Amy J. Schmitz Publications

Academic Journals

Arbitration in the Age of Covid: Examining Arbitration’s Move Online, __ CARDOZO JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION __ (forthcoming 2021).

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Addressing the Class Claim Conundrum with Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), 2020 JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION 361 (2020).

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Measuring ‘Access to Justice’ in the Rush to Digitize, 88 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW 2381 (2020).

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Online Dispute Resolution for Smart Contracts with Colin Rule, 2019 JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION 103 (2019).

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Expanding Access to Remedies Through E-Court Initiatives, 67 BUFFALO LAW REVIEW 89 (2019).

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There’s an ‘App’ for That: Developing Online Dispute Resolution to Empower Economic Development, 32 NOTRE DAME JOURNAL OF LAW, ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY 1 (2018); republished in Russian with permission at Эми Дж. Шмитц «Для этого есть приложение!» // Посредничество и примирение. Медиация и право. 2018. №1-2 (45). С. 6-51.

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A Blueprint for Online Dispute Resolution System Design, 21 no. 7 JOURNAL OF INTERNET LAW 3 (2018).

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Remedy Realities in Business to Consumer Contracting, 58 ARIZONA LAW REVIEW 213 (2016).

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The New Handshake: Where We Are Now with Colin Rule, 3 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION 84 (2016).

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Secret Consumer Scores and Segmentations: Separating Consumer “Haves” from “Have-Nots”, 2014 MICHIGAN STATE LAW REVIEW 1411 (2015).

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Sex Matters: Considering Gender in Consumer Contracts, 19 CARDOZO JOURNAL OF LAW & GENDER 437 (2013) (reprinted with permission in WOMEN AND THE LAW, 625 (Thomson Reuters 2014)( in print and electronic form)).

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Females on the Fringe: Considering Gender in Payday Lending Policy, 89 CHICAGO-KENT LAW REVIEW 65 (2014).

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Introducing the “New Handshake” to Expand Remedies and Revive Responsibility in ECommerce, 26 UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS LAW REVIEW 522 (2014).

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Ensuring Remedies to Cure Cramming, 14 CARDOZO JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION 877 (2013).

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American Exceptionalism in Consumer Arbitration, 10 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW 81 (2013).

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Access to Consumer Remedies in the Squeaky Wheel System, 39 PEPPERDINE LAW REVIEW 279 (2012).

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Building Bridges to Consumer Remedies in eConflicts, 34 no.4 UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK LAW REVIEW 779 (2012).

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Arbitration Ambush in a Policy Polemic, 3 PENN STATE YEARBOOK ON ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION 52 (2011).

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Legislating in the Light: Considering Empirical Data in Crafting Arbitration Reforms, 15 HARVARD NEGOTIATION LAW REVIEW 115 (2010).

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“Drive-Thru” Arbitration in the Digital Age: Empowering Consumers through Regulated ODR, 62 BAYLOR LAW REVIEW 178 (2010).

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Pizza-Box Contracts: True Tales of Consumer Contracting Culture, 45 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW 863 (2010).

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Ethical Considerations in Drafting and Enforcing Consumer Arbitration Clauses, 9 SOUTH TEXAS LAW REVIEW 841 (2008) (also published by special request from the journal and with permission from South Texas Law Review in 8 ICFAI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW 24 (2009)).

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Nonconsensual + Nonbinding = Nonsensical? Reconsidering Court Connected Arbitration Programs, 10 CARDOZO JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION 587 (2009).

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Curing Consumers’ Warranty Woes Through Regulated Arbitration, 23 OHIO STATE JOURNAL ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION 627 (2008).

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Consideration of “Contracting Culture” in Enforcing Arbitration Provisions, 80 ST. JOHN’S LAW REVIEW 123 (2007).

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Dangers of Deference to Form Arbitration Provisions, 9 NEVADA LAW JOURNAL 37 (2007).

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Untangling the Privacy Paradox in Arbitration, 54 KANSAS LAW REVIEW 101 (2006).

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Embracing Unconscionability’s Safety Net Function, 58 ALABAMA LAW REVIEW 73 (2006).

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Confronting ADR Agreements’ Contract/No-Contract Conundrum with Good Faith, 56 DEPAUL LAW REVIEW 55 (2006).

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Mobile Home Mania? Protecting Procedurally Fair Arbitration in a Consumer Microcosm, 20 OHIO STATE JOURNAL ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION 291 (2005).

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Refreshing Contractual Analysis of ADR Agreements By Curing Bipolar Avoidance of Modern Common Law, 9 HARVARD NEGOTIATION LAW REVIEW 1 (2004).

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Ending a Mud Bowl: Defining Arbitration’s Finality Through Functional Analysis, 37 GEORGIA LAW REVIEW 123 (2002).

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Providing an Escape for Inner-City Children: Creating a Federal Remedy for Educational Ills of Poor Urban Schools, 78 MINNESOTA LAW REVIEW 1639 (1994).

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Additional Publications

Comments of Financial Regulation and Consumer Protection Scholars, and Former Regulators on CFPB’s RFI Regarding Bureau Public Reporting Practices of Consumer Complaint Information (Docket No. CFPB-2018-0006)(June 4, 2018). with Angela K. Littwin and Pamela Foohey,

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Book Chapters/Collected Works

Promover La Protección Del Consumidor a Través De La Resolución De Disputas En Línea (Promoting Consumer Protection through Online Dispute Resolution), in Agudelo Mejía, D. A. et al. (Coordinadores académicos), NUEVAS DINÁMICAS DEL DERECHO PROCESAL (Sello editorial Universidad de Medellín: Medellín 2020).

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Enforcing Consumer and Capital Markets Law in the United States, in ENFORCING CONSUMER AND CAPITAL MARKET LAW – THE DIESEL EMISSIONS SCANDAL (Beate Gsell and Thomas M. J. Möllers eds. 2020).

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Resolving a New Kind of Trade War Through ODR, in THEORIES OF CHANGE FOR THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION MOVEMENT: ACTIONABLE IDEAS TO REVITALIZE OUR MOVEMENT (John Lande ed., 2020).

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Building on OArb Attributes in Pursuit of Justice, in ARBITRATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE: THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF ARBITRATION, eds. Maud Piers, Christian Aschauer, Karl-Franzens, Cambridge University Press, January 2018).

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Lessons Learned on Ebay with with Colin Rule, in THE NEW HANDSHAKE: ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THE FUTURE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION, Chapter 3, Lessons Learned on EBay, pp. 33 – 46 (American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution 2017)(Prepublication Draft).

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Building Trust in Ecommerce Through Online Dispute Resolution, in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE LAW 307 (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016)

Consumer Redress in the United States, in THE NEW REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR CONSUMER DISPUTE RESOLUTION (Oxford University Press, 2016)

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Consumer Tips in a Tough Economy (2011); Savvy Consumer Survival Skills (2009); Be a Savvy Consumer (2008):, These were all related to Joint Projects with CU Law Consumer Empowerment Seminars & Boulder County Housing Authority, (student written, Amy J. Schmitz ed.).

Books

THE NEW HANDSHAKE: ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THE FUTURE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION with Colin Rule, (American Bar Association Press, 2017).

Other Publications

Dispute Resolution in the Digital Age – Online Dispute Resolution,

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Blockchain Can Empower Stateless Refugees, with Jeff Aresty, LAW360 PERSPECTIVES, Dec. 2, 2018.

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Organic Online Dispute Resolution: Resolving “Cramming” Claims as an Example, 32 no.9 BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES POLICY REPORTER 1 (2013) (invited article for professionally edited publication through Aspen Publishing Company).

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Assuming Silence in Arbitration, 269 NEW JERSEY LAWYER MAGAZINE 13, (April 2011) (invited article for professionally edited publication for practicing attorneys, judges, and law students).

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Consumer Casualties?, 1 HARVARD BUSINESS LAW REVIEW ONLINE 47, www.hblr.org (March 18, 2011) (invited article for the online journal).

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Regulation Rash? Questioning the AFA’s Approach for Protecting Arbitration Fairness, 28 No. 10 BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES POLICY REPORTER 16 (2009) (invited article for professionally edited publication through Aspen Publishing Company).

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Promoting the Promise: Manufactured Homes Provide for Affordable Housing, 13 JOURNAL OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAW 384 (2004).

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Bennett Explains Arbitration Fundamentals, Without Legalese, 9 no.1 DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE 27 (2002-2003)

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Philip Bruner and Amy S. Christophersen, Feature Comment, Allocating Risks in Design Defects: Design vs. Performance Specifications, THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR, Feb. 8, 1999, ¶ 27, at 3-5 (under former name).

Amy S. Christophersen, Preclusive Effect of Arbitration on Non-Parties, 99 no.7 CONSTRUCTION BRIEFINGS 1 (1999) (under former name).

Professional Journals

Real Feedback from Real People: Emphasizing User-Centric Designs for Court ODR with Heather Kulp, 26:2 DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAGAZINE 6 (2020).

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Beneficial and Ethical ODR for Family Issues, with Leah Wing, __ FAMILY COURT REVIEW __ (forthcoming 2020).

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Empowering Consumers Through Online Dispute Resolution, 1 THE INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION NEWS 14 (2017).

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Working Papers

Making Smart Contracts “Smarter” With Arbitration, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-18 (2020).

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ODR Providers Operating in the U.S. with Janet Martinez, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-14 (to be included in their book chapter, ODR in the United States, in Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice: A Treatise on Technology and Dispute Resolution (Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Ethan Katsh and Daniel Rainey Eds. 2020)).

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Reviving the “New Handshake” in the Wake of Epidemics, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper no.2020-10

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Dangers of Digitizing Due Process, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-01.

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