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Offerings for Spring 2022 LAW 2010 — Law of the Internet Society has moved online – so have our legal disputes. Most of us have tapped “I agree” without reading the fine print; streamed copyrighted works without paying a license fee; and crept someone via google and social media. Most of us have also been digitally hacked, phished, and spied…

LLM Alumna Spotlight — Tojan Rahhal

The fields of engineering and dispute resolution may not seem to be a natural combination. For Tojan Rahhal, ’20, however, the LLM in Dispute Resolution program at the University of Missouri School of Law was the perfect transition to prepare her for a leadership position in the engineering field. Now serving as CEO and President of Engineering World Health, Rahhal…

LLM Alumnus Spotlight — Sentebale Makara

Living in his home of Johannesburg, South Africa, Sentebale Makara, ’11, is enjoying a flourishing career as the director at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa. He specializes in construction, engineering, mining and energy disputes with experience in arbitration procedures and alternative dispute resolution. Makara attributes much of his success to his time at Mizzou Law, where he…

LLM Alumnus Spotlight — Jose Rodriguez

Nearly a decade ago, Jose Dario Rodriguez, LLM ’15, realized the importance of commercial relations and the need to use alternative mechanisms for dispute resolution. Now serving as legal counsel of international contractor China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. in Panama, Rodriguez credits his move to Columbia, Missouri to learn at one of the top dispute resolution centers in the world…

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,…