The faculty at the University of Missouri School of Law research, publish and teach in a wide variety of disciplines of the law. Where possible, the Law Library has provided open access to this body of work.

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Submissions from 2024

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Recruiting the Right Candidate, Cynthia Bassett

Submissions from 2023

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How Law Students' Part-Time Legal Employment Can Help Employers Improve Their Own Writing Skills, Douglas E. Abrams

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References to Beatles Songs in Advocacy and Judicial Opinions, Douglas E. Abrams

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References to Classic American Novels in Advocacy and Judicial Opinions, Douglas E. Abrams

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What Lawyers can Teach Their Employed Law Students about 'Impactful Legal Writing', Douglas E. Abrams

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Red-Flag Laws, Civilian Firearms Ownership and Measures of Freedom, Royce de R. Barondes

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Selections from The Civil Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Federal and Missouri Perspectives (2023 Edition), Royce de R. Barondes

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Overcoming Barriers to Documenting Institutional Knowledge, Cynthia Bassett and Lauren Seney

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There is No Such Thing as Circuit Law, Thomas B. Bennett

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Real Mediation Systems to Help Parties and Mediators Achieve Their Goals, John M. Lande

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The Respect for Marriage Act: Living Together Despite Our Deepest Differences, Douglas Laycock, Thomas C. Berg, Carl H. Esbeck, and Robin Fretwell Wilson

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Solutions Still Searching for a Problem: A Call for Relevant Data to Support "Evergreening" Allegations, Erika Lietzan and Kristina M. L. Acri

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The Case of the Missing Device Patents, or: Why Device Patents Matter, Erika Lietzan, Kristina M. L. Acri, and Evan Weidner

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Conservation Easements: A Tool For Preserving Wildlife Habitat on Private Lands, Robin M. Rotman, Sarah A. Brown, Michael A. Powell, and Sonja A. Wilhelm Stanis

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Burning Questions: Changing Legal Narratives on Cannabis in Indian Country, Robin M. Rotman and Sam J. Carter

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Does the Community Choice Aggregation Approach Advance Distributed Generation Development? A Case Study of Municipalities in California, Robin M. Rotman and Jun Deng

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Intersectional Management: An Analysis of Cooperation and Competition on American Public Lands, Robin M. Rotman and Abigail M. Hunt

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Policy Comparison of Lead Hunting Ammunition Bans and Voluntary Nonlead Programs for California Condors, Robin M. Rotman, John H. Schulz, Samantha Totoni, Sonja A. Wilhelm Stanis, Christine Jie Li, Mark Morgan, Damon M. Hall, and Elisabeth B. Webb

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Trading Nonenforcement, Ryan Snyder

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The Causation Canon, Sandra F. Sperino

Submissions from 2022

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Charles Dickens' Novels in the Courts, Douglas E. Abrams

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Improved Writing From Reading Other Writers, Douglas E. Abrams

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Legal Citations: A Foundation of Written Advocacy, Douglas E. Abrams

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References to Babe Ruth in Advocacy and Judicial Opinions, Douglas E. Abrams

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References to Robert Frost's Poetry in Advocacy and Judicial Opinions, Douglas E. Abrams

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Writing by Presidential Example: The First Inaugural Addresses of Reagan and Obama, Douglas E. Abrams

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New York's Requirements for Contractual Definiteness with Application to the Formation of Investment Vehicles, Royce de R. Barondes

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State Rejection of Federal Law, Thomas B. Bennett

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Structural Precarity and Potential in Condominium Governance Design, Andrea Boyack

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Resorbing Patent Law's Kessler Cat into the General Law of Preclusion, Dennis D. Crouch and Homayoon Rafatijo

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Clouded Precedent: Tandon v. Newsom and Its Implications for the Shadow Docket, Alexander Gouzoules

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Going Concerns and Environmental Concerns: Mitigating Climate Change through Bankruptcy Reform, Alexander Gouzoules

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Addressing Big Tech's Market Power: A Comparative Institutional Analysis, Thomas A. Lambert

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Muddy Waters: Fair Use Implications of Google v. Oracle America, Inc., Gary Myers

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Resurfacing Sovereignty: Who Regulates Surface Mining In Indian Country After McGirt?, Robin M. Rotman and Sam J. Carter

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Food, Freedom, Fairness, and the Family Farm, Robin M. Rotman and Sophie Mendelson

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Victims as Instruments, Rachel J. Wechsler

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Public Schools to Public Services, Laura Wilcoxon

Submissions from 2021

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Eight Strategies That Enhance Legal Writing, Douglas E. Abrams

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Eleven Observations about Legal Writing, Douglas E. Abrams

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References to Aesop's Fables in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy, Douglas E. Abrams

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Shakespeare in the Courts, Douglas E. Abrams

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"Yogi-isms" in the Courts, Douglas E. Abrams

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The Odious Intellectual Company of Authority Restricting Second Amendment Rights to the “Virtuous”, Royce de R. Barondes

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Book Review: Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field and Prospects for Reform, Cynthia W. Bassett

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Tough Conversations about Race: Let the Book Start the Discussion, Cynthia W. Bassett and Kara Phillips

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The Paradox of Exclusive State-Court Jurisdiction over Federal Claims, Thomas B. Bennett

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The Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Some Valedictory Reflections Twenty Years after Apprendi, Frank O. Bowman III

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So Many Have Died: COVID-19 in America's Nursing Homes, David M. English

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An Extended Essay on Church Autonomy, Carl H. Esbeck

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The Establishment Clause: Its Original Public Meaning and What We Can Learn From the Plain Text, Carl H. Esbeck

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The World War I Memorial Cross Case: U.S. Supreme Court Takes a New Approach with the Establishment Clause, Carl H. Esbeck

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Ignoring Drug Trademarks, Erika Lietzan

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On the Cusp of the Next Medical Malpractice Insurance Crisis, Philip G. Peters Jr.

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Beyond Stress Reduction: Mindfulness as a Skill for Developing Authentic Professional Identity, Richard C. Reuben

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It's None of Your Business: State Regulation of Tribal Business Undermines Sovereignty and Justice, Robin M. Rotman and Sam J. Carter

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Realigning the Clean Water Act: Comprehensive Treatment of Nonpoint Source Pollution, Robin M. Rotman, Ashley A. Hollis, and Kathleen M. Trauth

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Arbitration in the Age of COVID: Examining Arbitration's Move Online, Amy J. Schmitz

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Arbitration in the Age of Covid: Examining Arbitration's Move Online, Amy J. Schmitz

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Evidentiary Inequality, Sandra F. Sperino

Submissions from 2020

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Amicus Curiae Briefs: A Message from the 7th Circuit, Douglas E. Abrams

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Generalist Judges and Advocates' Jargon, Douglas E. Abrams

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Mincing No Words: When the Court's Opinion Criticizes an Advocate's Writing, Douglas E. Abrams

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References to Children's Stories and Fairy Tales in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy, Douglas E. Abrams

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Missouri's Residency Restrictions for Medical Marijuana Use, Royce de R. Barondes

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COVID-19 and Its Impact on America's Retirement System, David M. English

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After Espinoza: What's Left of the Establishment Clause?, Carl H. Esbeck

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A No-Contest Discharge for Uncollectible Student Loans, Brook E. Gotberg, Matthew Bruckner, Dalie Jimenez, and Chrystin Ondersma

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Dual Allegiance: Federal and State Treason Prosecutions, the Treason Clause, and the Fourteenth Amendment, Alexander Gouzoules

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The Origins and Future of Global Health Law: Regulation, Security, and Pluralism, Sam F. Halabi

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The Nagoya Protocol and the Legal Structure of Global Biogenomic Research, Sam F. Halabi, Michelle Rourke, Gian Luca Burci, and Rebecca Katz

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Reflections on COVID-19, Insurance, Business Interruption, Systemic Risk, and the Future, Robert H. Jerry II

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Mere Common Ownership and the Antitrust Laws, Thomas A. Lambert

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The Limits of Antitrust in the 21st Century, Thomas A. Lambert

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Distorted Drug Patents, Erika Lietzan

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Early Access to Unapproved Medicines in the United States and France, Erika Lietzan

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Greenwashing No More: The Case for Stronger Regulation of Environmental Marketing, Robin M. Rotman, Chloe J. Gossett, and Hope D. Goldman

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Use of Multiple Stream Temperature Logger Models Can Alter Conclusions, Robin M. Rotman, Joanna B. Whittier, Jacob T. Westhoff, and Craig P. Paukert

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Addressing the Class Claim Conundrum with Online Dispute Resolution, Amy J. Schmitz

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Measuring "Access to Justice" in the Rush to Digitize, Amy J. Schmitz

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Co-Worker Evidence in Court, Sandra F. Sperino

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Into the Weeds: Modern Discrimination Law, Sandra F. Sperino

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Killing the Cat's Paw, Sandra F. Sperino

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The Emerging Statutory Proximate Cause Doctrine, Sandra F. Sperino

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Deliberating at a Crossroads: Sex Trafficking Victims’ Decisions About Participating in the Criminal Justice Process, Rachel J. Wechsler

Submissions from 2019

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America's Founding Editors: Writing the Declaration of Independence, Douglas E. Abrams

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References to Movies in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy, Part 1, Douglas E. Abrams

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References to Movies in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy, Part 2, Douglas E. Abrams

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References to Television Shows in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy (Part I), Douglas E. Abrams

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References to Television Shows in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy (Part II), Douglas E. Abrams

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Frozen Pre-Embryo Practice in Missouri, Mary M. Beck and L. "Joanna" Beck Wilkinson

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British Impeachments (1376-1787) and the Preservation of the American Constitutional Order, Frank O. Bowman III

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Responsible Devolution of Affordable Housing, Andrea Boyack

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Stating a Claim Under the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses: What Trump v. Hawaii Can Teach Us, Carl H. Esbeck

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Residential Mortgage Default and the Constraints of Junior Liens, R. Wilson Freyermuth and Dale A. Whitman

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Relational Preferences in Chapter 11 Proceedings, Brook E. Gotberg

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Moving beyond Medical Debt, Brook E. Gotberg and Michael D. Sousa

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The Diverging Right(s) to Bear Arms: Private Armament and the Second and Fourteenth Amendments in Historical Context, Alexander Gouzoules

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"Undue Hardship" and Uninsured Americans: How Access to Healthcare Should Impact Student-Loan Discharge in Bankruptcy, Alexander Gouzoules

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Does TRIPS Stop International IP Free-Riders, Sam F. Halabi