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Featured Alumnus: Mark Shank

Mark Shank graduated from Mizzou Law School in 1979 and immediately started practice in Osage Beach, Mo., a very small town, and where he grew up. From a small town practice to big cities of Texas, Shank has become well-known and respected by the broad legal community While at Mizzou, Shank met and eventually married his wife. They have been…

Trachtenberg Appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies

The University of Missouri School of Law is pleased to announce Ben Trachtenberg’s appointment as the Director of Undergraduate Studies. “This new role allows me to help Mizzou build a new program in undergraduate legal education,” Trachtenberg said. “The law faculty has tremendous expertise, much of which would be of great interest to college students if offered in an appropriate format.” This…

Twelve Alumni Honored with ICON Awards

Twelve Mizzou Law alumni were recognized with the ICON Award from Missouri Lawyers Media on May 31. The award recognizes distinguished men and women age 60 and older for their notable, sustained success and strong leadership within and outside the field of law. The Mizzou Law honorees are: John Fox Arnold, ’61, shareholder, Lashly & Baer Robert Blitz, ’73, founding…

Charlotte Burgess’s Semester in Practice

By Charlotte Burgess I got the idea for creating my own semester in practice after I learned that a semester with a private attorney was an option and that a pro bono program could also benefit my community. After working with Professor Drake in the Veterans Clinic, I realized how much more I benefited from and enjoyed classes that were…

Bailey Attends National Academy of Arbitrators Annual Meeting

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey recently attended the annual meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA) in Philadelphia titled “Wrestling with Change: The Future of Work and Workplace Dispute Resolution.” Bailey hosted an informational meeting for members of the ArbitrationInfo.com Committee. He also moderated a panel on the ArbitrationInfo.com website, “Reporting on Arbitration and the Future of Work by…

Professor Bowman Helps to Explain How Impeachment Works

In a recent Thomson Reuters/msn.com article, “6 things you need to know about how impeachment works,” Professor Frank O. Bowman explains the grounds for impeachment, the process, and burden of proof needed. He also explains that the Supreme Court cannot overturn articles of impeachment. Referring to America’s founders he says, “They quite plainly decided this is a political process and…

Professor Schmitz Provides Background on ODR for Insurance Industry News

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed for a recent story in Claims Journal, a publication widely read in the insurance industry. In “Tech Startup Hoping Insurers Ready for Online Dispute Resolution,” Professor Schmitz provided background regarding online dispute resolution (ODR), and reasons for how it may expand access to remedies for consumers. This is an area of new interest for…

Excellence in Legal Research Awards 2019

The Law Library and Advocacy & Research faculty recently announced the top finishers for the annual Excellence in Legal Research Awards. All first-year Mizzou Law students participated in a semester-long competition which included research tasks, continuing education events and a research capstone exercise. The top finishers are: Overall Grand Champion – Overall: Joseph Shetler Section 1A 1st place: Samuel Obscherning…

Chihera Selected for Internship in New York City

Brian Chihera, LLM ’19, accepted a summer internship at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) in New York City.  Chihera was one of two LLM in Dispute Resolution students studying with Mizzou Law in 2018-2019 from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. His selection adds to a growing list of MU LLM students who…

Professor Barondes Quoted in Story on the Ethics of Representing Clients in Medical Marijuana Industry

Professor Royce Barondes was quoted in an article addressing the legal ethics of representing medical marijuana businesses. The article by Nicholas Phillips, “Cannabis Counsel,”  appeared in the May 20, 2019 issue of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. With the passage of Amendment 2 in Missouri, eliminating state criminal restrictions on medical marijuana, law firms could be seeing an increase in related work.…