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Arbitration Conversation No. 40: Prof. Nicolas Vermeys of the University of Montreal Law School

by Nicolas Vermeys, Amy Schmitz

December 2020

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Prof. Nicolas Vermeys, Dean of Programs at the Université de Montréal’s Faculté de droit, a researcher at the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), and the associate director of the Cyberjustice Laboratory. He is also a visiting professor of law at both William & Mary (USA) and the University of Fortaleza (Brazil).

Nicolas Vermeys

Nicolas W. Vermeys, LL.B. (Université de Montréal), LL.M. (Université de Montréal), LL.D.(Université de Montréal), CISSP, is a professor at the Université de Montréal’s Faculté de droit, the co-director of the e-commerce masters’ program offered by the Faculty of Law at the University of Montréal in collaboration with HEC Montréal and the Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelle de l’Université de Montréal. He is also the associate director ofthe Cyberjustice Laboratory, and serves as a legal advisor for the law firm of Legault Joly Thiffault. Mr. Vermeys is a certified information system security professional (CISSP) as recognised by (ISC), and is the author of numerous publications relating to the impact of technology on the law. Mr. Vermeys’ research focuses on legal issues pertaining to information security, developments in the field of cyberjustice, and other questions relating to the impact of technological innovations on the law


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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