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Veterans Clinic’s Brent Filbert and Sarah O’Connor Attend Interment in Arlington Cemetery

Veterans Clinic Director Brent Filbert, his wife Maggie Filbert, and Support Specialist Sara O’Connor joined the Combs family in Virginia as their patriarch Major General Roger E. Combs was interred at Arlington National Cemetery.  Major General Combs was a 1975 graduate of Mizzou Law and his family has provided generous support for the Veterans Clinic. O’Connor said she appreciated being…

Professor Schmitz to be a panelist at AALS annual meeting

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been invited to be a panelist at the 2020 Association of American Law School’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. The panel, Commercial Law in the Digital Age, is co-sponsored by the Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services and the Commercial and Consumer Law sections. The panel will consider how technology is transforming commercial transactions, and…

Professor Bowman – Kelly v. United States: There is no political exception to fraud

In a symposium written for SCOTUSblog, Professor Frank Bowman writes about Kelly v. United States, a case that came from the scandal known at “Bridgegate.” William E. Baroni, Jr., deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Bridget Anne Kelley, an aide to then Governor Chris Christie, conspired to create a major traffic jam…

Book Edited by Professor Esbeck Chronicles Disestablishment and Religious Dissent in the New States at America’s Founding and Early Republic

Professor Carl H. Esbeck and historian Jonathan Den Hartog are the editors of a new book containing 21 essays that detail disestablishment in the original 13 states, as well as similar events in soon-to-be-admitted states like Vermont and Kentucky, and three Catholic disestablishments including Missouri. Myths, half-truths, and downright errors surround popular notions of American church-state relations. Disestablishment and Religious…

Professor Bowman’s Impeachment Expertise Sought by National & International Media

Frank O. Bowman, III is a Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law and an expert on the impeachment of the president and other federal officers. In his recent book, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump (Cambridge University Press), Professor Bowman offers unprecedented clarity to the question of impeachment, tracing its roots…

BOA donated $750 to Heart of Missouri CASA today

Each fall the MU Law Board of Advocates hosts a Fall Social and Trivia Night. The purpose is to get the students of the law school to interact with each other and the faculty in a fun, off the clock setting. For 1L’s, it can be their first time getting to know their professors and 2L or 3L peers outside…

Professor Uphoff teaches at Harvard workshop

Professor Rodney J. Uphoff recently taught at Harvard Law School in its Trial Advocacy Workshop course. The workshop brings in experienced trial lawyers and judges to evaluate and critique the students. Content covers trial analysis, skills and techniques over a three-week period. Professor Uphoff was selected to do an evening demonstration that involved cross-examination of an expert…

Tim Heinsz Bow Tie Day 2019

Mizzou Law celebrated the annual Tim Heinsz Bow Tie Day on Wednesday, September 25. Heinsz, a former MU Law Dean and Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law, died suddenly while jogging on the MKT Trail in July of 2004. Each year since his passing, colleagues, friends and students have celebrated Heinsz’s memory by wearing bow ties, his signature accessory. Heinz…

Library Q&A: How to find underlying briefs for U.S. Supreme Court cases

Q: What is the best way be to access some documents from a U.S. Supreme Court docket – for example, the Petition for Certiorari – if they are not all available through the SCOTUS website? Would they be available on Westlaw? A: When a plaintiff wants the U.S. Supreme Court (nicknamed SCOTUS by many) to hear their case, they must…

Professor Schmitz Writes About the Need for Transparency at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Update: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced on September 18, 2019, that it will continue the publication of consumer complaints, data fields and narrative descriptions through the Bureau’s Consumer Complaint Database while making several enhancements to the information available to users of the database. The enhancements include: modified disclaimers to provide better context to the published data; integrating financial…