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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…

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…

The New Handshake: Book Co-Written by Professor Schmitz Focus of BYU Radio Interview

Professor Amy J. Schmitz recently gave a live interview with Julie Rose​, on Top of Mind with Julie Rose on BYUradio, regarding her new book with Colin Rule, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection. Top of Mind with Julie Rose is a news magazine format similar to NPR’s All Things Considered. The signal is heard nationwide on Sirius XM…

Corporate Counsel Article Includes Professor’s Online Dispute Resolution Book

Corporate Counsel posted an article about Professor Amy J. Schmitz’s new book with Colin Rule, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection, in a publication widely read by in-house counsel. This article and various other commentary on the book similarly discuss the book’s proposal for creating a win-win for companies and consumers to quickly and…

Professor Schmitz Publishes Post on Oxford Business Law Blog

Professor Amy Schmitz recently published a blog post, “Empowering Consumers Through Global Redress Systems,” on the Oxford Business Law Blog. In the post, she discusses the fact that in today’s world of Internet contracts, there are fewer means of redress for consumers. Contracts between businesses and consumers cross many borders and if goods and services do not meet do not…

The New Handshake: Professor Schmitz Co-Writes New Book on Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy Schmitz recently published a book that seeks to explain how online dispute resolution (ODR) can expand access to remedies for consumers, with co-author Colin Rule, the mastermind behind the ODR systems of eBay and PayPal. In the past, when buying goods in person, deals could be sealed with a handshake. Now with the ability to buy things online…

Workshop for Private Online Dispute Resolution: Professor Schmitz Joins Meeting at Stanford University

Professor Amy Schmitz recently participated by invitation in a meeting on establishing standards for online dispute resolution at Stanford University. The Workshop for Private Online Dispute Resolution gathered e-commerce enterprise representatives, entrepreneurs, government representatives and academics to share best practices and confer to develop a framework for private international online dispute resolution.