Schedule and Course Description - 

Mini Law School – Fall 2014 - St. Louis

September 17 and October 1-29, 2014

Sept 17:           Jurisprudence | Introduction to the Law Profession

Peter Dunne, Pitzer Snodgrass PC 

Jose S. Caldera, Deputy General Counsel, Missouri Department of Economic Development                                                    

Oct. 1:             How Courts Work: Missouri Court of Appeals | The Missouri Plan and Judicial Performance Evaluations

Chief Judge Angela Turner Quigless, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District 

Reuben Shelton, Missouri Bar President 


Oct. 8:             What is Civil Law and What is Criminal Law? | How to Achieve Fair and Effective Policing

Michelle Feit Schwerin, Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C. 

Roger L. Goldman, Callis Family Professor of Law Emeritus, SLU Law 


Oct. 15:           The Importance of Jury Instructions | Jury Service

Stephen H. Ringkamp, Hullverson Law Firm 

Judge David Noce, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Missouri 


Oct. 22:           Family Law    

Judge Douglas Beach, Family Court Division 6 of St. Louis County 

Amy Bender-Levy, Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry 


Oct. 29:           School Discipline and Special Education Issues | School Transfer Issues 

Dan Underwood, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri 

Joshua Schindler, The Schindler Law Firm, LLC 


Mini Law School – Fall 2014 - Kansas City

September 6, 2014 / 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

8-8:30 a.m.:                           Registration 

8:30-9:20 a.m.:                     Federal and State Courts - How the Systems Differ  

                                                 David Achtenberg, Professor & Law Foundation Scholar, UMKC School of Law

9:20-9:30 a.m.:                      BREAK 

9:30-10:20 a.m.:                    What is Criminal Law and what is Civil Law?  

                                                  Camille RoeAssociate, Seyferth Blumenthal and Harris, LLC   

10:20-10:30 a.m.:                  BREAK 

10:30-11:20 a.m.:                  Introduction to the Law Profession 

                                                 Charnissa Holliday-Scott, James W. Tippin & Associates 

11:20-11:30 a.m.:                    BREAK

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.:           Estate Planning for Everyone 

                                                 Eric Ziegenhorn, Esq.

12:20-12:30 p.m. :                 Feedback and Conclusion 


Mini Law School – Fall 2014 - Columbia

September 17 - October 8, 2014 

Sept. 17:              Overview of the Legal System | Torts, International, Corporate and Environmental Law 

R. Lawrence Dessem, Timothy J. Heinsz Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law

Phil Peters (Torts), Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law

Stacie Strong (International Law) Associate Professor of Law and Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri School of Law

Thom Lambert (Corporate Law), Wall Chair in Corporate Law and Governance, University of Missouri School of Law


Sept. 24:              Introduction to Criminal Law | Internet Crimes

Michael Byrne, Haden & Byrne

Richard Hicks, Van Matre, Harrison, Hollis, Taylor, and Bacon, P.C.

Matthew Wolesky, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Computer Crimes Unit, Western District of Missouri


October 1:           History of the Voting Rights Act | How Judges are Chosen

Denise Lieberman, Senior Attorney, Voter Protection Program, Advancement Project

Skip Walther, Walther Antel & Stamper, P.C. and past president of The Missouri Bar


October 8:           Family Law: Marriage and Divorce | Property Division and Maintenance | Child Custody and Child Support (Sessions at and Tour of Boone County Courthouse)

Judge Leslie Schnieder, Associate Circuit Judge, Division X

Gary L. Stamper, Walther Antel & Stamper, P.C. 

Anna LingoMarkel & Lingo Law Offices, L.L.C.