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Mizzou Law Hosts Discussion About Wrongful Convictions

Mizzou Law is hosting “The Exonerated: Surviving Justice,” a discussion about wrongful convictions with exonerees who spent decades behind bars for crimes they did not commit. The featured speakers will be Ellen Reasonover, Joe Amrine, Lamonte McIntyre, Richard Jones and Reggie Griffin. The event is sponsored by the Innocence Clinic, a joint project between the MU School of Law, University…

Professor Niemann Presents Workshop at UM Entrepreneurship Summit

Professor Jim Niemann will be a co-presenter at the University of Missouri’s Entrepreneurial Educator Summit, April 5-6 in Columbia. He will be on a workshop panel titled “Student Class Projects as Resources for Entrepreneurs.” Niemann is the director of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic. The summit is open to entrepreneurship educators (faculty and staff) from all four University of Missouri System campuses,…

Professor Reuben Publishes Article in Boston College Law Review

The Boston College Law Review recently published an article by Professor Richard Reuben. “Rethinking the Rule of Legal Negotiations: Confidentiality under Federal Rule 408 and Related State Laws,” 59 Boston College Law Review 523 (2018), considers the need to revise Federal Rule 408 in light of the many exceptions to the rule, as well as changes in legal negotiation since…

Professor Strong Assists United Nations

Professor S.I. Strong acts as a National Representative for the United States to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT) project.  Among other things, she drafts case notes for the UNCITRAL Secretariat on recent U.S. judicial decisions involving the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (commonly known as the…

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to Convene at School of Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit will convene at the School of Law on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Judges Benton, Gruender and Melloy will hear oral arguments in the Courtroom of Hulston Hall beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The court’s session is scheduled to last until noon. This event is open to the general public.  Please note that…

Ten Members of the Missouri Law Community to Receive Women’s Justice Awards

At the 20th Annual Women’s Justice Awards event on May 3 in St. Louis, 10 women from Mizzou Law are among the 51 women who will be honored. The Leaders of Tomorrow are recognized for leadership, professionalism and passion for making a difference in the justice system or legal profession. 3L Abigail Williams (pictured) is among this year’s honorees. The Public…

Student Symposium on Estates and Trusts

Members of Professor S.I. Strong’s Estates and Trusts class recently conducted a student symposium on recent developments and hot topics in probate law.  Topics included LGBT/race issues in estates and trusts (2L Cameron Brown and 3L Valencia Clemons-Bush), helping clients prepare for physical and mental decline (2Ls Emily Crane and Ashley Harbison), ethical issues in estates and trusts (3L Brian Moody and…

From Dred Scott to The Missouri Human Rights Act: Lecture to be Held April 5

The Dred Scott case is one of the most famous U.S. Supreme Court cases.  Little attention is paid, however, to Dred Scott’s trials in the St. Louis Circuit Court and the fact that a jury decided Dred Scott’s case. In a lecture presented on April 5, Professor Chuck Henson will explain the importance of the Dred Scott jury trial right…

Law School to Co-Host First Amendment Symposium at National Press Club

2018 Missouri-Hurley and Price Sloan Symposium Comes at Critical Time for Constitutional Protection The School of Law will co-host a First Amendment symposium, “Truth, Trust and the First Amendment in the Digital Age,” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 6. Washington journalists, legal scholars and media attorneys will discuss the questions they face every day about…

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District, to Convene at School of Law

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri will convene at the School of Law on Thursday, March 22, 2018. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Dow will hear oral arguments in the Courtroom of Hulston Hall beginning at 8:30 a.m. The court’s session is scheduled to last until noon. This event is open to the general public. Please note that no…