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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…

Professor English Elected Chair-Elect of the ABA Section of Real Property Trust and Estate Law

Professor David English was elected chair-elect of the 23,000-member American Bar Association Section of Real Property Trust and Estate Law, with his appointment to take effect on September 1. Professor English, who will serve as chair-elect for a year, will automatically become chair of the section on September 1, 2018. He will be the first law professor to chair the…

Professor Lietzan Named Affiliate Scholar of Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Professor Erika Lietzan has been named an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, part of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. She is also currently the recipient of an Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship and a Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship Grant, both from the center, for a large historical and empirical project relating to restoration…

U.S. State Department Names Professor as National Correspondent

The U.S. Department of State recently named Professor S.I. Strong as one of the United States’ National Correspondents to a key project run by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The project, known as CLOUT (Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts), compiles judicial decisions from around the world on a variety of international instruments promulgated by UNCITRAL. Professor…

Professor Middleton Named Interim President of Lincoln University

Professor Emeritus Michael Middleton, ’71, was recently named interim president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. He will hold the position until a replacement for outgoing president Dr. Kevin Rome is named. Most recently, he served as interim president of the University of Missouri System. “Interim President Mike Middleton will bring the stability Lincoln University needs as we face…