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Student Leader Highlight: Lindsey Wilkerson

2021 JD candidate Lindsey Wilkerson grew up in Rogersville, Missouri before she first began at Mizzou as an undergraduate. During her first year of studying journalism with an emphasis on radio/TV anchoring and reporting, Wilkerson was accepted into the MU Law Scholars program which allows selected students to complete their bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate degrees in 6 years at MU.…

Jennifer Riedy Clark published in November 2019 NALP Bulletin

Jennifer Riedy Clark, currently serving as the Vice-Chair of RFPs and Articles for the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Judicial Clerkship Section, recently published “Leveraging Faculty Clerkship Committees to Improve Clerkship Advising” in the November NALP Bulletin. “Being part of NALP and speaking with advisors across the country, I could see how Mizzou Law’s strong Faculty Clerkship Committee positively…

Bailey Appointed to Committee to Study Third-Party Funding of Litigation

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey has been appointed by the Uniform Law Commission to serve on the Study Committee on Third-Party Funding of Litigation. This committee will study the need for and feasibility of a uniform or model law governing third-party funding of litigation and arbitration. Bailey continues to serve on the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Study Committee and the…

Library Q&A: How to find underlying briefs for U.S. Supreme Court cases

Q: What is the best way be to access some documents from a U.S. Supreme Court docket – for example, the Petition for Certiorari – if they are not all available through the SCOTUS website? Would they be available on Westlaw? A: When a plaintiff wants the U.S. Supreme Court (nicknamed SCOTUS by many) to hear their case, they must…

Library Q&A: How do I choose an online study aid?

Q: We recently had a 1L who stopped by the reference desk looking for guidance on study aids, particularly how and where to access them, which ones to use, and when to use them. A: We are so glad you asked! The University of Missouri Law Library subscribes to two packages of commercial study aids. We buy them so you…

Professor Trachtenberg Presents at 2018 Annual Government Practice Institute

Professor Ben Trachtenberg recently presented at the 2018 Annual Government Practice Institute in Jefferson City, Mo. The institute is organized by The Missouri Bar and provides continuing legal education, mostly to attorneys working in Missouri state government. Professor Trachtenberg’s talk, “Lessons from the 2015 Protests at the University of Missouri,” concerned Missouri’s Campus Free Expression Act (RSMo 173.1550) and the…

Uber, Lyft driver suspended for videos: Dean Lidsky comments

In the KOMU-TV story, “Uber, Lyft suspend driver who recorded St. Louis passengers,” Dean Lyrissa Lidsky commented that in Missouri, it is “not, technically, illegal” to record these passengers since this is a one-party consent state. However, she added, “I think from the outrage that this case is generating you can see that the average person does not expect to be…

School of Law Ranked 21st Best Value in America

The School of Law has been recognized as one of nation’s best values by The National Jurist and preLaw Magazine. The magazines, leading news sources in legal education, listed Mizzou Law in the top 15 percent of all U.S. law schools for value it provides in their fall 2017 issues. The rankings are designed to recognize schools with successful alumni who graduate…