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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…

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…

Mizzou Law Welcomes Emily Danker-Feldman as Director of the Innocence Clinic

We are incredibly excited to welcome Emily Danker-Feldman to the Mizzou Law faculty this year as the new director of the Innocence Clinic. She has dedicated her career to assisting incarcerated people, working as an attorney at Rosenblum, Schwartz & Fry with a focus on state appeals and post-conviction cases and federal motions, sentencing and appellate practice before becoming a…

Mizzou Law BOA Committee announces 2020 Order of the Barristers

Please join the Mizzou Law BOA Committee in congratulating the 2020 members of Order of Barristers.  Student members are selected for the Order based on the criteria in Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the Order of Barristers. This is a national honor presented to students who excel in advocacy, professionalism and service. 2020 Order of the Barristers Kevin Bross…

Mizzou Law Board of Advocates Announces 2020-2021 Board Members

Chair Eli Dodge Judging Directors Brionna Pratt Dylan Blumenthal Interschool Competition Director Luke Hawley Public Relations Director Amanda Mollett Negotiation Director Bryan Oliver Mediation Director Tori Schafer Mock Trial Director  Phelan Simpkins Moot Court Director Emily…

Journal of Dispute Resolution announces editorial board for 2020-2021

Editorial Board for the Journal of Dispute Resolution for the 2020-2021 academic year:   Editor in Chief, Bryan Oliver Associate Editor in Chief, Natasha Martinez Managing Editor, Seth Christensen Associate Managing Editor, Jarred Boyer Associate Managing Editor, Yao Li Senior Note and Comment Editor, Kevin Johnston Note and Comment Editor, Eli Dodge Note and Comment Editor, Noel Fisher Note and…