Amy J. Schmitz holds the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Endowed Chair in Law at Moritz. She serves as co-director of the Translational Data Analytics Institute Responsible Data Science Community of Practice and is the director of the JusticeTech Capstone and Fellowship Program, while also working with the Program on Dispute Resolution, Program on Data Governance and the Divided Community Project. Professor Schmitz teaches courses in Arbitration, Contracts, Lawyering and Problem-Solving, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), Social Media and Conflict, AI, Data Analytics and the Law, International Arbitration, and Consumer Law.
A distinguished scholar, Professor Schmitz has published over 75 articles in law journals and books, is a co-author of a leading casebook, Resolving Disputes: Theory, Practice and Law (Aspen 2021), the new book with Stipanowich, Arbitration: Practice, Policy and Law (Aspen 2022) and a book with C. Rule, The New Handshake: Online Dispute Resolution and the Future of Consumer Protection. Schmitz also hosts The Arbitration Conversation, a highly regarded podcast that has reached over 100 webisodes, and over 16 audio podcasts.
Before joining the faculty at Ohio State, Professor Schmitz taught at the University of Missouri School of Law and Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution as the Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law and at the University of Colorado School of Law. Prior to teaching, Schmitz clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and practiced law with large law firms in Seattle and Minneapolis, with a specialty in arbitration.
Schmitz has won many awards for work, including the American Association of Law Schools Section Award for Technology, Law and Legal Education, the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Professional Outstanding Book Award and Outstanding Professional Article Award, and the Loyd E. Roberts Memorial Prize in the Administration of Justice. Schmitz also is a Fulbright Specialist in arbitration and ODR and has been elected to the American Law Institute.