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Professor Bennett Discusses Federal Judges with Springfield TV station

“Judges aren’t allowed to pick their own cases, except for the United States Supreme Court, which has some control over which cases it hears. But district judges, federal trial judges, they take the cases that are filed before them, and they decide the cases that they’re presented with, explained University of Missouri Law School Professor Thomas Bennett.” To view the…

Seizing opportunities

Mnotho Ngcobo has always been ambitious, hardworking, motivated and optimistic. But even he was surprised by the positive chain of events that led him to the University of Missouri en route to a master of laws degree. Ngcobo’s Tiger story started in May 2021 with the news that he had landed the prestigious Ivan Rugema Fellowship, a program that brings…

Undergraduate Courses in Law

Offerings for Spring 2023 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…

Paul Litton Named Interim Dean of Mizzou Law

University of Missouri Provost Latha Ramchand has announced that Paul Litton, associate dean for faculty research and R. B. Price Professor of Law will serve as interim dean of Mizzou Law. This appointment follows the announcement that Lyrissa Lidsky, dean and Judge C.A. Leedy Professor of Law at Mizzou Law will step down from the deanship on July 4. Dean…

Mizzou Law Announces Additional New Faculty Hires for Fall 2022

Officials at the University of Missouri School of Law are continuing the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the school by announcing two exciting new faculty hires joining the ranks of the nationally renowned faculty scholars and teachers at Mizzou Law. Lauren Shores Pelikan, a senior manager of global tax planning at Emerson in St. Louis and Yunsieg P. Kim,…

2021-2022 CALI Awards

CALI Excellence for the Future Award Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Highest grade in courses SPRING 2021 ADVANCED TRIAL PRACTICE Luke Hawley ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 1A Jessica Davis ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 1B Noelle Mack ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 2A Matthew Thomas ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 2 Jaycob Simsheuser ADVOCACY & RESEARCH § 3A Jessica Hylton Rachel Taylor ADVOCACY…

18th Annual Tim Heinsz Race Registration is Open!

WHEN: April 23, 2022 WHERE: Hulston Hall and the Mel Carnahan Quad on the MU campus WHO: Anyone who wants to participate! REGISTER:https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/MO/Columbia/AnnualTimHeinsz5K   If you would like to volunteer to help with the race, email Payton Rosencrantz, or there are links on the registration site for volunteer registration. -For those who cannot attend the in-person race, we will also…

MU professor says Google v. Oracle case leaves fair use ‘muddy’

The case of Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. pitted two giant technology companies against each other. On the line was potentially billions of dollars in profits as well as the future of some of the world’s most widely used pieces of software. After more than a decade of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2021 that Google did…

Gone the Influencer, Not the Influence

One of the five job offers I had coming out of law school was the one “everyone” wan­ted.  I turned it down.  Instead, I chose the job offer out of the five that paid the least.  That brought me to Springfield, Missouri and Ransom A. Ellis, Jr.  Why? Because he did exactly what I wanted to do (labor and employment…

MU Law Veterans Clinic surpasses milestone: $10 million for veteran-clients

April 7, 2022 Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, DiedrichS@missouri.edu The University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic recently surpassed more than $10 million in disability benefits returned for its clients. The clinic, which opened in 2014, is staffed by Mizzou law students under the supervision of lawyers specializing in veteran law. The Veterans Clinic team appeals denied benefits cases to the…