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Arbitration Conversation No. 2 - Amy chats with Professor David Larson

by David Larson, Amy Schmitz

June 2020

In this episode of Arbitration Conversation Amy speaks with Professor Dave Larson of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law on accessibility in mediation, arbitration, and online dispute resolution

David Larson

Professor of Law, Senior Fellow and former Director, Dispute Resolution Institute, Hamline University School of Law. Professor Larson was a member of the American Bar Association’s E-commerce and ADR Task Force, was one of the founders of the International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution, created the ADR and Technology course for Hamline University, and was a U.S. West Technology Fellow. He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment, a Hearing Examiner for the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, an arbitrator for the Omaha Tribe, and currently serves as an independent arbitrator. He is a Qualified Neutral under Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114; his other articles discussing Technology Mediated Dispute Resolution are available at

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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