Chuck Henson and Alan Pratzel receive Spurgeon Smithson Awards

Nov. 18, 2022

University of Missouri School of Law professor Chuck Henson and adjunct professor Alan Pratzel recently received Spurgeon Smith Awards from the Missouri Bar Foundation.

This award recognizes judges, law teachers, and/or lawyers who have provided outstanding services toward the increase and diffusion of justice.

The Foundation’s board recognizes the great work Professor Henson has done at the university, with the Supreme Court of Missouri’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Law, and with students:

“Henson seeks out the meaning of justice and ensures his students focus on the special responsibility lawyers have for the quality of justice,” the Foundation wrote in a news release.

The Board also selected Alan Pratzel as a recipient of this award. Pratzel is chief disciplinary counsel for the Missouri judiciary, and this award celebrates his efforts to “‘increase justice through a fair application of the Rules of Professional Conduct’ to Missouri lawyers and their clients.”

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