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Family Violence Roundtable: Multidisciplinary Solutions to Abuse

The Family Violence Clinic and the Women’s Law Association will host three roundtable discussions on contemporary theories addressing family violence on Wednesday, November 14. The roundtables will focus on three areas: domestic homicide solutions; Missouri foster care and adoption initiatives in response to the opioid epidemic; and a multidisciplinary conversation about MU research and services related to abuse, including substance…

2018 Veterans Clinic Symposium: Finding Footing in a Changing Landscape

In 2017, Congress passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which represented one of the most significant statutory changes to affect the Department of Veterans Affairs in decades. The new law will modernize the current claims and appeals processes. The department anticipates the new system will streamline resolutions, with added safeguards to ensure protections for veterans. The…

Professor Demetria Frank to Present Mizzou Law One Read Keynote Address

On October 19, Professor Demetria Frank, assistant professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, will present the 2018 keynote address for the One Read program. Mizzou Law chose The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander as this year’s book. The keynote will be from 12:30-2:30 pm at Hulston…

Two Alumni to Speak at Mizzou Commencement Ceremonies

During the weekend of May 11-13, the University of Missouri will conduct its spring commencement ceremonies. Ann K. Covington, ’77, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri, will receive an honorary degree at the Honors Convocation on Saturday, May 12 in Mizzou Arena. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Covington is passionate about higher education. She is a…

Mizzou Law Hosts Discussion About Wrongful Convictions

Mizzou Law is hosting “The Exonerated: Surviving Justice,” a discussion about wrongful convictions with exonerees who spent decades behind bars for crimes they did not commit. The featured speakers will be Ellen Reasonover, Joe Amrine, Lamonte McIntyre, Richard Jones and Reggie Griffin. The event is sponsored by the Innocence Clinic, a joint project between the MU School of Law, University…

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to Convene at School of Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit will convene at the School of Law on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Judges Benton, Gruender and Melloy will hear oral arguments in the Courtroom of Hulston Hall beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The court’s session is scheduled to last until noon. This event is open to the general public.  Please note that…

From Dred Scott to The Missouri Human Rights Act: Lecture to be Held April 5

The Dred Scott case is one of the most famous U.S. Supreme Court cases.  Little attention is paid, however, to Dred Scott’s trials in the St. Louis Circuit Court and the fact that a jury decided Dred Scott’s case. In a lecture presented on April 5, Professor Chuck Henson will explain the importance of the Dred Scott jury trial right…

Law School to Co-Host First Amendment Symposium at National Press Club

2018 Missouri-Hurley and Price Sloan Symposium Comes at Critical Time for Constitutional Protection The School of Law will co-host a First Amendment symposium, “Truth, Trust and the First Amendment in the Digital Age,” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 6. Washington journalists, legal scholars and media attorneys will discuss the questions they face every day about…

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District, to Convene at School of Law

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri will convene at the School of Law on Thursday, March 22, 2018. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Dow will hear oral arguments in the Courtroom of Hulston Hall beginning at 8:30 a.m. The court’s session is scheduled to last until noon. This event is open to the general public. Please note that no…

School of Law to Host Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at the School of Law on Wednesday, November 8. A four-judge panel consisting of Chief Judge Mark Pfeiffer, ’92; Judge James Welsh; Judge Gary Witt, ’90; and Judge Edward Ardini Jr., will hear oral arguments at Hulston Hall in three cases beginning at 1:00 p.m. Judge Pfeiffer will preside. The School of Law…