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Professor Lietzan Named a “Best Lawyer in America”

Professor Erika Lietzan has again been named a “Best Lawyer in America”  in both FDA Law and Biotechnology & Life Sciences. This marks the sixth year in a row for FDA Law and the twelfth year in a row for Biotechnology Law. The Best Lawyers honor is meant to identify the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the United…

Professor Schmitz Continues Service to National and International ODR Groups

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was renamed as a fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution for 2019-2020. Fellows are chosen from among an international group of educators and innovators who have contributed to the growing field of online dispute resolution (ODR). Schmitz was first named as a fellow in 2018. She will be a panelist at the…

Donald Seitz to direct the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at Mizzou Law

Mizzou Law welcomes Donald Seitz as the new Director of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC), part of the Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship (CIPE). The ELC provides free transactional legal assistance to creators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors. As the director, Seitz will directly supervise students participating in the transactional legal clinic, build partnerships with legal and related services firms…

Professor Diamond Presents Electronic Discovery CLE

Professor Randy Diamond presented an overview of electronic discovery on July 10 for the Boone County Bar Association.  His talk focused on recent changes that bring Missouri discovery rules into closer alignment with longstanding federal rules on electronically stored information. The Missouri changes effective July 1, 2019 are here.  Additional changes effective August 28, 2019, if Governor Mike Parson signs Senate…

Professor Schmitz Publishes Article About ODR for Smart Contracts

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently published her article with Colin Rule, “Online Dispute Resolution for Smart Contracts” in the Journal of Dispute Resolution.  This article explains how smart contracts built in the blockchain are quietly revolutionizing traditional transactions despite their questionable status under current law. At the same time, disputes regarding smart contracts are inevitable, and parties will need means…

Professor Schmitz Presents at Dispute Resolution Conference in California

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented twice at the Pepperdine Law School Straus Institute’s conference, “Appreciating Our Legacy and Engaging the Future,” in Malibu, Calif., June 17-19.  Professor Schmitz discussed MU Law’s new online LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, and her course “Dispute Resolution in the Digital Age” as part of a plenary panel  on “Engaging the Real World: Globalization and the Technological…

Professor Schmitz Provides Background on ODR for Insurance Industry News

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed for a recent story in Claims Journal, a publication widely read in the insurance industry. In “Tech Startup Hoping Insurers Ready for Online Dispute Resolution,” Professor Schmitz provided background regarding online dispute resolution (ODR), and reasons for how it may expand access to remedies for consumers. This is an area of new interest for…

Professor Schmitz to Present at Consumer Law Conference in Germany

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present at a conference in Augsburg, Germany, May 23-24 on “Enforcing Consumer and Capital Market Law in Europe.” The conference will focus on international comparative analysis of the instrument and mechanisms to enforce consumer laws. Professor Schmitz will speak about enforcement in the United…

Professor Lietzan Presents Paper at Law and Biosciences Workshop

On May 6, Professor Erika Lietzan presented her most recent paper at Stanford Law School, as part of its Law and the Biosciences Workshop. Her paper, Access Before Evidence and the Price of FDA’s New Drug Authorities, explores the costs of error and delay associated with federal government approval of new drugs, as well as costs associated with other less-studied aspects of…

Professor Schmitz to Present at the University of Munich

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will discuss “Crafting Remedy Systems to Address Consumer Deception” as a special guest presenter at the University of Munich in Munich, Germany, May 20-21. She will discuss enforcement mechanisms currently used for addressing deception like we saw in the VW emissions scandal, otherwise known as “Dieselgate.” Her talk will include explanation of class actions and shareholder…