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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 The piece shares how outdated state laws can enable elder abuse practices as depicted in the Netflix movie.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…

Professor Abrams Publishes “Children and the Law In a Nutshell,” 7th Edition

West Academic has published the 7th edition of “Children and the Law In a Nutshell,“ written by Professor Douglas E. Abrams and his co-authors. Professor Abrams wrote five of the book’s ten chapters — The Status, Rights, and Obligations of Children; Criminal Abuse and Neglect; Adoption; Regulation of Children’s Conduct; and…

Dean Lidsky comments in article about Smartmatic lawsuit

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky provided comments in a recent article, Fox Asks Judge to Dismiss Smartmatic Lawsuit, Claims its Coverage was Protected by the First Amendment, published by First Amendment Watch, a project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. “[E]ven in jurisdictions that recognize a privilege or defense for repeating newsworthy accusations, the media’s reporting must be…

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…

Professors Freyermuth and Trachtenberg elected to American Law Institute

Professor R. Wilson Freyermuth and Associate Dean Ben Trachtenberg were recently elected as members of the American Law Institute (ALI). They join 13 current or emeritus members of the Mizzou Law faculty who are ALI members: Larry Dessem, David English, William Fisch, David Fischer, Bob Jerry, Thom Lambert, Lyrissa Lidsky, Erika Lietzan, David Mitchell, Gary Myers, Phil Peters, Richard Reuben,…

Ben Trachtenberg appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky has appointed Professor Ben Trachtenberg, Isidor Loeb Professor of Law, as associate dean for academic affairs at Mizzou Law effective January 1. Trachtenberg replaces Professor S. David Mitchell, Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law, who recently became one of the two inaugural co-directors of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship & Justice at Mizzou. Mitchell…

Professor Abrams publishes 2nd edition of “Effective Legal Writing” book

West Academic has published the second edition of Professor Douglas E. Abrams’ most recent book, “Effective Legal Writing: A Guide For Students and Practitioners.” The second edition opens with the same dedication that opened the first edition: “To my law students past and present, who continue to make me proud that I am one of their…

Child Hunger: Professor Abrams Urges Donations to Food Banks During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased hunger for millions of parents and their children. In his latest essay on www.askcoachwolff.com, one of the nation’s leading youth sports websites, Professor Douglas E. Abrams describes leading causes of the increase, and he writes that “parents and coaches can make a difference this holiday season with a donation to a food bank or…

Mizzou Law Faculty and Alumna Honored by Mizzou Alumni Association in 2020

The Mizzou Alumni Association included two Mizzou Law faculty members and one alumna among the recipients of the 2020 Faculty-Alumni Awards. R. Wilson Freyermuth – 61st Annual Distinguished Faculty Award Justice Patricia Breckenridge, ’77 – 2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipient Frank O. Bowman, III – 2020 Faculty-Alumni Award Recipient “We are honored to recognize Mizzou’s best and brightest, both in and…