Mizzou Law Faculty Presenting at AALS Annual Meeting

Three Mizzou Law faculty members will participate in a range of presentations at the 2019 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Jan. 2-6 in New Orleans, La.

Professor David Mitchell

Professor S. David Mitchell, associate dean for academic affairs, will speak on a panel for associate deans for academic affairs and research, “Essential Skills: Leadership, Project Management, Communication, and Integrity.” This session focuses on how associate deans can develop and apply four essential skills for their work: Leadership, Project Management, Communication, and Integrity. Panelists will discuss each area, provide examples from their own experience of successful (or unsuccessful!) application of those skills, and offer practical suggestions on how to develop and/or improve in these areas.

Professor Amy J. Schmitz, collaborated with Professor Peter Reilly of Texas A&M University and Mizzou Law’s Journal of Dispute Resolution (JDR) to create a mini virtual symposium. The presenters and commentators on this panel, “Promise and Pitfalls of Technology in Dispute Resolution,” will address a subject at the crossroads of questions involving access to justice and disruptive technologies. For this journal issue, JDR will be presenting thought leaders and experts on the topic to generate high-level discussions of how technology, including AI, blockchain, smart contracts, and the like, are impacting dispute resolution.

Rigel Oliveri

Professor Rigel Oliveri will speak on a panel about real estate transactions, “Access + Opportunity + Choice: Housing Capital, Equity, & Market Regulation in the Trump Era.” The year 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the 2008 housing crisis—an event described as the most significant financial and economic upheaval since the Great Depression. The year 2018 was also the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which upended many decades of overt housing discrimination. Despite the many financial reforms that followed 2008, meaningful housing reform remains elusive. Additionally, housing segregation and access to affordable mortgage credit continues to plague the American economy.