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Featured LL.M. Student: Michael Russell

After graduation from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1999, Michael Russell went on to practice labor and employment law for almost 20 years. Now, with a busy mediation and arbitration practice, Russell is pursuing his Master of Laws degree through Mizzou’s online LL.M. program. “I had been interested in an LL.M. for some time,” Russell said. “When…

Mizzou Law’s One Read Program featured in AALL Spectrum

Mizzou Law Librarian Cindy Bassett co-authored an article that appears in the January/February 2021 issue of AALL Spectrum, a publication of the American Association of Law Libraries. A Voices Across the Spectrum feature, the article, Tough Conversations about Race: Let the Book Start the Discussion, shares information about Mizzou Law’s One Read Program. It explains why it started in the…

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…

Last Family Violence Clinic Case Completed

The Family Violence Clinic completed its last case in November 2020. Over 28 years, generations of Mizzou Law students achieved legal remedies for impoverished and domestic and/or sexually assaulted adults, children and elders. In this case, the students undertook representation in the case over 10 months ago and persevered despite numerous obstacles and the semester ending to achieve adoption of…

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…