Category: Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution (CSDR) ⋅ Page 1

Featured LLM Student: April Sawhill

Fifteen years after graduating with a JD from the University of Tennessee College of Law and living abroad in South Korea and Singapore, April Sawhill returned to school as an LLM student at Mizzou Law. “While living in Southeast Asia, I observed a global trend toward greater participation in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and realized it would impact my return…

Professor Schmitz: A Conversation About Access to Justice and the Efficacy of ODR Processes

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently talked about access to justice issues and ODR on the podcast: A Conversation About Access To Justice And The Efficacy Of ODR Processes. The conversation was centered on her recent article “Measuring ‘Access to Justice’ in the Rush to Digitize,” 88 Fordham L. Rev 2381 (2020). The podcast is part of a series produced by…

Cyberweek 2020 will Feature Professor Schmitz and Two LLM Students

Professor Amy J Schmitz and two Mizzou Law online LLM students will be among the presenters at Cyberweek 2020, Nov. 2-6. Chimdimma Onyedebelu and April Sawhill will be on the student panel presenting their scholarship in ODR (online dispute resolution). Professor Schmitz  will participate in two “Arbitration Conversations” with Delos Dispute Resolution, Hafez Virjee, and Chittu Nagarajan on ODR in India.…

Professor Schmitz to Discuss ODR/A2J at Public Administration Conference

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will join Professor Leah Wing from University of Massachusetts in presenting, “Online Dispute Resolution: Innovations in Access to Justice,” at the 2020 Northeast Conference on Public Administration: At the Heart of Public Service in America, Nov. 6-7, 2020. The event is in Boston, MA, but presentations are online. The discussion will focus on the use of…

New Book on Humor and ADR Features Cartoon Captions by Professor Schmitz

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was included in a new book, “Humor in Negotiations & ADR: Cartoon Contest Caption Winners from the ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine” published on Amazon. Professor Schmitz has offered a winning caption on 2 occasions over the years, and therefore her witty captions were noted in this compilation. During these trying times, it is nice to stop…

Professor Uphoff Honored by The University of the Western Cape

Professor Rodney J. Uphoff received a special recognition award at The University of the Western Cape’s Annual Research and Recognition Awards, held virtually this year on October 2. His recognition is at the 41:50 mark in the video. The special recognition award is conferred to an individual who has made valuable contribution to research growth and progress of UWC over…

Featured LLM Alumnus – Judge Lawrence P. McLellan

Larry McLellan, ’06, was already a successful trial lawyer and mediator in Des Moines, Iowa, when he enrolled in Mizzou Law’s LLM program in 2003. He grew up in central Iowa before completing his undergraduate degree in history and JD at Drake University. While McLellan was working for Sullivan & Ward, P.C. in Des Moines, he read an article in…

Featured Mizzou Law Alumna – Janet Thompson

Long before attending Mizzou Law, Janet Thompson, JD ‘84, LLM ’02, called Boone County home. Although she was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thompson moved to Columbia as a young girl when her father was recruited to lead the Urology Department at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. She remained in Columbia for all of her studies, earning a…

Professor Schmitz presents on blockchain at IEEE conference

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present on the use of blockchain to further healthcare data security as part of an interdisciplinary panel, “Future of Healthcare Policy and Regulation in the Digital Age,” October 15 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm EDT at Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition (AIPR) annual workshop. The special session will allow participants to focus on healthcare issues,…

Professor Schmitz: Scholarship Addresses the Legal Challenges of COVID-19

Professor Amy J Schmitz explores online dispute resolution in varied exchange contexts, with special focus on consumer claims and means for consumers to obtain remedies. She also has been active in recent debates regarding consumer protection more generally, consumer arbitration, and contracting behavior, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for and importance of virtual options for access to justice…