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<xTITLE>Arbitration Conversation No. 27: Prof. Rick Bales of Ohio Northern School of Law</xTITLE>

Arbitration Conversation No. 27: Prof. Rick Bales of Ohio Northern School of Law

by Rick Bales, Amy Schmitz
October 2020

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Prof. Rick Bales of Ohio Northern School of Law on labor arbitration in the time of COVID.
 

 

Biography



Rick Bales Professor is a faculty member at Ohio Northern University College of Law, where he teaches a variety of labor/employment and ADR courses. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles and authored or co-authored eight books on a variety of topics related to labor/employment/ADR. Rick also is a part-time labor arbitrator and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

He has spoken widely on topics pertaining to innovative ways of teaching employment and labor law courses.  Recent presentations have been in Berlin, Brisbane, Cartagena, Moscow, Paris, Phnom Penh, Prato (Italy), Saigon, and Siem Reap. He has twice been selected as a Fulbright Specialist, once each to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

Before coming to ONU Law, Dean Bales was a faculty member at NKU Chase College of Law, where he was the Director of the Advocacy Center and he was Associate Dean of Faculty Development.  Before that, he taught at the University of Montana Law School, Southern Methodist University Law School, and University of Houston Law School.  Prior to his teaching career Dean Bales litigated employment cases for the Houston-based law firm of Baker & Botts and the Cleveland-based law firm of Baker & Hostetler.


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.