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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 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 Schmitz Publishes Article About ODR for Smart Contracts

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently published her article with Colin Rule, “Online Dispute Resolution for Smart Contracts” in the Journal of Dispute Resolution.  This article explains how smart contracts built in the blockchain are quietly revolutionizing traditional transactions despite their questionable status under current law. At the same time, disputes regarding smart contracts are inevitable, and parties will need means…

Professor Diamond Presents at AI Conference

Professor Randy Diamond recently gave a talk on “Technology for Lawyers” at Duquesne University School of Law. The conference featured presentations from educators, practitioners, policy makers, and computer scientists on how the development of artificial intelligence is affecting society, the law, the legal profession, and legal education. Professor Diamond discussed a new course he has developed on “Innovation and Technology…

Professor Schmitz Interviewed by Kleros about Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed by Kleros for an article shared among blockchain enthusiasts regarding her work in online dispute resolution, “Towards a Global Online Dispute Resolution Platform: Amy Schmitz and The New Handshake.” The interview showed the application of dispute resolution ideas in Professor Schmitz’s book, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection. She…

Professor Schmitz Participating in Online Experts Roundtable on Smart Contracts

Professor Amy J. Schmitz will present and participate in “Making Contracts Smart – An Expert Round Table/Workshop” on February 13. This worldwide online expert roundtable event is the first of its kind. It will include those in the law and technology sectors wishing to exploit the opportunities presented by the fast-growing phenomenon of smart contracts — both the creation of smart…

Mizzou Law Faculty Presenting at AALS Annual Meeting

Three Mizzou Law faculty members will participate in a range of presentations at the 2019 Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Jan. 2-6 in New Orleans, La.   Professor S. David Mitchell, associate dean for academic affairs, will speak on a panel for associate deans for academic affairs and research, “Essential Skills: Leadership, Project Management, Communication, and Integrity.” This…

Professor Schmitz Collaborates on Technology in Dispute Resolution Panel

The Journal of Dispute Resolution, Professor Amy J. Schmitz, and Professor Peter Reilly of Texas A&M University have collaborated to lay the foundation for an innovative symposium issue of the journal. This issue will be the focus of a special panel at the Association of American Law School’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La., on January 5, 2019. “Promises and…

Professor Schmitz Publishes Article on Using Blockchain Technology to Help Refugees

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published an article with Jeff Aresty on the use of blockchain technology to empower refugees who are currently seen as stateless, and thus invisible, under the law. The article, “A Rose by Any Other Name….Empowerment Through Identity,” was published in Law360 (2018).  It explains how refugees may benefit from blockchain technology to establish a digital…