Amy J. Schmitz

Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law

Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution

Center for Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Phone 573-884-3614
Address 206C Hulston Hall
Websites SSRN
My Consumer Tips
The Arbitration Conversation
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Education BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Drake University (’92)
JD, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Minnesota Law School (’95)

Areas of Expertise

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Problem Solving
  • Arbitration
  • Consumer Law
  • Contract Theory
  • Contracts
  • International Arbitration
  • Law and Technology
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • Secured Transactions
  • Service Learning
  • Smart Contracts and Blockchain

About Amy Schmitz

Professor Amy Schmitz joined the University of Missouri School of Law and the Center for Dispute Resolution as the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law in 2016. Previously she was a Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law for over 16 years. Before teaching, Professor Schmitz practiced law with large law firms in Seattle and Minneapolis and served as a law clerk for the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Professor Schmitz teaches courses in Contracts, Lawyering, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), AI, Data Analytics and the Law, Arbitration, International Arbitration, and Consumer Law (service learning). She has been heavily involved in ODR teaching and research for a long time and is a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, as well as the Co-Chair of the ABA Technology Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section and the ODR Task Force. She serves on the Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee on Commercial and Consumer Law, was an External Scientific Fellow of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, and is a researcher with the ACT Project with the Cyberjustice Laboratory in Montreal, Canada, exploring AI and ODR. Professor Schmitz is an active speaker on ODR and law and technology throughout the world and hosts a web series on arbitration, The Arbitration Conversation. She has published over 50 articles in law journals and books, and a book, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection, with Colin Rule.

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