Oct. 29, 2021
David Mitchell, the Ruth L. Hulston Professor of Law and co-director of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship and Justice, was one of three people honored with the 2021 Spurgeon Smithson Award by the Missouri Bar Foundation.
Established in 1976, the Spurgeon Smithson Awards recognize judges, law teachers, and/or lawyers who have provided outstanding services toward the increase and diffusion of justice.
“I find the teaching of the law to be a privilege and am humbled and thankful to be able to train the next generation of lawyers who will fight for justice and continue to open doors for others,” Mitchell said. “As I tell my students, I would not be able to stand in the front of the classroom were it not for the lawyers who assisted their clients in breaking down barriers.”