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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…

Prof. Dennis Crouch and Mizzou Law student present at 2021 BYU symposium

On August 19, Professor Dennis Crouch and Dr. Homayoon Rafatijo (MU Law 3L) jointly presented their manuscript titled “States Can Infringe upon Your Intellectual Property Rights with Impunity in the Era of ‘New Federalism,” at the 2021 BYU Copyright and Trademark Symposium.  The article criticizes the Supreme Court’s 2020 sovereign immunity decision in Allen v. Cooper, looking primarily through a…

Mizzou Law Welcomes First Majority Female Class in History, Largest Class Since 2010

As classes begin, Mizzou Law is excited and proud to welcome the incoming 1L class of 2024 to campus. This class of amazing students and future successful lawyers is historic in many ways. For the first time in the history of the MU School of Law, the incoming class is majority female, with 51% of the 2024 cohort identifying as…

Two Mizzou Law Alumni Honored by the Missouri Bar Foundation

Jeffrey Q. McCarther, ’09, and Jordan Force, ’09, were two of three named honorees of the Lon O. Hocker Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation. The Hocker Award is given annually to three lawyers under the age of 40 who: “exemplify the qualities of a trial lawyer, including showing professionalism, high ethical conduct, and quick wittedness in the courtroom.” To…

LLM Alumna Spotlight: Hong Hu

After her family was involved in a land dispute resolved by court-supervised mediation when she was young, Hong Hu, LLM ’01, was inspired to pursue a career in dispute resolution. “That is probably where the initial motivation [to pursue ADR] came from,” Hong said. Thanks to her talent, hard work, and education at the University of Missouri, Hong now serves…

LLM Alumna Spotlight: Kemi Sanni

With both of her parents attending the University of Missouri for graduate school, and because of the school’s world-renowned alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program, Kemi Sanni, LLM ’08, knew Mizzou was for her. “My parents always had great things to say about Mizzou and how embracing it is with the many diverse students who attended the school,” Sanni said. “I…

LLM Alumna Spotlight: Kuenzang Dolma

When joining the faculty of the only law school in her native country of Bhutan, Kuenzang Dolma (LLM ‘20) knew she needed to advance her knowledge of dispute resolution. This is because, as a new member of the teaching faculty at the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, Dolma was tasked with developing and leading the school’s new Alternative Dispute…

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…

Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic Announces Julia E. Rives as the New Clinical Director

The Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic recently announced the hiring of Julia Rives as its new clinical director. As clinical director, Julia will be primarily responsible for the classroom component of the clinic, supervision of the students, and the clinic’s amicus brief writing efforts. Julia grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Missouri and received her Bachelor of…

Professor-Emeritus Robert Jerry Publishes Op-Ed on Champlain Tower Collapse

Mizzou Law Professor-Emeritus Robert Jerry published an op-ed piece in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 2. In his article, Professor Jerry argues that the collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium collapse in Florida in June can be blamed on regulatory failure. To read Professor Jerry’s full article, visit:…