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Black Law Students Association Teams Advance to Nationals

Congratulations to the Mizzou Law BLSA mock trial teams that competed in the Midwest Regional Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. Both teams made it to the semifinals, which were tried in the St. Louis Civil Courts Building. Pictured (from left to right): 2L Curtis Wilson, 2L Julius King, 2L Khristopher Johnson-DeLoatch, 3L John Moore, 3L Habib Hassan, 2L Larissa Tiller, 3L…

Arbitration Team Travels to Chicago for National Competition

Mizzou Law’s Arbitration Team recently competed in Chicago at the American Bar Association National Arbitration Competition. The students qualified after taking first place at the ABA Regional Arbitration Competition in Pittsburgh. Team members are 3L Mary Grace Bruntrager (captain), 1L Rhett Buchmiller, 3L Travis Pringle, and 1L Anna Wilmesher. Professor Brad Desnoyer, ’09, coaches the team. Congratulations to the students…

Third-Year Student Named Liaison to the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program

Third-year Mizzou Law student Jessica Chinnadurai was recently chosen to serve as a liaison between the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program (MOLAP) and the law school. Mizzou Law is the first school in Missouri to form a student liaison program with MOLAP, and Chinnadurai is the program’s first law student liaison. The goal of the law student liaison position is to…

Mizzou Law Student Contributes Blog Post on “Zombie Debt”

Second-year Mizzou Law student Bob Bennett published a blog post on Professor Amy Schmitz’s blog, MyConsumerTips.info, on the dangers of “Zombie Debt.” “This is not the name of a horror movie you may watch around this time of the year, this is debt that you have no legal obligation to pay,” Professor Schmitz says. Debt collectors may still call, however,…

Mizzou Law 2017 Graduate Accepts Position at the University of Bonn

Brian Thompson, ’17, recently accepted a two-year contract at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany. He will serve as a research assistant and lecturer at the Institute of Private International Law and Comparative Law at the university. Most of his research will focus in the areas of private law, conflicts of laws and banking law, working with Dr. Matthias…

Mizzou Law Student Named Pat Tillman Scholar

A Mizzou Law student is among the 60 student veterans selected to the 2017 class of Pat Tillman Scholars. Third-year law student Paul Wade is an Army veteran and a member of the Missouri National Guard. Each year, the Pat Tillman Foundation receives thousands of applications from military veterans and their spouses. Only 60 of the best-poised leaders, who show…

Board of Advocates Announces Barristers Inductees, Moot Court Winners

The School of Law’s Board of Advocates recently announced its 2017 inductees into The Order of Barristers, celebrating 10 graduating students who excel in advocacy. This year’s inductees are: Maikieta Brantley Joseph Dumas Sheaffer Fennessey Miles Figg Tamar Hodges Jenna Homeyer Alex Langley Courtney Lauer Theresa Mullineaux Aaron Snipes The Board of Advocates also announced the 2017 1L Moot Court…

Women’s Law Association to Host Symposium: The Evolution of Women in the Law

On April 14, the Mizzou Women’s Law Association will host a symposium, “The Evolution of Women in the Law: From Where We Were to Where We Are Going.” The goal of the symposium is to create networking opportunities for students and attorneys from across the state, to discuss the challenges women face in the Missouri legal field, and to consider…

Members of Mizzou Law Community Recognized with Women’s Justice Awards

Missouri Lawyers Media recently announced the honorees for its 19th Annual Women’s Justice Awards. Thirteen members of the Mizzou Law community will be recognized at the awards ceremony, to be held on April 27 in St. Louis. They are: Woman of the Year Patricia A. Breckenridge, ’78 Public Service Practitioner Award Cynthia J. Hyde, ’87 Public Official Award Terry Daley…

Women’s Law Association Auction Raises More than $15,000 for Charity

The annual Mizzou Law Women’s Law Association Charity Auction recently raised $15,736 for three local charities: Legal Services of Missouri; the law school’s Family Violence Clinic; and the MU Children’s Hospital’s Happiness for Health program, which was created by Professor Doug Abrams. This year’s auction chairs were 2Ls Sarah Sticklen, auction logistics, and Abigail Williams, auction donations. The event was…