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1Ls Give Back

The incoming class of 1L students has spent the past few days getting acclimated with one another and with life in Hulston Hall. On Thursday morning, the new students and some faculty and staff headed over to the Food Bank to volunteer together. 1L Haley Benson shared her experience with us: “I genuinely enjoyed volunteering at The Food Bank! I…

Mizzou Law celebrates record-breaking year in giving

On Wednesday morning, the University of Missouri officials announced that the $200 million gifted the University in the past fiscal year set an all-time high record in donations. One of the donors who has made this important milestone possible is Charles R. Wall, a Mizzou Law Alumnus from the Class of 1970 who announced that the Wall Family Foundation will…

Scales-Ferguson named New Director of Academic Success Program

Mizzou Law Dean Lyrissa Lidsky announces Chalana Scales-Ferguson as the new Director of Academic Success Program. The Academic Success Program at Mizzou Law will teach foundational academic skills, counsel students regarding academic performance, provide writing support to students and administer a bar exam success program. Ultimately, this program is an opportunity for students to access resources to enhance their overall law…

Mizzou Law Students Attended MO Solo Conference

Rising 2L, Joe Langworthy, and recent Mizzou Law graduates Allyson Brown, Jesse Craig, Shawna Quast, Yve Solbrekken, and Aaron Wynhausen attended the Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference from June 6 through June 8 with Jennifer McGarr from the Career Development Office. The students were able to attend through generous alumni sponsorships from Chris Dandurand (’11), Ellen Morgan (’84),…

2018 and 2019 MU Law Order of the Barristers

Please join the MU School of Law and the Board of Advocates Committee in congratulating the 2018 and 2019 inductees into The Order of Barristers. This award is one of the School of Law’s highest honors, celebrating students who excel in their oral advocacy and brief writing skills. 2019 Order of the Barristers Heather Booth Ashlyn Calhoun Callie Haslag Khristopher Johnson-DeLoatch…

Trachtenberg Appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies

The University of Missouri School of Law is pleased to announce Ben Trachtenberg’s appointment as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. “This new role allows me to help Mizzou build a new program in undergraduate legal education,” Trachtenberg said. “The law faculty has tremendous expertise, much of which would be of great interest to college students if offered in an appropriate format.” This…

Charlotte Burgess’s Semester in Practice

By Charlotte Burgess I got the idea for creating my own semester in practice after I learned that a semester with a private attorney was an option and that a pro bono program could also benefit my community. After working with Professor Drake in the Veterans Clinic, I realized how much more I benefited from and enjoyed classes that were…

Excellence in Legal Research Awards 2019

The Law Library and Advocacy & Research faculty recently announced the top finishers for the annual Excellence in Legal Research Awards. All first-year Mizzou Law students participated in a semester-long competition which included research tasks, continuing education events and a research capstone exercise. The top finishers are: Overall Grand Champion – Overall: Joseph Shetler Section 1A 1st place: Samuel Obscherning…

Chihera Selected for Internship in New York City

Brian Chihera, LLM ’19, accepted a summer internship at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) in New York City.  Chihera was one of two LLM in Dispute Resolution students studying with Mizzou Law in 2018-2019 from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. His selection adds to a growing list of MU LLM students who…

O’Donnell Selected for 2019 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellowship

Lauren O’Donnell, 2L, has been selected for the Equal Justice Works 2019 Rural Summer Legal Corps. Each summer, Equal Justice Works partners with Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to support 30 dedicated law students who want to serve rural and isolated communities across the United States and its territories. Student Fellows spend eight to ten weeks during the summer conducting outreach,…