Professor Mitchell honored with Diversity and Inclusion Award

Professor S. David Mitchell is among the winners of the Missouri Lawyers Media 2021 Diversity and Inclusion awards. Mitchell is the Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law and recently became one of the two inaugural co-directors of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship & Justice at Mizzou. Mitchell has been with the law school since 2006 and had served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2015-2021.

The awards recognize attorneys, firms and organizations, who are nominated by peers, for significantly advancing diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for all.

Mizzou Law alumnus Quentin L. Jennings, ’01, also is among the 21 honorees. Jennings is a partner of the Business Department at Polsinelli in the Kansas City office.

In previous years, honorees have been recognized during a live luncheon ceremony in St. Louis. Due to COVID-19 and related social distancing concerns, this event will be virtual on March 25, 2021.