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Congratulations to the 2018 Transactional Law Competition Winners!

On October 26th and 29th, the MU Tax and Transactional Law Society hosted the Sixth Annual Transactional Law Competition, generously sponsored by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. This year’s winners are 1Ls Samantha Sweet, Samuel Hoskins, and Kelli Reichert (pictured left to right). This year’s competition problem required students to research state and local tax issues relating to one company’s potential acquisition…

2018 Client Counseling Competition Winners

Congratulations to 1Ls Brionna Pratt and Trevor Woodland – champions of the 2018 Client Counseling Competition! The members of the second place team are 2Ls Marissa Price and Sergio…

Board of Advocates Announces 2018 Negotiation Competition Champions

The School of Law’s Board of Advocates recently concluded its annual negotiation competition held at the law school. Congratulations to the winning team: 1L Emily Love and 3L Aaron Wynhausen. These students will represent the law school at the regional competition in November. In the competition, teams are given general information about a dispute and confidential facts about their client’s interests. During…

Pro Bono Estate Planning Program for Boone County Residents

The School of Law will partner with the MU Family Impact Center to provide free estate planning services to residents from Boone County, Mo., and surrounding areas this fall through the Mizzou Law Pro Bono Estate Planning Program. Ten current Mizzou Law students, under the supervision of Adjunct Associate Professor Cynthia Barchet, a local practitioner, will meet with potential clients…

MU Law Student Named to Leadership Position in ABA

Annie Ebert, 3L, has been named the liaison from the ABA Law Student Division to the Trust and Estate Division of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law.  She will hold this position until the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting. This photo is of Ebert and Professor David English at the Annual ABA Meeting where Professor English was…

Student’s Paper to Publish in Italian Academic Journal

George Khoukaz, ’18, will have his paper, “Corporate Shareholders’ Limited Liability: Useful or Abusive?,” published in the Bocconi Legal Papers – the official academic journal of Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. The paper provides an insight into the relationship between limited liability and moral hazard, which was brought to the attention of the public by the financial crisis of 2008. In…

Professor English Leads Task Force to Revise Adult Guardianship Laws in Missouri

Professor David M. English co-chaired a task force that proposed a revision of Missouri’s adult guardianship laws, recently passed by the Missouri Legislature and signed by the governor. Senate Bill 806 is the first comprehensive revision of Missouri’s adult guardianship laws since 1983. The bill is a substantial enactment of  the proposed revision prepared by Mo-WINGS (Missouri Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship…

American Constitution Society Chapter Receives Programming Award

The Mizzou Law chapter of the American Constitution Society will receive the national organization’s 2017-2018 Programming Award at the annual conference in June. The award specifically acknowledges the many important issues the chapter brought to public discourse in the law school this year. These include net neutrality, criminal justice, immigration, the rule of law, income inequality, labor, and free speech.…

“Legal 101 for Innovators & Entrepreneurs:” Professor and Student Present at Bootcamp

Professor Jim Niemann and 3L Max Mauldin led the presentation on the intellectual property topics in the “Legal 101 for Innovators & Entrepreneurs” program at the Coulter Translational Partnership Bootcamp on April 19 at the MU School of Medicine. The University of Missouri Coulter Translational Partnership Program began in 2012 as a partnership between MU and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.…

3L Jessica Peterman Wins Writing Competition on Insurance Law

Jessica Peterman, 3L, won first place in the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel’s (ACCEC) Law School Practical Skills Writing Competition on Insurance Law Problem. The assignment was a memorandum of points and authorities in support of or in opposition to a motion for summary judgment. Submissions were evaluated on the quality of the legal arguments, the persuasiveness of…