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

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…

Bailey Presents at SEALS Conference

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey recently attended the annual conference for SEALS, the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. For the Teaching to Enhance panel he talked about his Life Skills Seminar…

Professor Strong Travels to Singapore for Treaty Signing Ceremony

Professor S.I. Strong recently traveled to Singapore to attend the signing ceremony of the new United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Arising From Mediation, more commonly known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation. The convention was triggered by proposals made in Professor Strong’s early article, “Beyond International Commercial Arbitration? The Promise of International Commercial Mediation,” 45 Washington University Journal…

Bailey Attends Uniform Law Commission Annual Meeting

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey recently attended the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission held in Anchorage, Alaska. Bailey serves on the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Study Committee. He has previously served on the Uniform Athlete Agents Act Committee, which drafted and passed amendments to the act following NCAA rule changes for…

Professor Henson: A Trial is a Truth-Seeking Process

recently spoke at the 38th Annual Conference of the American Society of Trial Consultants, “Transparency in Litigation: See More Clearly Through the Looking Glass.” His presentation was on “Trial is a Truth-Seeking Process” where he proposed “that a trial is really a belief-seeking process where litigants must confront the power of jurors’ preexisting beliefs to create believable…

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…

Bailey Attends National Academy of Arbitrators Annual Meeting

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey recently attended the annual meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA) in Philadelphia titled “Wrestling with Change: The Future of Work and Workplace Dispute Resolution.” Bailey hosted an informational meeting for members of the ArbitrationInfo.com Committee. He also moderated a panel on the ArbitrationInfo.com website, “Reporting on Arbitration and the Future of Work by…

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…

Chihera Selected for Internship in New York City

Brian Chihera, LLM ’19, accepted a summer internship at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) in New York City.  Chihera was one of two LLM in Dispute Resolution students studying with Mizzou Law in 2018-2019 from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. His selection adds to a growing list of MU LLM students who…