Mizzou Law Announces Another Exciting Faculty Hire

Officials at the University of Missouri School of Law are excited to announce another exciting hire to bolster the Mizzou Law faculty this summer. Professor Alexander Gouzoules will join Mizzou Law as an associate professor of law. He will begin work in Hulston Hall on July 1.

Professor Gouzoules arrives at Mizzou Law from Loyola University-New Orleans College of Law, where he served as a Westerfield Fellow. His recent scholarship focuses on public policy issues that arise from private law systems, including corporate law and bankruptcy. He has also published in the field of constitutional law, including on the subject of law and religion.

“Professor Gouzoules will make an instant impact on our faculty,” Interim Dean Paul Litton said. “His expertise in corporate and bankruptcy law will be an outstanding addition to our school, and he also joins our growing cohort of scholars with fascinating, high-level experience in constitutional litigation.”

Professor Gouzoules’s most recent article, Going Concerns and Environmental Concerns: Mitigating Climate Change Through Bankruptcy Reform, appeared in the Boston College Law Review. The article examines the use of Chapter 11 by fossil fuel firms, proposing environmentally focused amendments to the Bankruptcy Code. His previous publications have appeared in journals including the Buffalo Law Review and the Indiana Law Review.

Before joining Mizzou, Professor Gouzoules served as a law clerk to Judge William H. Walls of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He practiced law as an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, focusing on complex commercial cases, bankruptcy litigation, and white-collar defense, and later at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, where he focused on First Amendment cases. Professor Gouzoules graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School.