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2019 University of Missouri School of Law Pay-It-Forward Summer Stipend Announced

The selection committee for the University of Missouri School of Law Pay-It-Forward stipend has announced the 2019 recipients. Awards will be made to Rebecca Charles and Marissa Price. These women have demonstrated their substantial commitment to public service law. The committee chose Charles and Price for their interest and dedication to pursuing opportunities in the public sector. Charles will be…

JR Swanegan named new Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Mizzou Law Dean Lyrissa Lidsky announces JR Swanegan as the new Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid. Swanegan comes to Mizzou Law after six years as Associate Dean of International and Graduate Programs at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. During that time, he built partnerships with international law schools, recruited students from around the world, taught…

Mizzou Law Students Have Help Dressing for Success

By, Michelle Cecil Law school is expensive. Tuition, fees, books, bar review courses and exam fees quickly add up. Additionally, students are expected to dress professionally in a variety of settings, including legal interviews, client meetings, summer internships and oral advocacy competitions. The financial burden on students can be overwhelming. Mizzou Law is working to find ways to alleviate as much…

Kimberly Norwood Leads Honorees for 2019 Women’s Justice Awards

The 2019 Women’s Justice Awards selection committee has chosen Kimberly J. Norwood, ’85, the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law at Washington University, as Missouri Lawyers Media’s Woman of the Year. Norwood, who joined the university in 1990, writes extensively and lectures on colorism, social justice, civil rights and implicit and explicit bias issues. Her work ranges from the academic…

Estates and Trusts Students Conduct Mock Symposium

Students in Professor S.I. Strong’s Estates & Trusts class recently conducted a mock professional symposium that was open to the entire the law school community.  Presentation titles included Race, Gender and LGBTQ+ Issues in Estates & Trusts Law (2L Helena Guye, 3L Janie Rose and 2L Laura Weiss); Ethics and Estates & Trusts Law (2Ls Josh Hinkle, Eric Kinnaw and Jim Sanders); and Alternative Dispute…

Anthony Ealy Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fund Summer Fellowship

Anthony Ealy, 2L, will spend a 10-week summer fellowship working at the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) in Hanover, Md. Ealy was chosen as a Peggy Browning Fellow, who are distinguished students who have not only excelled in law school but who have also demonstrated their commitment to workers’ rights through their previous educational, work, volunteer and personal…

3L Kelsey Forqueran Named to Mizzou 18

Kelsey Forqueran, 3L, was named to this year’s class of the Mizzou 18. Started in 2018, the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board presents the Mizzou 18 Award to honor 18 University of Missouri graduate and professional students. Forqueran is a School of Law Admissions Ambassador and is serving as the liaison this year to the University of Missouri School of Law…

Pro Bono Estate Planning Program for Boone County Residents

The University of Missouri School of Law will partner with the MU Family Impact Center to provide free estate planning services to residents from Boone County and surrounding areas this winter through the Mizzou Law Pro Bono Estate Planning Program. Ten current Mizzou Law students, under the supervision of Adjunct Associate Professor Cynthia Barchet, a local practitioner, will meet with…

Mizzou Law 2018 Patent Law Moot Court Winners Announced

The law school hosted the Eighth Annual University of Missouri Patent Law Moot Court Competition on November 15. Seventeen students wrote briefs and presented oral arguments in a mock-version of a pending infringement lawsuit involving a patented device for detecting atrial fibrillation. Overall winners of the competition (brief + arguments) are 3L Lauren Vincent and 2L Sydney Johnson, who will share the $1,000 prize sponsored by McKool Smith.  Finalists included 2L Marie Dutton and 3L Sarah Rowan.…

Students Conduct Mock Symposium on Dispute System Designs

Students in Professor S.I. Strong’s Dispute System Design class recently completed a mock professional symposium that was open to all in the law school community. Several law faculty and non-DSD students attended the event. Presenters considered a wide variety of disputes. Topics included improving Major League Baseball arbitration (3L Nick Beulick and LLM Terry Poole), creating a disputes protocol for…