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Professor Schmitz shares ODR expertise with law students

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently assisted with a mediation capstone course at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Professor Schmitz is a national and international expert on online dispute resolution (ODR), so the law students interviewed her via Zoom in order to gather information for memos to be used to inform the Ohio courts considering…

Professor Schmitz: Measuring Access to Justice through Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz gave a presentation, “Measuring Access to Justice through Online Dispute Resolution,” at the Fordham Law Review Symposium: “Achieving Access to Justice Through ADR: Fact or Fiction?,” in New York, NY, in early November. The symposium took a critical look at alternative dispute resolution (ADR), as well as online dispute resolution (ODR) with respect to the quest…

Professor Wells Participates on Panel Discussing Historic First Amendment Case

Professor Christina Wells was a panelist for a recent discussion on the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court ruling at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. The event was hosted by the communications department and the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art as a 50th anniversary celebration of the ruling. The case revolved around an incident at a Des Moines, Ia.,…

Boone County History and Culture Center Hosts Professor Conklin for Book Talk

Professor Carli Conklin will talk about her book, The Pursuit of Happiness in the Founding Era – An Intellectual History, on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Boone County History and Culture Center in Columbia.  In this insightful volume, Professor Conklin considers the pursuit of happiness across a variety of intellectual traditions, and explores its usage in two key legal texts…

Professor Schmitz Presents on ODR at Several National Meetings in Virginia

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently gave a presentation, “Ethics and Efficiency in ODR Design,” at the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Forum in Williamsburg, Virginia. During this trip, Professor Schmitz also participated in a special workshop on “ODR in the Courts” at the National Center for State Courts, which is also in Virginia. Professor Schmitz also participated in additional meetings as…

Professor Strong Cited by Three Federal Courts

Professor S.I. Strong’s scholarship was recently cited by three federal district courts. Two cases – Widows Sons Grand Chapter of the Kings Guard Inc. v. Davenport, 2018 WL 9643183 (W.D.N.Y. June 13, 2018), and Buckley v. Universal Sewing Supply, Inc., 2019 WL 5260365 (M.D. Penn. Oct. 17, 2019) – cited her article, “Jurisdictional Discovery in United States Federal Courts,” 67 Washington and Lee…

Mizzou Hosts ASCL Annual Meeting and Works in Progress Conference

The MU School of Law recently acted as host for the American Society of Comparative Law’s 2019 Annual Meeting, welcoming 120 participants from 20 countries for three days of discussion and debate. The theme of the meeting was “Comparative Law and International Dispute Resolution Processes,” which allowed in-depth analysis of how comparative law affects cross-border litigation, arbitration and mediation. Concurrent…

Cyberweek 2019 to include Professor Schmitz’s Podcast on Blockchain Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will be doing a podcast on blockchain dispute resolution as part of Cyberweek 2019, discussing the intersections of tech, entrepreneurship and dispute resolution. This year, Mizzou Law’s Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution is one of the supporters of the online conference, scheduled for November 18-22. Cyberweek is hosted by the National Center for Technology…

Professor Schmitz to be a panelist at AALS annual meeting

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been invited to be a panelist at the 2020 Association of American Law School’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. The panel, Commercial Law in the Digital Age, is co-sponsored by the Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services and the Commercial and Consumer Law sections. The panel will consider how technology is transforming commercial transactions, and…

Professor Uphoff teaches at Harvard workshop

Professor Rodney J. Uphoff recently taught at Harvard Law School in its Trial Advocacy Workshop course. The workshop brings in experienced trial lawyers and judges to evaluate and critique the students. Content covers trial analysis, skills and techniques over a three-week period. Professor Uphoff was selected to do an evening demonstration that involved cross-examination of an expert…