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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…

Mizzou Law Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration May 15-16

Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration May 15-16 Show your support for our graduates during our 24-hour social media blitz of congratulations, messages, video greetings and well-wishes. Commencement has been postponed, but nothing will stop us from celebrating our very special Class of 2020! The celebration kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, on @Mizzou social media accounts and commencement.missouri.edu. Mizzou…

Mizzou Law Disperses Grant to Students for COVID-19 Relief

The AccessLex Institute generously provided the University of Missouri School of Law with a grant to assist our students with COVID-19 related emergency relief. We made these funds available to all Mizzou Law students regardless of status or financial aid eligibility to provide relief with COVID-19 related expenses. The Law School awarded 35 students a total of $25,000 in emergency…

Featured Student Leader: Natasha Martinez

Natasha Martinez is a 2L at Mizzou Law who serves as the American Constitution Society President, a representative on the Graduate Professional Council, Journal of Dispute Resolution member, and is the newly elected Vice-President of Mizzou Law SBA. Martinez grew up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and studied political science, poverty studies and leadership at Washburn University before joining us at…