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Professor Strong Elected to International Academy of Comparative Law

Professor S.I. Strong was recently elected as an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, which was founded at The Hague on September 13, 1924, as a body of scholars that primarily aims to promote the comparative study of legal systems. IACL currently has more than 700 members from around the world and is interested in all legal…

Professor Schmitz: ‘How to Complain and Get Results’

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed, and provided ideas and advice, for a column, “How to Complain and Get Results,” in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which is a leading finance magazine that is available in print and online at https://www.kiplinger.com/article/credit/T037-C000-S002-how-to-compain-and-get-results.html (Aug. 29, 2019). Professor Schmitz, as a consumer law expert, provided tips and tricks for obtaining assistance for consumer problems. The…

Professor Strong Writes on International Commercial Mediation

Oxford University Press recently published a book chapter by Professor S.I. Strong entitled, “Applying the Lessons of International Commercial Arbitration to International Commercial Mediation:  A Dispute System Design Analysis.”  The chapter, which draws off Professor Strong’s earlier work proposing creation of a new international convention on the enforcement of settlement agreements arising out of mediation (an idea now reflected in 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…

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented on “Empowerment through E-Courts & Public Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

As part of the Global Legal Forum August 14 to 16 at the Hague, Netherlands.  This was part of one of the largest international law gatherings exploring intersections of technology and law.  For her part, Professor Schmitz was asked to present as one of the leading scholars regarding Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in the world.  This comes on the heels…