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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 Schmitz Presents at Dispute Resolution Conference in California

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented twice at the Pepperdine Law School Straus Institute’s conference, “Appreciating Our Legacy and Engaging the Future,” in Malibu, Calif., June 17-19.  Professor Schmitz discussed MU Law’s new online LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, and her course “Dispute Resolution in the Digital Age” as part of a plenary panel  on “Engaging the Real World: Globalization and the Technological…

Professor Schmitz Provides Background on ODR for Insurance Industry News

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was interviewed for a recent story in Claims Journal, a publication widely read in the insurance industry. In “Tech Startup Hoping Insurers Ready for Online Dispute Resolution,” Professor Schmitz provided background regarding online dispute resolution (ODR), and reasons for how it may expand access to remedies for consumers. This is an area of new interest for…

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 Publishes in Buffalo Law Review

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has published her article, “Expanding Access to Remedies through E-Court Initiatives,” in the Buffalo Law Review.  The article is a comprehensive look at the use of technology for resolving disputes using Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) in the courts in the United States and throughout the world.  This has become an important issue, as claims processes move online. …

Professor Schmitz Presents on ODR at ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented on “ODR in the Courts” at the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, on April 12. Professor Schmitz explained the new online mechanisms being used in the courts for a variety of less complex cases.  Her talk explored new “e-courts” that essentially move traditional judicial processes into the “virtual” world of…

Professor Schmitz Discusses Smart Contracts Disputes to Conference in Israel

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented via Zoom for students and other conference attendees in Haifa, Israel, on “Smart Contract Dispute Resolution” as part of an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) event at the University of Haifa on April 3. For her part, Prof. Schmitz discussed the various ways that disputes will arise out of smart contracts, despite hype that computer coding…

Professor Schmitz Speaks about ODR to Conference in Latin America

Professor Amy J. Schmitz presented — via Zoom — at the largest gathering in Latin America exploring technology in the courts this week, more than 1,500 attendees. Professor Schmitz explained how online dispute resolution (ODR) can be used to resolve smart contract disputes. Her presentation was broadcast in Buenos Aires at the 1st Latin American Conflict Resolution Meeting 4.0 “An unavoidable…

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…

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…