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<xTITLE>Arbitration Conversation No. 45: Prof. Stephen Ware, Kansas University School of Law</xTITLE>

Arbitration Conversation No. 45: Prof. Stephen Ware, Kansas University School of Law

by Stephen Ware, Amy Schmitz
February 2021

In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Stephen J. Ware, the Frank Edwards Tyler Distinguished Professor of Law at the Kansas University School of Law.

 

 

 

Biography



 

Stephen Ware is the author of four books, 44 law review articles and many other publications. His writings have been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States and in at least 32 other federal and state cases. Ware's scholarly interests include judicial selectionalternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation, negotiation), commercial law (including bankruptcy), and private law generally. A versatile teacher, he has taught at six law schools, including Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, where he was a faculty member for 10 years before joining KU in 2003. He was named as the Frank Edwards Tyler Distinguished Professor of Law in 2019.

 

Outside the classroom, Steve Ware actively helps KU Law students as the coach of the KU Law bankruptcy moot court team and faculty adviser to the KU Law chapter of the Federalist Society.

 

Ware has testified before the United States Senate and House of Representativesstate legislatures and, as an expert witness, in court. He is a frequent speaker at academic conferences, continuing legal education programs and other events. He has appeared on several television and radio stations and been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal in 20002007 and 2015, USA Today, Financial Times, National Law Journal and many other news outlets. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and has served, at various times in his career, on the editorial board of the Journal of Legal Education and as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

 


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.