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An Honor to Serve

School of Law alumnus earns honorary degree for service to MU, community.

Larry McMullen

Larry McMullen will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree Saturday at the Honors Ceremony in Jesse Hall. McMullen, BA ’53, JD ’59, has spent 44 years practicing law at Husch Blackwell in Kanas City and was co‐chair of the For All We Call Mizzou campaign. Photo courtesy of Larry McMullen.

Larry McMullen will add another accolade to his résumé 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the December 2013 Honors Ceremony in Jesse Hall when he receives an honorary doctor of laws degree.

McMullen, BA ’53, JD ’59, has spent 44 years with Husch Blackwell in Kansas City, Mo., defending doctors, medical device engineers and others in professional liability cases. Along the way, he was named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, named to The Best Lawyers in America in numerous categories and named an Ingram’s Best Lawyer, among other recognitions.

McMullen attended Mizzou on a U.S. Navy ROTC scholarship, later serving three years as a Navy line officer on mine sweepers in the Pacific Ocean. He came back to Mizzou for law school, where he become editor in chief of the Missouri Law Review after only one year and graduated first in his class.

During his legal career, McMullen has continued his involvement with MU, serving on the One Mizzou campaign planning committee and as co‐chair of the For All We Call Mizzou campaign. In 2005 he received the Mizzou Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award, the association’s highest honor.