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Professor Strong Elected to International Academy of Comparative Law

Professor S.I. Strong was recently elected as an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, which was founded at The Hague on September 13, 1924, as a body of scholars that primarily aims to promote the comparative study of legal systems. IACL currently has more than 700 members from around the world and is interested in all legal…

Professor Schmitz Continues Service to National and International ODR Groups

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was renamed as a fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution for 2019-2020. Fellows are chosen from among an international group of educators and innovators who have contributed to the growing field of online dispute resolution (ODR). Schmitz was first named as a fellow in 2018. She will be a panelist at the…

Professor Mitchell Becomes an American Bar Foundation Fellow

Professor S. David Mitchell, associate dean for academic affairs, was recently invited to become a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. According to the ABF, “The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of…

Professor Strong Joins CIArb Leadership Team

Professor S.I. Strong was recently appointed to the Examinations Board of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), one of the world’s foremost organizations for professional education in the area of national and international commercial arbitration. Professor Strong also coordinates the law school’s status as a CIArb Recognized Course Provider (RCP), which allow MU law students who have taken eligible classes as part of…

Professor Strong Joins Task Force on Gender Diversity in International Arbitration

Professor S.I. Strong has been asked to join an international Task Force on Gender Diversity and Discrimination in International Arbitration headed by Carolyn Lamm, former president of the American Bar Association. The task force will generate a number of initiatives to address discrimination and harassment in the area of international investment and commercial arbitration and will present its proposals in May 2020 at…

Professor Strong Named to Governing Body of International Think-Tank

Professor S.I. Strong was recently elected to a four-year term on the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, an international think-tank that provides research, training and information to the legal profession about international business law, including international arbitration.  As the governing body of the Paris-based ICC Institute, the Council is responsible for setting the research and educational agenda of the Institute, particularly…

Professor Uphoff Appointed as an Extraordinary Professor by the University of the Western Cape

The Department of Criminal Justice and Procedure at the University of the Western Cape appointed Professor Rod Uphoff as an Extraordinary Professor for a three-year term. UWC values the important contributions made by extraordinary professors to the life of the university. This designation acknowledges academic experience and expertise. The professor is expected to contribute to the academic program through research,…

Professor English to Serve on Committee to Draft a Uniform Act on the Property Rights of Unmarried Couples

Professor David English has been appointed by the Uniform Law Commission as a member of the committee to draft a uniform act on the Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants. The committee will deal with the many property rights issues that can arise between unmarried couples of different or same sex. Professor English also served on the study committee that recommended…

Professor English elected Chair of 23,000 member ABA Section

On August 4, Professor David English was elected  chair of the 23,000 member ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. He will hold the position until the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting next August. Professor English has been active in the section since 1987. He has held numerous positions over the years including chair-elect, vice-chair in charge of the…