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Professor Freyermuth Inducted as Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers

Professor Wilson Freyermuth was inducted as a new Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers at its annual meeting in New Orleans on April 8. The American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the field of commercial finance law through education, legislative reform and the recognition of distinguished practitioners, jurists and academics.…

Law School Center Secures Grant to Study Reasoning in Arbitration

The law school’s nationally-recognized Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the AAA-ICDR Foundation (the charitable arm of the American Arbitration Association and the International Center for Dispute Resolution) to study arbitral reasoning in various contexts and in comparison to judicial reasoning. The project, “Reasoning in International Commercial Arbitration: Comparisons Across the Common…

Law School Foundation to Hold Annual Meeting, Election of Trustees

The Law School Foundation annual meeting and election of new trustees will be held on the evening of Friday, April 21, at the conclusion of the Law Day Awards Ceremony. Any donor who has given $100 more to the foundation is eligible to vote. For more information, please contact Kenneth Dean at…

Professor Writes Article on Alternative Facts and the Post-Truth Society

Professor S.I. Strong recently wrote an article discussing the concept of “alternative facts,” a term that has became synonymous with a willingness to persevere with a particular belief either in complete ignorance of or with a total disregard for reality. The increasing incidence of alternative facts in the popular and political arena creates a critical conundrum for anyone interested in…

Women’s Law Association to Host Symposium: The Evolution of Women in the Law

On April 14, the Mizzou Women’s Law Association will host a symposium, “The Evolution of Women in the Law: From Where We Were to Where We Are Going.” The goal of the symposium is to create networking opportunities for students and attorneys from across the state, to discuss the challenges women face in the Missouri legal field, and to consider…

School of Law Names New Dean: Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky to Join Law School on July 1

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, currently the associate dean for graduate and non-J.D. programs at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, has been appointed as the 17th dean of the University of Missouri School of Law. She will join the law school officially on July 1. “I am thrilled and honored to join Mizzou Law as it continues…

Professor Schmitz Appointed as ABA Section Liaison to UN Commission

Professor Amy Schmitz was recently appointed as a co-liaison for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), for a one-year term ending August 10, 2018. As a liaison, she will serve as the section’s ambassador to the UNCITRAL. As a liaison officer, Professor Schmitz will submit reports that…

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, to Hold Court in Hulston Hall

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at the School of Law on Thursday, April 6. A three-judge panel consisting of Mark Pfeiffer, ’92; Lisa White Hardwick; and Gary D. Witt, ’90, will hear oral arguments at Hulston Hall in five cases beginning at 9 a.m. Judge Pfeiffer, the court’s chief judge, will preside over the proceedings.…

Professor Strong Wins International Book Award

Professor S.I. Strong recently won the Global Legal Skills Book Award 2017 for Comparative Law for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyers: Legal Cultures, Legal Terms and Legal Practices / Derecho comparado para abogados anglo- e hispanoparlantes: Culturas jurídicas, términos jurídicos y prácticas jurídicas (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 2016), which she co-wrote with Katia Fach Gómez of the Universidad de Zaragoza and Laura…

Members of Mizzou Law Community Recognized with Women’s Justice Awards

Missouri Lawyers Media recently announced the honorees for its 19th Annual Women’s Justice Awards. Thirteen members of the Mizzou Law community will be recognized at the awards ceremony, to be held on April 27 in St. Louis. They are: Woman of the Year Patricia A. Breckenridge, ’78 Public Service Practitioner Award Cynthia J. Hyde, ’87 Public Official Award Terry Daley…