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Mizzou Law Announces Additional New Faculty Hires for Fall 2022

Officials at the University of Missouri School of Law are continuing the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the school by announcing two exciting new faculty hires joining the ranks of the nationally renowned faculty scholars and teachers at Mizzou Law. Lauren Shores Pelikan, a senior manager of global tax planning at Emerson in St. Louis and Yunsieg P. Kim,…

2021-2022 CALI Awards

CALI Excellence for the Future Award Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Highest grade in courses SPRING 2021 ADVANCED TRIAL PRACTICE Luke Hawley ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 1A Jessica Davis ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 1B Noelle Mack ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 2A Matthew Thomas ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 2 Jaycob Simsheuser ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 3A Jessica Hylton Rachel Taylor ADVOCACY…

LLM Alumni Spotlight — Md. Harun-Or-Rashid

Serving as a sitting judge in his native Bangladesh for more than 13 years, Hon. Md. Harun-Or-Rashid, LLM ’19, knew he needed to gain knowledge and skills in dispute resolution to best perform his role and serve his community. After completing his LLM in dispute resolution from Mizzou Law, Judge Rashid says he is even better positioned to fulfill his…

LLM Alumni Spotlight — Rev. Philip Bené

LLM students come to Mizzou for reasons ranging from its high ranking to its knowledgeable professors. But Philip J. Bené, LLM ’14, may have received a higher calling to learn about alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Before coming to Mizzou, Bené, a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, served stints as legal attaché of the Permanent Observer Mission of…

Mizzou Law alumna to speak at Mizzou for Disability Month

More than one in ten Americans live with an apparent disability. If you consider invisible disabilities, that number goes up to 1 in 4. Yet, the portrayal of disability in popular culture, like characters in blackface, is often based on stereotypes lacking depth or understanding of the disability experience: exaggerated caricatures of heroes, victims, sidekicks, and villains. Increasingly, these portrayals…

Dean Lidsky to Speak at Yale

Mizzou Law Dean Lyrissa Lidsky is due to speak at the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic symposium Access & Accountability 2021: Time to Seize the Day? at Yale University on Oct. 1. Dean Lidsky will participate in a panel titled “Defamation as an Accountability Tool.” This panel will: “explore the extent to which the problem of disinformation is exacerbated…

Professor Schmitz’s presentation to the Missouri Bar Access to Justice Committee qualifies for CLE credit

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present with Karen Tokarz of Washington University Law School on “Increasing Remote Access: Developments in Online Dispute Resolution, Access to Justice Centers, and Questions Going Forward” as part of the Missouri Bar Access to Justice Committee Meeting on Tuesday, May 4. CLE credit is available for those that…

Professor Schmitz publishes in Canadian arbitration journal

Professor Amy J. Schmitz published a new article, “Considering Uber Technologies Inc v Heller Under US Law,” 1 Can. J. Com. Arb. 163 (2021), a peer-reviewed arbitration journal based in Canada. In this article, Professor Schmitz engages in comparative analysis of the unconscionability doctrine under Canadian vs. United States law using the Uber Technologies Inc v Heller case, which was…

Professor Schmitz presenting at ABA Dispute Resolution annual conference

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present on the “Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Task Force,” at the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Conference, on April 14, 2021 (online). She is co-chair of the ABA’s ODR Task Force and co-chair of the Technology Committee of the ABA’s Section on Dispute Resolution. She has been working for over two years on a…

Veterans Clinic announces new Military Lawyer Transition Program

With generous donations from Susan Combs of Combs and Co. and Diana Pendleton, through her friend Dorothy Connell Berry, the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic recently announced the creation of the Military Lawyer Transition Program (MLTP). This new program is designed for Mizzou Law students who will be entering a Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) program in one of America’s armed…