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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…

Professor Schmitz Appointed to Liaison Position with United Nations Commission

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been appointed to serve as the liaison of the ABA Section of International Law to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for the term running from August 10, 2018, to August 10, 2019. Professor Schmitz will be the section’s ambassador to UNCITRAL, which includes working groups on various issues of trade and…

Professor Oliveri Appointed to Columbia Housing Authority Board

Professor Rigel C. Oliveri was appointed by Mayor Brian Treece to serve as a commissioner for the Columbia Housing Authority Board. Professor Oliveri is a nationally recognized expert on fair housing law. The Columbia Housing Authority (CHA) provides housing assistance to more than 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County through public housing and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher…

Professor Conklin Appointed to Committee on Civic Education

The Supreme Court of Missouri has appointed Professor Carli N. Conklin to a three-year term on the Committee on Civic Education.  The committee was created to “engage Missourians in a dialogue about their courts.” Professor Conklin will serve as the higher education…

Professor Schmitz Re-appointed as Co-chair of ABA Technology in ADR Committee

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been re-appointed as the co-chair for the American Bar Association Technology in ADR Committee.  In this role, Professor Schmitz has been instrumental in developing a new series of “webisodes” for “tech tips” to assist dispute resolution practitioners in using technology safely and ethically. She has also been working on the pilot for adding online dispute…

Professor Mitchell Reappointed to Missouri State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Professor David Mitchell was reappointed to the Missouri State Advisory Committee (MOSAC) to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. MOSAC is one of “51 State Advisory Committees (SACs) and is composed of citizen volunteers familiar with local and state civil rights issues. The members assist the commission with its fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions. The commission seeks to ensure…