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Twelve Mizzou Law Alumnae Among Honorees for 2021 Women’s Justice Awards

Twelve Mizzou Law alumnae are among the 2021 Women’s Justice Awards 55 honorees, which include judges, in-house counsel, legal scholars and private practitioners from around the state, as well as outstanding students at Missouri law schools. The Leaders of Tomorrow are recognized for leadership, professionalism and passion for making a difference in the justice system or legal profession. Tori Schafer,…

Class of 2021 honored on May 16

The Mizzou Law Class of 2021 participated in an in-person ceremony at the Hearnes Center on Sunday, May 16. Though the venue was a stark change from Jesse Auditorium, and social distancing eliminated the usual hooding ceremony, the enthusiasm of the graduates and their family and friends in the seats was not deterred. Congratulations to our newest Mizzou Law alumni!…

Mizzou Law Alumna Judge Robin Ransom Appointed to Missouri Supreme Court

Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Robin Ransom, ’91, as the next Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Laura Denvir Stith in early March 2021. With the selection, Ransom becomes the first Black woman to serve on the state Supreme Court. Ransom also is the fifth woman to…

‘Empowering People’ community forum cancelled

The following event has been cancelled. Click on the following link for the complete press release from the Columbia Police Department. Mizzou Law, the Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship, and Justice and the Columbia Police Department will host a community forum “Empowering People” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at Jesse Hall Auditorium on the University Missouri campus. The…

Mizzou Law moves up seven spots in Best Law Schools rankings

Mizzou Law rose seven spots to #60 among the best law schools in the latest rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, 2022 Best Graduate Schools. “Mizzou Law has worked really hard to improve the metrics within the U.S. News rankings that make a difference for students, such as career placement, bar passage, and debt burden upon graduation,” says…

17th Annual TH5K set for April 17

The 17th annual Tim Heinsz 5K, 10K & Jim Devine Dog Walk & Bob Bailey Bike Ride is set for Saturday, April 17 at Twin Lakes Recreation Area in Columbia. This event celebrates the extraordinary impact these three men have had on students at Mizzou Law and across campus. It will be held rain or shine. The event includes a…

Professor Mitchell honored with Diversity and Inclusion Award

Professor S. David Mitchell is among the winners of the Missouri Lawyers Media 2021 Diversity and Inclusion awards. Mitchell is the Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law and recently became one of the two inaugural co-directors of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship & Justice at Mizzou. Mitchell has been with the law school since 2006 and had…

Undergraduate Courses in Law

Offerings for Summer 2021 LAW 3800 — Logical Reasoning and Legal Analysis This course provides students with the basic concepts necessary to improve their scores on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), thereby improving their proficiency in key skills such as reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. LAW 4940 — Internships in Law This course is designed to help…

Three Mizzou Law students honored among the Mizzou 18

On March 2 the University of Missouri Alumni Association announced the student recipients of its Mizzou 18 award. These awards honor Mizzou graduate students in the last year of their degree eligibility and represent students from a variety of disciplines across campus. They are chosen for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their demonstrated leadership with undergraduate…

Professor English co-authors opinion piece about Netflix movie ‘I Care a Lot’

Professor David M. English and Professor Nina Kohn co-authored a recent op-ed in The Hill, Netflix’s ‘I Care a Lot’ should worry you. The piece shares how outdated state laws can enable elder abuse practices as depicted in the Netflix movie. Professor English is the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. He served as…