Expertise Guide: Civil Procedure ⋅ Page 1

Haley Proctor

Faculty Fellow, School of Law

Faculty Fellow, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy

Haley Proctor joins Mizzou Law as a fellow after having practiced law for seven years at Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, where she specializes in constitutional litigation and will remain of counsel.  She previously served as a law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas on the United States Supreme Court and for Judge Thomas B. Griffith on the United States Court of…

Sandra Sperino

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development,

Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor,

Sandra F. Sperino is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on how courts and other actors resolve employment law disputes. Professor Sperino is the author of two treatises in employment discrimination law: McDonnell Douglas: The Most Important Case in…

Thomas B. Bennett

Associate Professor of Law and Wall Family Fellow, School of Law

Professor Bennett’s research focuses on how complex civil litigation strains the relationship between state and federal courts and impacts the separation of powers. Professor Bennett’s scholarship has appeared in the NYU Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Notre Dame Law Review, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the faculty…

R. Lawrence Dessem

Dean Emeritus and Timothy J. Heinsz Professor Emeritus of Law, School of Law

After graduation from Harvard Law School, Professor Dessem served as law clerk for Judge William K. Thomas of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He then served as Assistant General Counsel for the National Education Association (1978-1980) and trial attorney (1980-1984) and senior trial counsel (1984-1985) with the Civil Division of the United States Department…

Rigel C. Oliveri

Isabelle Wade and Paul C. Lyda Professor of Law , School of Law

Professor Oliveri is a nationally recognized expert on fair housing law. Her scholarship focuses on housing discrimination, zoning and property rights, and sexual harassment. Her published work has appeared in a number of prestigious journals and been cited by state and federal courts. She is the co-author of a casebook: Sexual Harassment Law: Cases, History, and Practice, and a co-editor…