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Professor Scales-Ferguson to be panelist for State of Inclusivity 2020 Conference

Professor Chalana Scales-Ferguson, director of Mizzou Law’s Academic Success Program, will serve as a panelist during the Inclusive Impact Institute’s “State of Inclusivity 2020” virtual conference on August 6. She will be in a session entitled, “It’s Time: Elevating the Voices of Black Women.” The keynote speaker for the conference will be Ijeoma Oluo, author of “So You Want to…

PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Showing at Mizzou Law

Mizzou Law’s Director of Academic Success, Chalana M. Scales-Ferguson, shared her thoughts on the February 15 documentary screening and panel presentation of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. Mizzou Law, in collaboration with the Columbia (MO) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Black Law Students Association, and the Black Studies Department, hosted a screening of…

Professor Reuben: Study Should Start a Bigger Conversation About Mindfulness in Legal Education

In a recent Law.com article, Ahead of the Curve: Measuring Mindfulness in Law School, Professor Richard Reuben talked about the empirical study that he and Mizzou psychology professor Kennon Sheldon conducted in 2013 about mindfulness in the law school context. The study, titled, “Can Mindfulness Help Law Students With Stress, Focus, and Well-Being? An Empirical Study of 1Ls at a Midwestern…

Scales-Ferguson named New Director of Academic Success Program

Mizzou Law Dean Lyrissa Lidsky announces Chalana M. Scales-Ferguson as the new Director of Academic Success Program. The Academic Success Program at Mizzou Law will teach foundational academic skills, counsel students regarding academic performance, provide writing support to students and administer a bar exam success program. Ultimately, this program is an opportunity for students to access resources to enhance their overall…