Unit: Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship ⋅ Page 1

LLM Alumna Spotlight — Tojan Rahhal

The fields of engineering and dispute resolution may not seem to be a natural combination. For Tojan Rahhal, ’20, however, the LLM in Dispute Resolution program at the University of Missouri School of Law was the perfect transition to prepare her for a leadership position in the engineering field. Now serving as CEO and President of Engineering World Health, Rahhal…

Prof. Dennis Crouch and Mizzou Law student present at 2021 BYU symposium

On August 19, Professor Dennis Crouch and Dr. Homayoon Rafatijo (MU Law 3L) jointly presented their manuscript titled “States Can Infringe upon Your Intellectual Property Rights with Impunity in the Era of ‘New Federalism,” at the 2021 BYU Copyright and Trademark Symposium.  The article criticizes the Supreme Court’s 2020 sovereign immunity decision in Allen v. Cooper, looking primarily through a…

Professor Schmitz’s presentation to the Missouri Bar Access to Justice Committee qualifies for CLE credit

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present with Karen Tokarz of Washington University Law School on “Increasing Remote Access: Developments in Online Dispute Resolution, Access to Justice Centers, and Questions Going Forward” as part of the Missouri Bar Access to Justice Committee Meeting on Tuesday, May 4. CLE credit is available for those that…

Professor Schmitz publishes in Canadian arbitration journal

Professor Amy J. Schmitz published a new article, “Considering Uber Technologies Inc v Heller Under US Law,” 1 Can. J. Com. Arb. 163 (2021), a peer-reviewed arbitration journal based in Canada. In this article, Professor Schmitz engages in comparative analysis of the unconscionability doctrine under Canadian vs. United States law using the Uber Technologies Inc v Heller case, which was…

Professor Schmitz provides keynote on arbitration and access to justice

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will provide the keynote presentation for the book launch for “Access to Justice in Arbitration: Concept, Context and Practice,” on March 18,  2021 (via Zoom). Professor Schmitz also wrote a preface for the book. In this talk, she will discuss how arbitration can be a tool for expanding access to justice – if designed properly. Professor…

Professor Schmitz speaks on ‘Expanding A2J with Online Courts’

Professor Amy J. Schmitz gave a presentation on “Expanding A2J with Online Courts,” as a sole speaker on March 3 for the Touro College Faculty Colloquium, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, New York (via Zoom). Professor Schmitz provided insights into the expansion of online courts, especially in the wake of COVID-19, and dissect ethical considerations. She included analysis of the…

Professor Schmitz presents on book chapter about ‘ODR & Innovation in the USA’

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present on “ODR & Innovation in the USA,” at the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution Online Dispute Resolution Forum and book launch for ODR Theory and Practice, March 1-2, 2021 (via Zoom). Professor Schmitz will join Prof. Jan Martinez from Stanford to discuss the chapter they wrote for the forthcoming book on ODR. The…

Current and former CSDR faculty included in new book, Discussions in Dispute Resolution

A new book, Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (Hinshaw, Schneider, and Cole, eds.) (Oxford Univ. Press, 2021), collects 16 foundational writings in dispute resolution with a focus on negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and public policy. It also provides interdisciplinary commentaries from expert dispute resolution scholars discussing how each article is foundational. And it tracks the development of the field…

Dean Lidsky comments in article about Smartmatic lawsuit

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky provided comments in a recent article, Fox Asks Judge to Dismiss Smartmatic Lawsuit, Claims its Coverage was Protected by the First Amendment, published by First Amendment Watch, a project of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. “[E]ven in jurisdictions that recognize a privilege or defense for repeating newsworthy accusations, the media’s reporting must be…

Professor Schmitz publishes book chapter about digitizing due process

Professor Amy J. Schmitz’s contribution, Dangers of Digitizing Due Process, is published in the new book AI and Law: A Critical Overview, Karim Benyekhlef editor, Les Éditions Thémis (2021). In this chapter, Professor Schmitz discusses how despite the benefits that technology may provide for expanding access to justice, there are dangers. In particular, she notes the continued existence of a…