Timothy J. Heinsz, Earl F. Nelson Professor of Law, and Director for the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, received his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and his law degree from Cornell University. He came to the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law as an associate professor in 1979, and became a full professor in 1981. Between 1988 and 2001, he was dean of the law school. He became Director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution in 2002. On July 2, 2004, Dean Heinsz had a heart attack while jogging on the MKT Trail near his home and died. He was 56 years old. In the days following his death the School of Law received an outpouring of kindness and support from alumni and friends, the legal community, law schools nationwide, and citizens of Columbia. In recognition of his commitment to this law school the editors respectfully dedicate this issue to the memory of Dean Timothy J. Heinsz



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