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LLM Alumni Spotlight — Donna Pavlick

In 1999, Donna Pavlick was at a crossroads. The health care company she managed in Springfield, Missouri had just been sold and her position eliminated. Soon after, her husband, who worked at the University of Missouri, told her about a new degree program just announced by Mizzou Law — an LLM in dispute resolution. “Before the LLM program, I was…

Prof. Lietzan publishes new paper on why medical device companies rarely renew patents

Professor Erika Lietzan, the William H. Pittman Professor of Law and Timothy J. Heinsz Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, recent published a new paper, “The Case of the Missing Device Patents, or: Why Device Patents Matter,” in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal. To read Prof. Lietzen’s article, visit:…

Four Mizzou Law Alumni Honored with Missouri Bar Awards

Four Mizzou Law alumni have been honored with Missouri Bar awards during the 2022 Missouri Bar Annual Meeting in Springfield, Missouri. Dudley McCarter, ’75 W. Dudley McCarter earned the 2022 Missouri Bar President’s Award for his commitment to educating lawyers through his Journal of The Missouri Bar column. Given by the president of The Missouri Bar, the annual award recognizes…

Mizzou Law 2022 Missouri Bar Passage Rates

The Supreme Court of Missouri just released the results of the July 2022 Missouri Bar Exam. University of Missouri School of Law’s 93% passage rate for our first-time bar takers is above the overall state passage rate of 88% and is the second-highest out of seven regional law schools. Mizzou Law is committed to continuing to have exemplary bar passage…

Professors Henson, Pratzel honored with 2022 Spurgeon Smithson Awards

  Mizzou Law professor Chuck Henson and adjunct professor Alan Pratzel were honored on Sept. 14 with Spurgeon Smith Awards by the Missouri Bar Foundation. This award recognizes judges, law teachers, and/or lawyers who have provided outstanding services toward the increase and diffusion of justice. The Foundation’s board recognizes the great work Professor Henson has done at the university, with…

Law School Foundation Issues Notice of Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the University of Missouri Law School Foundation will be held in person on Friday, September 23 at 2:45 PM in Hulston Hall, Classroom 3.. The order of business will consist of the election of trustees and presentation of the  annual financial report. The membership of the Law School Foundation consists of any person who has graduated in…

Prof. Erika Lietzan Re-appointed to ACUS, Named to Best Lawyer in America List

Erika Lietzan, the William H. Pittman Professor of Law & Timothy J. Heinsz Professor of Law was recently re-appointed to a two-year term as a 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…

Professor Angela Drake Wins Distinguished Faculty Award

Professor Angela Drake, director of the Mizzou Law Veterans Clinic, has been honored by the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) with the 63rd Annual Distinguished Faculty Award. This award honors one Mizzou faculty member each year for their exceptional contributions to the University’s growth and core mission, through their professional accomplishments, teaching and research excellence or service to the institution. Under…

Mizzou Law Alumni Now Hold All Chief Judge Seats in Missouri Appellate Courts

This summer, the judges of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, elected Hon. Gary D. Witt, ’90, as chief judge, and the Eastern District judges elected Hon. Michael E. Gardner, ’10, to serve as chief judge. Both began their terms July 1. The Hon. Jack Goodman, ’98, began his term as chief judge for the Southern District on June…

Paul Litton Takes Office as Interim Dean of Mizzou Law

Paul Litton today took office as interim dean of Mizzou Law following the leadership of Dean Lyrissa Lidsky, who stepped down on July 4. MU Provost Latha Ramchand announced in April that Litton had been named interim dean after Dean Lidsky finished her tenure. Litton, who is the R.B. Price Professor of Law at Mizzou Law, has been a member…