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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 Schmitz Continues Service to National and International ODR Groups

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was renamed as a fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution for 2019-2020. Fellows are chosen from among an international group of educators and innovators who have contributed to the growing field of online dispute resolution (ODR). Schmitz was first named as a fellow in 2018. She will be a panelist at the…

Professor Diamond Presents Electronic Discovery CLE

Professor Randy Diamond presented an overview of electronic discovery on July 10 for the Boone County Bar Association.  His talk focused on recent changes that bring Missouri discovery rules into closer alignment with longstanding federal rules on electronically stored information. The Missouri changes effective July 1, 2019 are here.  Additional changes effective August 28, 2019, if Governor Mike Parson signs Senate…

Professor Mitchell Becomes an American Bar Foundation Fellow

Professor S. David Mitchell, associate dean for academic affairs, was recently invited to become a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. According to the ABF, “The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of…

Professor Schmitz Attends Meeting to Discuss Access to Justice Project

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was an invited expert at a recent meeting of the National Center for State Courts as part of a project with PEW Charitable Trust to advance access to justice.  For her part, Professor Schmitz added insights regarding online dispute resolution (ODR) and how it should be designed to augment the traditional court processes and provide expanded…

Professor Schmitz Participates in International Online Courts Workshop

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently participated in a high-level Expert Stakeholder Workshop, “Measuring Success in Online Courts: An Empirical Challenge.” This invite-only event was organized by University College London Faculty of Laws and the Legal Education Foundation in London, U.K. The workshop brought together leading international figures from the judiciary, academia, policy and civil society to explore how we might measure…

Professor Schmitz Presents Paper on Commercial and Consumer Law Panel

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented a paper as part of the Commercial and Consumer Law Panel at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  This paper furthers her work in consumer law and advancing access to justice in consumer cases. This presentation comes at the same time as a recent interview of Professor Schmitz regarding her…

Professor Schmitz Publishes Article in Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy

Professor Amy J. Schmitz published an article, “There’s an ‘App’ for That: Developing Online Dispute Resolution to Empower Economic Development,” 32 Notre Dame J. L. Ethics & Pub. Policy 1 (2018).  The article explores means for using programs that are accessible by mobile device to advance access to justice and economic development in developing markets throughout the world.  The statistics…

Professor Schmitz Discusses Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements at ABA Conference

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented on a panel, “Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements – the Pro se Litigant v. the Experienced Lawyer – Can We “Level the Playing Field?”” at the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Conference in Washington D.C., April 7-8 , 2018. The panel provided a lively debate regarding the pros and cons of using various dispute resolution methods…