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Professor Schmitz: ‘How to Complain and Get Results’

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed, and provided ideas and advice, for a column, “How to Complain and Get Results,” in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which is a leading finance magazine that is available in print and online at https://www.kiplinger.com/article/credit/T037-C000-S002-how-to-compain-and-get-results.html (Aug. 29, 2019). Professor Schmitz, as a consumer law expert, provided tips and tricks for obtaining assistance for consumer problems. The…

Professor Schmitz Interviewed by Bottom Line Personal

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed by Bottom Line Personal to provide insights on consumer issues, and to weigh in on the biggest mistakes that people make in their financial lives. In the article, “5 Money Mavens Reveal Their Most Memorable Mistakes,” Professor Schmitz unveils her own mistake in buying a house for the wrong reasons, overly focusing on conventional…

Mizzou Law Co-sponsoring Consumer Empowerment Event

Mizzou Law students will discuss their research on local laws at a Consumer Empowerment Event co-sponsored by the law school, MU School of Social Work and Love INC, a Columbia-area nonprofit organization. The goal of the event is to help the public understand their legal rights in financial matters such as debt, credit and bankruptcy. Three sessions will be held on…

California Supreme Court Cites Article by Professor Schmitz in Consumer Loan Ruling

The California Supreme Court cited Professor Amy J. Schmitz’s article, Embracing Unconscionability’s Safety Net Function, 58 ALA. L. REV. 73-117, in unanimously holding that interest rates may render a consumer loan unconscionable even in the absence of a statutory interest rate cap. The court and the amicus brief filed by the consumer advocacy organizations relied on Professor Schmitz’s analysis of…