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Professor Schmitz Discusses the Use of ODR in Family Law Issues

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been selected as an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) expert to join a National Family Online Dispute Resolution Convening. As part of this work, Professor Schmitz is volunteering her time and expertise by participating in a series of 90-minute Zoom sessions over a three-week period beginning the week of September 21, 2020. Over the course of…

Professor Schmitz Publishes Chapter in Book about The Diesel Emissions Scandal

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published a chapter, “Enforcing Consumer and Capital Markets Law in the United States,” in a new book: Enforcing Consumer and Capital Market Law – The Diesel Emissions Scandal (Beate Gsell and Thomas M.J. Möllers eds. 2020). This chapter is part of a book that is an international and intradisciplinary work. On the example of one…

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky Leads Honorees for 2020 Women’s Justice Awards

The 2020 Women’s Justice Awards selection committee has chosen Dean Lyrissa Lidsky as Missouri Lawyers Media’s Woman of the Year. Lidsky, who joined the university in July 2017, is the first woman to be named dean of the law school. She has been widely lauded for her legal scholarship, enthusiasm for the law, mentorship of students and talent for generating…

Annual Awards Honor Staff for Excellence

Each year, faculty and staff nominate individuals for two awards – the Patricia H. Epps Memorial Award and the Jo Ann Humphreys Law Library Employee Performance Award. The award is kept secret until the official announcement at the annual fall luncheon. This year’s event was virtual via Zoom. The Patricia H. Epps Memorial Award was established in 1996 by the…

Professor Oliveri writes about new Title IX rules in Ms. Magazine

Professor Rigel Oliveri recently co-authored with Professor Carrie N. Baker a piece in Ms. Magazine, “How Some Universities are Bypassing Trump’s New Title IX Rules.” The article examines the Trump administration’s new Title IX regulations rolling back protections for survivors of sexual harassment and assault at schools and universities that went into effect Friday, August 14. The article looks at changes…

Assistant Dean Bob Bailey moderating Missouri Bar conference panel

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey is moderating a breakout session at the Missouri Bar’s 25th Solo and Small Firm Conference. Like most conferences at this time, the presentation will be virtual, but with the ability to field questions from participants. His panel, “Arbitration Laws, Clauses and Hearing Fundamentals,” will be on August 19. The conference is from August…

Featured Alumnus: Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn, ’14, is the founder of GeoVelo, a multi-faceted business that creates geospatial forensic demonstratives among other geospatial business and legal intelligence services. He grew up around U.S. military bases while his father served in the U.S. Army, eventually moving to the Midwest to attend Kansas State University. After graduating with a BS and MS in geography and working…

Professor Lietzan Among New Public Members of the Administrative Conference

Professor Erika Lietzan has been appointed as one of eight new public members of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). ACUS is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its public members are academics, practicing lawyers, and other experts drawn…

Professor Schmitz Writes About Making Smart Contracts “Smarter”

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published an article geared toward practitioners, “Making Smart Contracts ‘Smarter’ with Arbitration,” at Articles: ADR for Technology Disputes (American Arbitration Association 2020). In this article, Professor Schmitz explains smart contracts and the types of disputes that practitioners are likely to face with respect to these so-called “contracts” – which are often not even contracts in…

Students participate in South Africa summer course via Zoom

Since 2004, Professor Rodney Uphoff has taken a group of MU law students to the University of Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa for a summer program comparing the criminal justice system in South Africa with that in the U.S. However, the coronavirus outbreak kept Prof. Uphoff and students from travelling to South Africa. Instead they took part in a…