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Robert Bailey

Bob Bailey is a 1968 graduate of Marist College and a 1979 graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law.  After graduation, he commenced his career with the University of Missouri School of Law. In 1983, Bailey became the City of Columbia’s Municipal Judge and served for four years.  In 1987, Bailey returned full time to the law school as the Assistant Dean and Senior Fellow. Bob is a Vice President of the National Academy of Arbitrators and has an active labor and sports arbitration practice. Bailey is also a Commissioner for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniformed State Laws (NCCUSL) and on the Uniform Athlete Agent Act and the Veterans Court Act drafting committees.  He is actively involved in campus committee work and chairs the mid-month Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Bailey has a long history of community services and presently chairs the Boone County Family Resources, an agency providing services to 1,300 developmentally disabled citizens.  He has also chaired the Family Health Center, the Central Missouri Food Bank, and the Regional Aids Inter-Faith Network (RAIN).  He served as the Director the Law School’s nationally renowned Center for Dispute Resolution from 2005-2013.  Bailey teaches Arbitration, a Lawyering Seminar, a first year Lawyering class, and a Freshman Interest Group (FIG).  Bob is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren.