Aug. 26, 2020
The 2020 Women’s Justice Awards selection committee recently named Dean Lyrissa Lidsky the Missouri Lawyers Media’s Woman of the Year.
Lidsky, who joined the university in July 2017, is the first woman to be named dean of the law school. She has been widely lauded for her legal scholarship, enthusiasm for the law, mentorship of students and talent for generating and sustaining engagement within the school’s critical constituencies.
Lidsky leads this year’s list of 53 honorees, which includes judges, in-house counsel, legal scholars and private practitioners from around the state, as well as outstanding students at Missouri law schools. Seven others of the Mizzou Law community are among the honorees.