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Professors English and Freyermuth explain how the Uniform Law Commission helps to craft policy

Professors David M. English and Wilson Freyermuth provided information for a recent Columbia Missourian article about lawmaking, “Writing the Law: Missouri farm bill rooted in history.” The article is one of a series of articles to examine who writes the bills, who influences that process and how laws spread from state to state. This article explains the role of the…

Professor Schmitz Presents on ODR at Several National Meetings in Virginia

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently gave a presentation, “Ethics and Efficiency in ODR Design,” at the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Forum in Williamsburg, Virginia. During this trip, Professor Schmitz also participated in a special workshop on “ODR in the Courts” at the National Center for State Courts, which is also in Virginia. Professor Schmitz also participated in additional meetings as…

Professor Lietzan Named a “Best Lawyer in America”

Professor Erika Lietzan has again been named a “Best Lawyer in America”  in both FDA Law and Biotechnology & Life Sciences. This marks the sixth year in a row for FDA Law and the twelfth year in a row for Biotechnology Law. The Best Lawyers honor is meant to identify the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the United…

Professor Strong Travels to Singapore for Treaty Signing Ceremony

Professor S.I. Strong recently traveled to Singapore to attend the signing ceremony of the new United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Arising From Mediation, more commonly known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation. The convention was triggered by proposals made in Professor Strong’s early article, “Beyond International Commercial Arbitration? The Promise of International Commercial Mediation,” 45 Washington University Journal…

Professor English Attends Uniform Law Commission Annual Meeting; Elected as Life Member

From July 12-17, Professor David English attended the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in Anchorage, Alaska. Professor English is currently the chair of the drafting committee for the Revised Uniform Probate Code and co-reporter for the Model Tribal Probate Code. Both drafting committees made presentations at the meeting. Professor English, who has been a uniform law commissioner…

Meet Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Mekonnen Ayano

Mizzou Law Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Mekonnen Ayano took time to answer a few questions before the semester begins. What does this position mean for you? This position means many things for me. First, it is a path to broaden my research and scholarship. I have done some work in the fields of property, natural resource, development and law and social…

Freyermuth at signing of SB83 ceremony

Professor Wilson Freyermuth attended the July 9 ceremony at which Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed SB 83, a portion of which enacted the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) into Missouri law.  The UPHPA is a partition reform statute that applies to land that family members have inherited as tenants in common, often as a result of inadequate estate…

Missouri Agency Adjusts Medical-Marijuana Regulations after Professor Barondes Submits Comments

In late May, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services finalized emergency regulations governing medical-marijuana use. As previously proposed, the regulations would have limited qualifying patients to persons who “primarily reside[]” in Missouri. As Professor Royce de R. Barondes noted in comments he submitted in April, the initial proposal “impose[d] an exclusion on the scope of qualifying patients beyond…

Professor Henson Attends National Conference on Racial and Ethnic Justice

Professor Chuck Henson represented the Missouri Supreme Court’s Commission of Racial and Ethnic Fairness at the 2019 National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts Annual Conference in Miami. The conference, “Pursuing the Dream: Continuing the Struggle for Racial and Ethnic Justice in America,” was an opportunity to share best practices among the states…

Professor Strong Attends ICC Institute Meeting in Paris

Professor S.I. Strong recently traveled to Paris, France, to attend a meeting of the Council of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Institute, the leadership body of the educational and policy-making arm of the ICC.  Professor Strong was elected to the Council earlier this year and will assist with various upcoming initiatives during her three-year…