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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…

Client Counseling Team Advances to Nationals

Congratulations to both of Mizzou Law’s Client Counseling teams that competed in the American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition in Fayetteville, Ark. Third-year students Emma Masse and John Brooks won first place (for the second year in a row) and advanced to the national competition in March in North Carolina. Second-year students Aaron Wynhausen and Michael Glass advanced to the…

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,…