Professor Amy J. Schmitz

University of Missouri

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Drake University (’92)
JD, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Minnesota Law School (’95)

Professor Amy J. Schmitz joined the University of Missouri School of Law faculty 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. Prior to teaching, Professor Schmitz was in legal practice with large law firms in Seattle and Minneapolis. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable James B. Loken, Chief Judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Professor Schmitz teaches courses in Contracts, Lawyering, Dispute Resolution in the Digital Age, Major Research Projects, Secured Transactions, Arbitration, International Arbitration, and Consumers and the Law (service learning). Her current research explores online dispute resolution in varied exchange contexts, with special focus on consumer claims and means for consumers to obtain remedies. She also has been active in recent debates regarding consumer protection, contract, arbitration, and contracting behavior.

Recent speaking engagements include events at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C.; International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, University of Leicester in England; University of Ghent in Belgium; Stanford Law School; University of Arizona Law School; Pepperdine Law School; University of California Hastings; Loyola in Chicago; Wake Forest University; and American Bar Association Meetings. She also serves on the Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee on Commercial and Related Consumer Law, is the Co-Chair of the ABA Technology and Dispute Resolution Committee and is the ABA Liaison for UNCITRAL.  She also has taught in South Africa, Paris and England, and has been an expert and liaison for the United Nations working group seeking to create a global online mechanism for resolution of e-contract disputes.

ODR Initiatives:
Consumer Outreach: (website and app)
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