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Associate Dean Litton and Colleagues Publish Work on Moral Judgment

Associate Dean Litton and co-authors Philip Robbins and Fernando Alvear of Mizzou’s Philosophy Department have published their new set of studies on the relationship between perceptions of an agent’s life history and moral judgments of that agent’s conduct. In this article, Good Deeds and Hard Knocks: The Effect of Past Suffering on Praise for Moral Behavior, the authors focused on…

Professor-Emeritus Robert Jerry Publishes Article on Post-Pandemic Insurance

Mizzou Law Professor-Emeritus Robert Jerry published an article, “Insurance in a Post-Pandemic World,” in the ABA tort trial and insurance practice section publication The Brief’s summer issue. In the article, Jerry discusses how the pandemic may change the insurance claim and litigation environment moving…

Professor Abrams Praises Supreme Court Decision Upholding High School Student’s Free Speech Rights

In an essay on a leading youth sports website, Professor Douglas E. Abrams praised the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. (June 23, 2021). The eight-Justice majority held that the public high school denied the First Amendment speech rights of the 14-year-old frosh who, after she did not make the varsity cheerleading team, responded with…

Professor Bennett’s scholarship cited in U.S. Supreme Court decision

Professor Thomas Bennett’s scholarship recently was cited by Justice Clarence Thomas in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez. “By declaring that federal courts lack jurisdiction, the Court has thus ensured that state courts will exercise exclusive jurisdiction over these sorts of class actions,” Justice Thomas wrote in his dissent. As noted in an article in The…

Professor English helps explain Britney Spears’ case

Professor David English was recently interviewed by Slate for its article What Can Britney Spears Do Next? The piece asked Prof. English, an expert in guardianship law, to explain how typical her case is and what her next steps could be. On June 30, TheFederalist.com also published an article with comments from Professor English, “The #FreeBritney Movement Is Bigger Than…

Five alumni honored with ICON Awards

Missouri Lawyers Media will honor 28 attorneys and judges from around the state with its 2021 ICON Awards. Five of the honorees are alumni of Mizzou Law. Robert Langdon, ’72, Langdon & Emison Timothy W. Monsees, ’81, Monsees & Mayer Glenn A. Norton, ’85, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch; former chief judge, Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District John G. Schultz,…

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…