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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Cites Professor Barondes’ Research

Last year, Professor Royce Barondes presented an article at a symposium on the 50th Anniversary of Terry v. Ohio. The article examines whether reasonable suspicion a person is armed is, by itself, sufficient to justify a Terry stop.Prof. Barondes concluded not, writing, “[I]t would allow a manifestly unacceptable range of ordinary activity to, by itself, justify Terry stops.” Prof. Barondes…

Professor Trachtenberg Op-Ed: U.S. Universities Must Rein in Tuition Costs

Discussing themes raised in his forthcoming law review article, The People v. Their Universities: How Popular Discontent Is Reshaping Higher Education Law, Professor Ben Trachtenberg notes in a recent op-ed in Times Higher Education that public opinion among conservative voters toward higher education has become increasingly negative since 2015. He argues that shifts in opinion are driving political intervention into the…

Professor Abrams Writes Journal of the Missouri Bar Article About the Declaration of Independence

In June 1776, the Second Continental Congress appointed 33-year-old delegate Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence. The Virginian presented his draft two weeks later, and the full 65-delegate Congress spent two days editing it line-by-line, making about 80 changes. The consensus of historians and political scientists is that Congress’ meticulous, skillful editing bolstered the document’s elegance and assured…

Professor Schmitz Publishes Article About ODR for Smart Contracts

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently published her article with Colin Rule, “Online Dispute Resolution for Smart Contracts” in the Journal of Dispute Resolution.  This article explains how smart contracts built in the blockchain are quietly revolutionizing traditional transactions despite their questionable status under current law. At the same time, disputes regarding smart contracts are inevitable, and parties will need means…

Professor Esbeck Publishes New Article

Professor Carl H. Esbeck’s article, “Stating a Claim Under the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses: What Trump v. Hawaii Can Tell Us,” was just published in the Journal of Church & State. Little recognized is that the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii – the case upholding President Trump’s “Muslim immigration ban” – is also a case about religious…

Professor Reuben Publishes on Mindfulness in Law Study

Professor Richard Reuben has co-authored “Can Mindfulness Help Law Students with Stress, Focus, and Well-being? An Empirical Study of 1Ls at a Midwestern Law School” with Professor Kennon Sheldon, University of Missouri Department of Psychology. The article reports on research conducted with first-year law students in 2013 and 2014 who volunteered to train and practice mindfulness as a way to…

Professor Lietzan Presents Paper at Law and Biosciences Workshop

On May 6, Professor Erika Lietzan presented her most recent paper at Stanford Law School, as part of its Law and the Biosciences Workshop. Her paper, Access Before Evidence and the Price of FDA’s New Drug Authorities, explores the costs of error and delay associated with federal government approval of new drugs, as well as costs associated with other less-studied aspects of…

Professor Schmitz Publishes in Buffalo Law Review

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published her article, “Expanding Access to Remedies through E-Court Initiatives,” in the Buffalo Law Review.  The article is a comprehensive look at the use of technology for resolving disputes using Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in the courts in the United States and throughout the world.  This has become an important issue, as claims processes move online. …

Professor Trachtenberg Comments About University Title IX Procedures

Professor Ben Trachtenberg was quoted in Mother Jones about two pending Missouri bills related to university Title IX procedures. “We can take racial justice seriously without abandoning sexual assault victims,” he said. The article refers to Professor Trachtenberg’s 2017 law review article about possible racial bias in university student discipline. Professor Trachtenberg also recently published an op-ed about Title IX…

Professor Strong to Publish in Houston Law Review

Professor S.I. Strong’s most recent article, “Past as Prologue:  Arbitration as an Early Common Law Court?,” has just been accepted for publication in volume 57 of the Houston Law Review.  The paper was part of the works-in-progress conference associated with the annual CSDR symposium, “Beyond the FAA: Arbitration Procedure, Practice and Policy in Historical…