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Family Violence Clinic students successfully represent juvenile in court

On June 16, Rule 13 certified law students Carley Johansson and ‘Katie’ Walker-Williams appeared in Miller County Court for a Family Violence Clinic client. They sought third-party custody of a child who had been raped repeatedly by her father and had no other parent. The attention of all 35 people in the courtroom was riveted on Katie shortly after she…

Family Violence Roundtable: Multidisciplinary Solutions to Abuse

The Family Violence Clinic and the Women’s Law Association will host three roundtable discussions on contemporary theories addressing family violence on Wednesday, November 14. The roundtables will focus on three areas: domestic homicide solutions; Missouri foster care and adoption initiatives in response to the opioid epidemic; and a multidisciplinary conversation about MU research and services related to abuse, including substance…

Professor Beck and Family Violence Clinic Students File Amicus Curiae Brief

Professor Mary M. Beck and the Family Violence Clinic students prepared an Amicus Curiae Brief for the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) for the Supreme Court of the United States. AAAA is an international organization committed to improving the lives of children by advocating for the benefits and stability provided through adoption. The students filed the brief…

Women’s Law Association Auction Raises More than $15,000 for Charity

The annual Mizzou Law Women’s Law Association Charity Auction recently raised $15,736 for three local charities: Legal Services of Missouri; the law school’s Family Violence Clinic; and the MU Children’s Hospital’s Happiness for Health program, which was created by Professor Doug Abrams. This year’s auction chairs were 2Ls Sarah Sticklen, auction logistics, and Abigail Williams, auction donations. The event was…