She has been widely lauded for her legal scholarship, enthusiasm for the law, mentorship of students and talent for generating…

Students participate in South Africa summer course via Zoom

Since 2004, Professor Rodney Uphoff has taken a group of MU law students to the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa for a summer program comparing the criminal justice system in South Africa with that in the U.S. However, the coronavirus outbreak kept Prof. Uphoff and students from travelling to South Africa. Instead they took part in a…

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…

Commentary and podcasts posted by Professor Schmitz on Arbitrate.com

Professor Amy J. Schmitz writes commentary on the hottest issues in arbitration law on Arbitrate.com. Recent online articles include: “New NAA Opinion on Requiring Video Hearings;” “‘Business Pays’ Rule in California Facing Challenges;” “Contract Exclusions Count; and Discovering Documents from Nonparties in Online Arbitration?” The site also includes a web series, “The Arbitration Conversation,” where she interviews top scholars and…

Zaina Afrassiab Niles selected as winner of Law School Writing Contest for The National Law Review

Zaina Afrassiab Niles, ’20, is the winner of the 2020 Law School Writing Contest for the National Law Review. Her paper, “Are Qualified Patients Unqualified Parents?,” examines the lack of case law surrounding medical marijuana use by Missouri parents concerning child custody and placement. Niles originally wrote the paper for a Sex, Reproduction, and the Law class taught by Professor Mary…