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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…

Professor Schmitz Meets with Consortium Applying Data Science to Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz engaged in meetings in Montreal, Canada, with the Conflicts Analytics Lab, which is a research consortium on the application of data science to dispute resolution. The lab program is a joint initiative of Queen’s-Smith, Columbia Business Analytics and HEC-Paris Smart Law. Its flagship project is an AI-powered tribunal for small claims. The purpose of the meetings…

Professor Davis Publishes Annual Chapter Updates to “Waters and Water Rights”

Professor Peter Davis published his annual updates of five chapters in Waters & Water Rights (LexisNexis, Amy Kelley, ed.). The five chapters are: c. 57 Common Law of Water Pollution (with state-by-state lists of cases by doctrine), c. 59 Drainage, c. 60 Flooding, c. 61 Wetlands Preservation, and Missouri Water Law Summary. Professor Davis has been preparing the original chapters…

Professor Niemann Discusses Business Partnerships on Mid-Missouri Business Week

On a recent segment of Mid-Missouri Business Week on ABC 17 KMIZ in Columbia, Director Jim Niemann shared information about the work of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at Mizzou Law. He also discussed a future partnership with the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, to help them with developing more hands-on learning experiences for their…

Professor Trachtenberg Graduates from SEC Academic Leadership Development Program

Professor Ben Trachtenberg has graduated from the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP). The program seeks to identify, prepare, and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. Fellows receive training at their home institutions, meeting with top administrators to discuss their work. They also travel from across the SEC region to attend one workshop per semester at an…

Professor Freyermuth Testifies in Support of State Senate Bill Protecting Family Farm Ownership

Professor Wilson Freyermuth testified on February 25 before the Missouri Senate Committee on Agriculture, Food Production, and Outdoor Resources in support of SB 286. This bill would enact the provisions of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA) into Missouri law. The UPHPA would protect family members who have inherited real property (such as a family farm) and who…

Professor Niemann Assists with EQ Accelerator Competition

Professor Jim Niemann, director of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, recently assisted participants in the Entrepreneurship Quest (EQ) Accelerator competition. This is the first year for the University of Missouri System’s two-semester EQ program, which provides students at each of the four universities with new skills and mentors who guide them through the idea validation and venture development process. The 11…