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Professor Schmitz continues leadership role with ABA committee

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has again been named as co-chair of the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution Technology Committee. Since 2017, Professor Schmitz has been active in developing programming to assist dispute resolution providers in moving online. In the wake of the pandemic, Professor Schmitz has provided four presentations in the past few months as part of this…

Professor Gotberg writes about small businesses, the pandemic and bankruptcy

Professor Brook Gotberg and Vanderbilt Law Professor Paige Marta Skiba recently wrote an article for The Conversation, “What do struggling small businesses need most? Time – and bankruptcy can provide it.” They address the challenges small businesses are facing during the pandemic and suggest one way that they can survive: “What these businesses need most right now is time –…

Professor English to speak on COVID-19 in LTC facilities

On June 15, 2020, Professor David English will speak on “Responding to COVID-19 in LTC Facilities” at the Summer 2020 meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). His co-presenter for this virtual presentation is Eric Carlson of Justice in Aging in Los…

Mizzou Law Disperses Grant to Students for COVID-19 Relief

The AccessLex Institute generously provided the University of Missouri School of Law with a grant to assist our students with COVID-19 related emergency relief. We made these funds available to all Mizzou Law students regardless of status or financial aid eligibility to provide relief with COVID-19 related expenses. The Law School awarded 35 students a total of $25,000 in emergency…

Professor Trachtenberg to present CLE on Legal Ethics and the Coronavirus

Professor Ben Trachtenberg will present a CLE on legal ethics for the Boone County Bar Association on May 13. The CLE is in lieu of the regular May meeting and will be conducted via videoconference. Prof. Trachtenberg will cover ethical issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, including duties that lawyers have if they become ill, the duties of “diligence” and…

Professor Gotberg comments on Art Van Furniture LLC bankruptcy case

Professor Brook E. Gotberg commented in a recent article in Bloomberg Law, Retail Bankruptcies Leave Consumers Paying Thousands for Nothing. The article explained the process that Art Van Furniture LLC and its customers have encountered since the company first filed for Chapter 11 protection. The pandemic forced the stores to close showrooms and halt deliveries, plans to reorganize fell apart,…

Veterans Clinic continues its work during COVID-19 pandemic

The students and faculty of the Veterans Clinic have continued their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Columbia Missourian and KOMU-TV both recently featured their work and the adjustments made to keep serving veterans under these challenging…

Professor Halabi comments on Missouri AG Schmitt’s lawsuit

Professor Sam Halabi commented on the recent lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in a news article for McClatchyDC and carried in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Missouri sues China in federal court, alleging responsibility for pandemic. Halabi, who specializes in global health law, spoke on the legal hurdles that a lawsuit against China would encounter.…

Professor Schmitz presents Online CLE about ODR

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present as part of an Online CLE for the American Bar Association on April 22 at 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. central. It is free for ABA Business Law Section members and ABA Section of Dispute Resolution members. Register at –https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/web/398773347/. In this webinar, In The Know – Online Dispute Resolution “ODR” and You, Professor Schmitz will…