Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been invited to become a fellow of The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, which supports and sustains the development of information technology applications, institutional resources, and theoretical and applied knowledge for better understanding and managing conflict. This organization was founded in 1998 by University of Massachusetts professors of legal studies Ethan Katsh and Janet Rifkin, and was on the ground level in creating the first ODR (online dispute resolution) systems.
Fellows at the NCTDR have experience that covers a broad range of legal experience. They practice around the world and are involved in several organizations and groups that facilitate online legal services and ODR. Professor Schmitz also is part of the Center for Online Dispute Resolution and is Co-Chair of the Technology and Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Bar Association.