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Student Observations from What Hillbilly Elegy Teaches about Race in 21st Century America

At the keynote address for Mizzou Law’s One Read series on October 14, Professor Lisa Pruitt, through a discussion of J.D. Vance’s work Hillbilly Elegy, invited students to contemplate an issue frequently ignored in the modern media landscape: the widespread poverty of rural, white America. Specifically, Professor Pruitt discussed how she is grateful for the critical success of Vance’s book…

Law Librarians Present at Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting

At the annual meeting of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, several of the Mizzou Law librarians will lead roundtable discussions and presentations. The meeting is October 17-19 in St. Louis. Resa Kerns and Cindy Shearrer: Professional Reading without the Reading!  Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts Participants will hear a concise presentation of key ideas from…

Featured Alumnus: Roger Baron

Roger Baron was born in raised in Jefferson City, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1976. Fresh out of school, he began his career working as a staff attorney with the Missouri Public Service Commission back in his home town. After practicing in Missouri for nine years, Baron decided to move to Texas where…

Professor Myers Presents at SEALS Conference

Professor Gary Myers served as a speaker on three programs at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida. He spoke on a panel regarding a “Supreme Court and Legislative Update (Business and Regulatory Issues),” on a discussion group where the topic was “Faculty Development Deans—Leadership, Promotion, and Mentorship,” and on a Free Speech Workshop…

U.S. Rep. Hartzler praises Veterans Clinic

In an October 1 op-ed for the Military Times, Lack of legal services shouldn’t be another hurdle for homeless veterans, U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler makes mention of Mizzou Law’s Veterans Clinic and the legal assistance they provide to help…

Professor Bowman: White House Letter Distorts Both Law and History on Impeachment

In an October 9 article on Just Security, Professor Frank O. Bowman, III writes that the White House letter refusing all executive branch cooperation with the ongoing House impeachment inquiry includes three legal arguments that are without foundation. The letter claims the House impeachment inquiry is not valid because a full House vote has not been taken. There is no…

Professor Myers Speaks at Free Speech Discussion Forum in Hungary

Professor Gary Myers served as a speaker on “Local Media Coverage in the Modern Age: Modifying Antitrust and Competition Policy” at the Free Speech Discussion Forum held in Budapest, Hungary in June 2019. The forum was sponsored by Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law (Hungary), the University of Luxembourg’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, the University of Paris…

Professor Peters Speaks at Tort Law Education Day

The American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted, Conn., hosted a Tort Law Education Day on October 5. Professor Philip G. Peters Jr. was on the program, speaking about medical malpractice. This first annual event was intended to serve as a model for future programs around the country to foster public education about the law of torts. The American Museum…

Cyberweek 2019 to include Professor Schmitz’s Podcast on Blockchain Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will be doing a podcast on blockchain dispute resolution as part of Cyberweek 2019, discussing the intersections of tech, entrepreneurship and dispute resolution. This year, Mizzou Law’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is one of the supporters of the online conference, scheduled for November 18-22. Cyberweek is hosted by the National Center for Technology…

Professor Myers Shares 2019 U.S. Supreme Court Highlights with Missouri Bar and SEALS

Professor Gary Myers discussed “2019 United States Supreme Court Highlights (2018-2019 Term)” as a speaker/panelist for the Missouri Bar as part of the MobarCLE program, presented to Bar members by teleconference on August 7. He focused on cases related to antitrust, the commerce clause, intellectual property, and the U.S. census. He also spoke on a panel, “Supreme Court and Legislative…