Renee Henson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-6365
Address 322 Hulston Hall
Education BA, Columbia College
JD, University of Missouri School of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Pre-Trial Litigation
  • Product Liability

About Renee Henson

Professor Henson arrived at Mizzou from Stinson LLP, where she practiced as a business and commercial litigation attorney representing clients engaged in complex matters including trademark and copyright infringement and products liability lawsuits. Henson received recognition as a Top Verdict and Settlement Winner by Missouri Lawyer’s Media in 2023 and was named on the Lawyers of Color, “Hot List” in 2022. Professor Henson serves as a Committee Member on the Missouri Supreme Court’s Committee on Jury Instructions and Charges – Civil.

Professor Henson’s recent scholarship, “An Analysis of Product Liability Law’s Applicability to AI and Other Non-Tangible Products,” is forthcoming. The article will examine the nexus between products liability and intellectual property law, analyzing whether strict liability is an appropriate area of law to handle the dangers associated with emerging technology, specifically artificial intelligence.

Before joining Mizzou Law, Professor Henson also practiced law at the University of Missouri’s Office of General Counsel. Professor Henson graduated from Mizzou Law and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review. Henson received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College magna cum laude with distinction.

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