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Professor Speaks About Research on NPR Affiliate

Professor S.I. Strong recently appeared on the Jim Engster Show to discuss problems that political polarization raises for deliberative democracy in the United States. The segment was triggered by Professor Strong’s article, “Alternative Facts and the Post-Truth Society: Meeting the Challenge,” 165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 137 (2017), which discusses empirical research into the causes for pervasive political…

School of Law and Culver-Stockton College Partner on 3+3 Program

The School of Law recently finalized an agreement with Culver-Stockton College (C-SC) in Canton, Mo., that allows C-SC students to complete their undergraduate degrees while completing their first year of law school at MU. “We are delighted to establish this relationship with the University of Missouri School of Law,” Melody Schroer, assistant professor of legal studies and department chair for…

Professor Lietzan Named Affiliate Scholar of Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Professor Erika Lietzan has been named an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, part of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. She is also currently the recipient of an Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship and a Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship Grant, both from the center, for a large historical and empirical project relating to restoration…

National Academy of Arbitrators Presents Professor Gely with David Petersen Award

The National Academy of Arbitrators recently presented the David Petersen Award to Professor Rafael Gely at its annual meeting in Chicago. The award recognizes and honors individuals who have given invaluable service to the academy. Professor Gely was recognized for his instrumental role in the startup and continual maintenance of arbitrationinfo.com, a neutral website that is a joint venture of…

U.S. State Department Names Professor as National Correspondent

The U.S. Department of State recently named Professor S.I. Strong as one of the United States’ National Correspondents to a key project run by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The project, known as CLOUT (Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts), compiles judicial decisions from around the world on a variety of international instruments promulgated by UNCITRAL. Professor…

Professor Reuben Addresses Donor Privacy with Politically-Active Nonprofits

Professor Richard Reuben recently spoke to the Springfield News-Leader regarding an interview Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens did on KMOX Radio in St. Louis. In the interview with host Mark Reardon, Gov. Greitens compared donors making political contributions to A New Missouri, a nonprofit organization run by his senior adviser, campaign treasurer and attorney, to casting ballots in secret. The comments…

Professor Middleton Named Interim President of Lincoln University

Professor Emeritus Michael Middleton, ’71, was recently named interim president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. He will hold the position until a replacement for outgoing president Dr. Kevin Rome is named. Most recently, he served as interim president of the University of Missouri System. “Interim President Mike Middleton will bring the stability Lincoln University needs as we face…

Using Shared Governance to Preserve Free Speech on Campus: Professor Trachtenberg in The Chronicle for Higher Education

Professor Ben Trachtenberg recently wrote an article published in The Chronicle for Higher Education, “How Missouri Used Shared Governance to Preserve Free Speech on Campus,” in which he discussed free speech at public universities. Specifically, he described the student protests that occurred on the MU campus in Fall 2015 and how the university has responded to free speech issues on…

Dr. Peters Participates in Congressional Briefing on Foster Youth

Dr. Clark Peters recently presented at a briefing organized by the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, joining a panel discussing the impact of identity theft, poor credit scores and financial literacy barriers on youth transitioning from foster care. Foster youth are less likely than their peers to be aware of their rights as a consumer and to be skilled in…

Professor Speaks at Belgian Universities

Professor S.I. Strong recently gave presentations at two Belgian universities. At the University of Gent, she spoke on “Arbitration of Trust Disputes,” while at the Catholic University of Leuven, she spoke on “Class Actions and…