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Law student publishes in Veterans Law Journal

Justin P. Brickey, 2L, published the article “When Can TDIU Count as ‘a Disability Rated as Total’ for Purposes of Entitlement to SMC?” in Volume IV, 2019, of the Veterans Law Journal. The article references past cases to discuss the nuances of when a veteran can be designated as TDIU (Total Disability – Individual Unemployability) and qualify for Special Monthly…

Mizzou Law SBA hopes to write 100,000 thank you letters to veterans

The Mizzou Law Student Bar Association (SBA) co-sponsored and hosted a card signing event for veterans last week. The event allowed students to write cards thanking veterans for their service. The event lasted the entire week and many members of the Mizzou Law community took time to write to our veterans and thank them. SBA was fortunate to be able…

New Course this spring Mizzou Law: Innovation and Technology in the Practice of Law

Beginning in the Spring 2020 semester, Mizzou Law will be offering a new seminar on Innovation and Technology in the Practice of Law. Professor Randy J. Diamond says the course will have two primary focuses: to develop tech skills and competencies in the delivery of legal services and to address legal issues in a tech-saturated world, where the law is rapidly…

2L Brionna Pratt Selected for JCBA Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship

Brionna Pratt, a J.D. candidate in the Mizzou Law class of 2021, has recently been selected as a recipient for the Jackson County Bar Association (JCBA) Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship. The JCBA Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. The scholarship is given in honor of the late Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Judge Roque was an African-American graduate of…

Donald Quinn Receives Tiger ’06 Scholarship

By Donald Quinn The University of Missouri School of Law has a long tradition of creating lawyers with a heart for service, incredible integrity, and a profound sense of respect for the history and culture of the legal profession. It is with that in mind that I uprooted my family from Maryland and moved to Missouri to attend the school…

Mizzou Law ranked a Top 25 Best Value Law School

We are proud to announce that once again, The University of Missouri School of Law has been ranked in the Top 25 Best Value Law Schools by the National Jurist. The average debt of our students at 2019 graduation was $45,300. According to the most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the average law student graduates with…

A Student’s Perspective on the 2019 American Society of Comparative Law Symposium

Last week, the University of Missouri School of Law welcomed approximately 120 scholars from 20 countries for the American Society of Comparative Law’s 2019 annual program. Thursday night’s reception, like the rest of the program’s events, was bustling with experts in the field of comparative law. The reception began with introductory remarks from S. I. Strong, the Manley O. Hudson…

Student Observations from What Hillbilly Elegy Teaches about Race in 21st Century America

At the keynote address for Mizzou Law’s One Read series on October 14, Professor Lisa Pruitt, through a discussion of J.D. Vance’s work Hillbilly Elegy, invited students to contemplate an issue frequently ignored in the modern media landscape: the widespread poverty of rural, white America. Specifically, Professor Pruitt discussed how she is grateful for the critical success of Vance’s book…

Multicultural Law Student Association (MLSA) Hosts Deputy Consul of the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City

On September 18, the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City visited the University of Missouri School of Law. The Multicultural Law Student Association (MLSA), in conjunction with the Career Services Office, celebrated Mexican Independence with traditional sweets during a meet and greet with consular staff. During the visit, Deputy Consul Lee Wong-Medina conducted an information session for law students focused on…

Tim Heinsz Bow Tie Day 2019

Mizzou Law celebrated the annual Tim Heinsz Bow Tie Day on Wednesday, September 25. Heinsz, a former MU Law Dean and Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law, died suddenly while jogging on the MKT Trail in July of 2004. Each year since his passing, colleagues, friends and students have celebrated Heinsz’s memory by wearing bow ties, his signature accessory. Heinz…