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Commentary and podcasts posted by Professor Schmitz on Arbitrate.com

Professor Amy J. Schmitz writes commentary on the hottest issues in arbitration law on Arbitrate.com. Recent online articles include: “New NAA Opinion on Requiring Video Hearings;” “‘Business Pays’ Rule in California Facing Challenges;” “Contract Exclusions Count; and Discovering Documents from Nonparties in Online Arbitration?” The site also includes a web series, “The Arbitration Conversation,” where she interviews top scholars and…

Featured LLM Alumna: Lilja Bjarnadóttir

A couple of years after graduating with a BA and an MA in Law with an emphasis in antitrust law from Reykjavik University, Lilja Bjarnadóttir came to Mizzou Law as a member of the LLM Class of 2015. “I chose the LLM program specifically because I wanted to study negotiation and ended up falling for mediation as well,” Bjarnadóttir said.…

Professor Schmitz presents at international cyberjustice meeting

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will be part of an invite-only meeting with the Cyberjustice Laboratory in Montreal, Canada. This Autonomy through Cyberjustice Tech (ACT) Partnership Annual Meeting includes a packed agenda June 22-23, 2020, via Zoom. The Online Annual Meeting Title is “2020, THE YEAR OF CYBERJUSTICE?” The meeting will focus on issues such as “Cyberjustice in Times of Pandemic”…

Featured Student Leader: Annabelle Attias

Annabelle Attias is a recent graduate from the Mizzou Law Class of 2020. She grew up in Kefar Sava, Israel, before moving to the United States in 2012 to attend the University of Missouri. While at Mizzou, Attias received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, which combined three minors she was passionate about –…

Professor Schmitz: Consider user-centric design for ODR in the courts

Professor Amy J. Schmitz teamed up with the ADR coordinator for the courts in New Hampshire, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, to research and write an article “Real Feedback from Real People: Emphasizing User-Centric Designs for Court ODR,” DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE | VOL 26, NO 2, pp. 6-12 (2020). In this article, they report findings from a survey of “regular court users”…

Professor Jerry publishes paper on social media communications on campuses

The latest American Council on Education (ACE) “To the Point” brief, “Campus Inclusion and Freedom of Expression: Managing Social Media,” written by Robert H. Jerry II focuses on how and why campus leaders should be proactive in managing social media platforms, as well as how to respond to problems that arise. The brief lists the most commonly asked questions about free…

Professor Schmitz provides commentary in new book about decentralized justice

Prof. Amy J. Schmitz provided an interview and commentary that has been published in a book about how decentralized justice on the blockchain is revolutionizing how we view conflict management. In a chapter, “Towards a Global Online Dispute Resolution Platform: Amy Schmitz and The New Handshake,” Professor Schmitz provides her inspiration and ideas related to creating a global online dispute…

Professor Schmitz talks to Uniform Law Commission about ODR

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will provide key information and background regarding Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in a hearing for the Uniform Law Commissioners on May 27, 2020 (via Zoom). Her presentation will assist the Committee to Monitor Developments in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and hopes to shed light on what ODR means, as well as her work with the…

Professor Schmitz publishes new article in the Fordham Law Review

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published a new article, “Measuring ‘Access to Justice’ in the Rush to Digitize,” in the Fordham Law Review, which can be accessed on SSRN at  http://ssrn.com/abstract=3604717. Access to Justice (“A2J”) is the hot topic of the day, energizing Twitter and judges alike. Meanwhile, professors and policymakers join in song, singing the praises of online dispute…

Professor Schmitz to present at ABA Dispute Resolution Virtual Spring Conference

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been involved in moving the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference online, and will play a significant role in the conference. She will discuss “’Decoding’ Ethical Design and Practice in Resolving Smart Contract & Blockchain-Related Disputes,” on May 18. In this session, she will explain how to more effectively evaluate the reliability and enforceability…