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Professor Schmitz Featured Expert

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was a featured expert for an international article related to smart contract and blockchain dispute resolution. She is cited extensively in Blockchain Startups Think Justice Can Be Decentralized But the Jury is Still Out in Magazine by Cointelegraph, which was published on Dec. 23,…

Professor Schmitz participates in roundtable about augmented intelligence in the courts

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was one of a small group at an invite-only roundtable on “Augmented Intelligence (AI) in the Courts” with the National Center for State Courts. The meeting included judges, court leaders, academics, and business leaders with expertise in law and technology. Specifically, the discussions focused on how AI is transforming and will continue to transform law, including…

Professor Schmitz shares ODR expertise with law students

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently assisted with a mediation capstone course at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Professor Schmitz is a national and international expert on online dispute resolution (ODR), so the law students interviewed her via Zoom in order to gather information for memos to be used to inform the Ohio courts considering…

Professor Lietzan speaks to Akron law students about perils of patent reform

At a recent event at the University of Akron School of Law, Professor Erika Lietzan spoke about what she called the “assault on drug patents,” including patent reform activity in Congress as well as proposals to prevent drug companies from patenting any changes or improvements to their drugs after approval (so called “one and done” proposals).  She explained that medical…

Professor Lietzan continues to write about the FDA regulation of CBD products

In a recent editorial for Drug Discovery Today, “A special exception for CBD in foods and supplements?”, Professor Erika Lietzan and co-author Patricia J. Zettler,  write about the emerging cannabidiol (CBD) market. They explain that most foods and dietary supplements containing CBD – even CBD from hemp — violate FDA’s “drug exclusion rules.” FDA has not been taking enforcement action,…

Professor Schmitz: Measuring Access to Justice through Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz gave a presentation, “Measuring Access to Justice through Online Dispute Resolution,” at the Fordham Law Review Symposium: “Achieving Access to Justice Through ADR: Fact or Fiction?,” in New York, NY, in early November. The symposium took a critical look at alternative dispute resolution (ADR), as well as online dispute resolution (ODR) with respect to the quest…

Professor Schmitz Presents on ODR at Several National Meetings in Virginia

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently gave a presentation, “Ethics and Efficiency in ODR Design,” at the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Forum in Williamsburg, Virginia. During this trip, Professor Schmitz also participated in a special workshop on “ODR in the Courts” at the National Center for State Courts, which is also in Virginia. Professor Schmitz also participated in additional meetings as…

Professor Schmitz Presents at ASCL Annual Meeting

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented on “Comparative Law and Online Dispute Resolution – A Look Forward” as part of a plenary presentation at the Comparative Law and International Dispute Resolution Processes, American Society of Comparative Law 2019 Annual Meeting Program, at the University of Missouri, Oct. 17-19. For her part, Professor Schmitz provided a comparative analysis of class action relief…

Professor Lietzan’s Research Analyzes Patent Terms for New Medicine

A recent article in Bloomberg Law, U.S. Patent System Crimps Drug Innovation for Toughest Diseases, looks at the research of Professor Erika Lietzan and Kristina M.L. Acri about how the development of new drugs is affected by the U.S. patent system. Their research will be published in a forthcoming article. Their empirical research looked at 642 approved drugs to determine…

Professor Halabi Attends Health Law Symposium at Georgetown

The Georgetown Law Journal recently hosted their biennial symposium with the theme Law and the Nation’s Health, in collaboration with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Professor Sam Halabi participated on a panel titled Developments in Global Health Law. The symposium brought together influential scholars of national and global health law and was organized around three key…