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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…

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…

Mizzou Law Students Discussed Consumer Law during Community Event

How do I improve my credit? Am I protected as a tenant? Can I file for bankruptcy? These were just a few of the questions students addressed during the Spring 2019 Consumer Empowerment Event sponsored through the School of Law in partnership with Columbia Love, Inc. at the Community United Methodist church. The event provided an overview and framework for understanding…

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…

Professor Schmitz Interviewed by Bottom Line Personal

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed by Bottom Line Personal to provide insights on consumer issues, and to weigh in on the biggest mistakes that people make in their financial lives. In the article, “5 Money Mavens Reveal Their Most Memorable Mistakes,” Professor Schmitz unveils her own mistake in buying a house for the wrong reasons, overly focusing on conventional…

Professor Schmitz Interviewed by Kleros about Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed by Kleros for an article shared among blockchain enthusiasts regarding her work in online dispute resolution, “Towards a Global Online Dispute Resolution Platform: Amy Schmitz and The New Handshake.” The interview showed the application of dispute resolution ideas in Professor Schmitz’s book, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection. She…

Professor Schmitz Publishes in Buffalo Law Review

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published her article, “Expanding Access to Remedies through E-Court Initiatives,” in the Buffalo Law Review.  The article is a comprehensive look at the use of technology for resolving disputes using Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in the courts in the United States and throughout the world.  This has become an important issue, as claims processes move online. …