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Professor Jerry Comments in WalletHub Article about Car Insurance in Missouri

Professor Bob Jerry was contacted by WalletHub for his expert comments included with its article “2019’s Best Cheap Car Insurance in Missouri.” He commented about the factors keeping insurance rates from being lower, ways state and local governments can adopt regulations to make drivers more safe, the need for consumers to be savvy shoppers for their cars and the insurance…

Professor Schmitz Discusses Smart Contracts Disputes to Conference in Israel

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented via Zoom for students and other conference attendees in Haifa, Israel, on “Smart Contract Dispute Resolution” as part of an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) event at the University of Haifa on April 3. For her part, Prof. Schmitz discussed the various ways that disputes will arise out of smart contracts, despite hype that computer coding…

Professor Schmitz Speaks about ODR to Conference in Latin America

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented — via Zoom — at the largest gathering in Latin America exploring technology in the courts this week, more than 1,500 attendees. Professor Schmitz explained how online dispute resolution (ODR) can be used to resolve smart contract disputes. Her presentation was broadcast in Buenos Aires at the 1st Latin American Conflict Resolution Meeting 4.0 “An unavoidable…

Professor Strong Attends ICC Institute Meeting in Paris

Professor S.I. Strong recently traveled to Paris, France, to attend a meeting of the Council of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Institute, the leadership body of the educational and policy-making arm of the ICC.  Professor Strong was elected to the Council earlier this year and will assist with various upcoming initiatives during her three-year…

Professor Schmitz Meets with Consortium Applying Data Science to Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz engaged in meetings in Montreal, Canada, with the Conflicts Analytics Lab, which is a research consortium on the application of data science to dispute resolution. The lab program is a joint initiative of Queen’s-Smith, Columbia Business Analytics and HEC-Paris Smart Law. Its flagship project is an AI-powered tribunal for small claims. The purpose of the meetings…

Professor Strong to Publish in Houston Law Review

Professor S.I. Strong’s most recent article, “Past as Prologue:  Arbitration as an Early Common Law Court?,” has just been accepted for publication in volume 57 of the Houston Law Review.  The paper was part of the works-in-progress conference associated with the annual CSDR symposium, “Beyond the FAA: Arbitration Procedure, Practice and Policy in Historical…

Professor Schmitz to Discuss ‘Dangers of Digitizing Due Process’ in Montreal

In late March, Professor Amy J. Schmitz will speak on the “Dangers of Digitizing Due Process” at the University of Montreal. This presentation is in conjunction with its LexUM Chair on Legal Information and its Cyberjustice Laboratory “Tech criticism of Tech products” Lecture Series. Professor Schmitz will explain how technology is transforming legal services and access to justice in positive,…

Professor Conklin Publishes Book: “The Pursuit of Happiness in the Founding Era”

Professor Carli Conklin has published a new book, The Pursuit of Happiness in the Founding Era: An Intellectual History (University of Missouri Press, 2019). Professor Conklin considers the pursuit of happiness across a variety of intellectual traditions, and explores its usage in two key legal texts of the Founding Era, William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England and the…

Professor Jerry Publishes Article About Managing Hurricane Risk

Professor Bob Jerry published an article titled “Managing Hurricane (and Other Natural Disaster) Risk” in the Winter 2019 issue of the Texas A&M Law Review.  In this article, Professor Jerry examines the tradeoffs involved in creating and implementing a national preparedness framework for catastrophe risk management and recovery, using hurricanes as the departure point for his…

Professor Strong Presents Paper in New York

Professor S.I. Strong recently attended a conference at Cardozo Law School in New York dedicated to the development of new Singapore Convention on Mediated Settlements. Professor Strong’s presentation, “The Role of Empirical Research and Dispute System Design in Developing International Treaties:  A Case Study of the Singapore Convention on Mediation,” outlines how Professor Strong suggested the idea for a convention in this…