Timeline: History of University of Missouri School of Law ⋅ Page 1

Needra Jackson is First Woman of Color Law Librarian

Needra Jackson was the first woman of color serving as a non-regular faculty member at the University of Missouri Law School. She served in several different positions within the Law Library, including heading up the Circulation Department, the Reference Department, and as the Head of the Collection Development Department at her retirement in 2020.…

Lyrissa B. Lidsky Becomes First Female Dean of Mizzou Law

Lyrissa Lidsky is Dean of the University of Missouri School of Law and Judge C.A. Leedy Professor of Law, and the focus of her research and teaching is the intersection of Tort Law and the First Amendment, with an emphasis on free speech issues in social media. Missouri Lawyers Media named Lidsky its 2020 Woman of the Year based on…

Edward Blakely Graduates from Mizzou Law

Blakely had a neuro-muscular condition that limited the use of his legs and forced him to use a wheelchair. While in law school, the only accomodation he asked for was extra time to take exams because he “wouldn’t accept that [he] was different than anyone…