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2019 University of Missouri School of Law Pay-It-Forward Summer Stipend Announced

The selection committee for the University of Missouri School of Law Pay-It-Forward stipend has announced the 2019 recipients. Awards will be made to Rebecca Charles and Marissa Price. These women have demonstrated their substantial commitment to public service law. The committee chose Charles and Price for their interest and dedication to pursuing opportunities in the public sector. Charles will be…

Mizzou’s Celebration of Teaching Includes Law Faculty Panelists

Professors Ben Trachtenberg and Anne Alexander were featured guests at Mizzou’s 10th Annual Celebration of Teaching held May 21-22. The pre-conference workshops and symposium, “Defining Teaching Excellence and Promoting Instructional Quality at Mizzou,” included experts and peers from across the nation. Professor Trachtenberg moderated the panel “Deepening a Culture of Teaching Excellence with Robust Formative and Summative Processes.” Professor Alexander…

Professor Schmitz to Present at Consumer Law Conference in Germany

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present at a conference in Augsburg, Germany, May 23-24 on “Enforcing Consumer and Capital Market Law in Europe.” The conference will focus on international comparative analysis of the instrument and mechanisms to enforce consumer laws. Professor Schmitz will speak about enforcement in the United…

Larissa Tiller, ’19, Publishes in ABA Health eSource Newsletter

Larissa Tiller, ’19, had her article published in the May 2019 issue of the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s monthly electronic newsletter, ABA Health eSource. “Out of the Blue: the Procopio Decision and its Impact on Vietnam Navy Veterans” was written as part of her work for the MU Law Veterans Clinic in Spring 2019. The article is about Navy…

Mizzou Law Students Discussed Consumer Law during Community Event

How do I improve my credit? Am I protected as a tenant? Can I file for bankruptcy? These were just a few of the questions students addressed during the Spring 2019 Consumer Empowerment Event sponsored through the School of Law in partnership with Columbia Love, Inc. at the Community United Methodist church. The event provided an overview and framework for understanding…

2019 Hooding Ceremony

One of the wonderful graduation traditions at the University of Missouri School of Law is the inclusion of family in the hooding ceremony. Graduating students can be “hooded” by a close family member if they have a relative who is a graduate of Mizzou Law school or a law professor, current or retired at Mizzou Law. This year family members…

Professor Strong Writes on International Commercial Courts

Prof. S.I. Strong recently wrote a post for the University of Oxford Business Law Blog, discussing her recent research into international commercial courts.  Numerous countries around the world have begun to develop specialized courts to deal with cross-border business disputes, and Professor Strong’s work considers whether and to what extent the United States can be considered competitive in the international litigation market.…

Professor Henson Attends National Conference on Racial and Ethnic Justice

Professor Chuck Henson represented the Missouri Supreme Court’s Commission of Racial and Ethnic Fairness at the 2019 National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts Annual Conference in Miami. The conference, “Pursuing the Dream: Continuing the Struggle for Racial and Ethnic Justice in America,” was an opportunity to share best practices among the states…

From Plant and Soil Science in Oklahoma to Law School Recruitment in Missouri

Andrea Sanders has a diverse background and varied interests which will assist the Office of Admissions at the University of Missouri School of Law in using creative recruitment tactics to attract a diverse and talented group of future lawyers. Sanders holds a Bachelor of Science in Plant and Soil Science from Oklahoma State University with a biotechnology focus and a…

Veterans Clinic Trains Attorneys and Presents Awards at The National WWI Museum

The Veterans Clinic at the University of Missouri School of Law hosted a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar and presented three awards in Kansas City at the National World War I Museum and Memorial on May 1. Mayor Sly James provided welcoming remarks and the CLE had three sessions. The first session focused on military basics and discharge upgrades. The second…