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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…

Mizzou Law Student Places Second in the First ODR Bowl

Over spring break, Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization (ADRO) executive Jon Ence, 1L,  participated in a ground breaking Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Competition. Ence placed second in the tournament, competing in online negotiations against teams in the U.S. and abroad including Truman State University, Pepperdine University, Drake University and Glasgow University in Scotland. This was the competition’s first year and was…

Mizzou Law Student Brings Greater Awareness to Mental Health, Substance Recovery

Mizzou Law 3L Jessica Chinnadurai serves as the first law student liaison to the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program (MOLAP), a free and confidential counseling program available 24/7 for members of The Missouri Bar, immediate family members who reside with them, and law students. The ABA for Law Students blog, Before the Bar, recently posted an article about Chinnadurai and MOLAP…

Ten Members of the Missouri Law Community to Receive Women’s Justice Awards

At the 20th Annual Women’s Justice Awards event on May 3 in St. Louis, 10 women from Mizzou Law are among the 51 women who will be honored. The Leaders of Tomorrow are recognized for leadership, professionalism and passion for making a difference in the justice system or legal profession. 3L Abigail Williams (pictured) is among this year’s honorees. The Public…

Student Symposium on Estates and Trusts

Members of Professor S.I. Strong’s Estates and Trusts class recently conducted a student symposium on recent developments and hot topics in probate law.  Topics included LGBT/race issues in estates and trusts (2L Cameron Brown and 3L Valencia Clemons-Bush), helping clients prepare for physical and mental decline (2Ls Emily Crane and Ashley Harbison), ethical issues in estates and trusts (3L Brian Moody and…

Mizzou Law Student and Alumnus Win National Writing Competition

MU 3L George Khoukaz recently received the Joseph T. McLaughlin Original Student Article Award from the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) at a gala dinner at the Whitley Hotel in Atlanta, Ga.  The winning essay, “ADR That is Out of This World: A Regime for the Resolution of Outer- Space Disputes,” addresses various issues regarding space arbitration and was published in 2018 Journal…

Student Paper on Specific Consents to Adoption Accepted by Law Journal

The Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Journal of Practical & Clinical Law accepted 2L Abby Coursen’s paper, “Allowing for Specific Consents to Adoption – A Proposed Amendment to Missouri’s Section 211.444.” Over the last few years, the opioid epidemic has caused an increase in the number of children entering the foster care system. Under Missouri’s 211.444, as it is currently written, and/or at…

3L Danielle Linneman Blogs About Missouri’s Lemon Law

Third-year law student Danielle Linneman was featured as a guest blogger on Myconsumertips.info, a nonprofit outreach website created by Professor Amy Schmitz. The website provides readers with legal updates and tips related to consumer law. Linneman wrote a post explaining Missouri’s Lemon Law and the protection it provides to owners of new vehicles when their car is defective and under…

Mediation Competition Teams Headed to Regionals

Congratulations to the winners of the Board of Advocates’ intra-school mediation competition – third-year students Max Mauldin and Jessica Peterman. The runners-up were first-year students Anna Wilmesher and Rhett Buchmiller! Max and Jessica will join another team of third-year students, Melissa Knerr and John McCaskill, to compete at the 19th Annual Representation in Mediation Regional Competition, March 3-4 in Denver. The American Bar Association Section…

Professor Beck and Family Violence Clinic Students File Amicus Curiae Brief

Professor Mary M. Beck and the Family Violence Clinic students prepared an Amicus Curiae Brief for the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) for the Supreme Court of the United States. AAAA is an international organization committed to improving the lives of children by advocating for the benefits and stability provided through adoption. The students filed the brief…