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Arbitration Conversation No. 12: Arbitrator Katherine Haennicke from AAA

by Katherine Haennicke, Amy Schmitz

July 2020

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Arbitrator Katherine Haennicke from the American Arbitration Association about pro se parties in arbitration.


Katherine Haennicke is currently a member of the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association.  During her tenure, she handled a number of arbitrations ranging from consumer protection laws and employment claims to breach of contract and breach of warranty cases.  Katherine also has experience representing parties in arbitrator, as she is a former litigator.


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. Prior to 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. 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 exploring AI and ODR. Professor Schmitz 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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