In this episode of the Arbitration Conversation Amy interviews Nicolás Lozada Pimiento, a partner of the firm Rincón Cuéllar & Asociados and professor of arbitration, trade and business law at the universities Externado de Colombia, Javeriana, Sabana and Santo Tomás.
Nicolás Lozada-Pimiento is a techno-enthusiast Colombian lawyer, both professor at Externado University and partner at Bogota-based firm Rincón Cuéllar & Asociados. He is also an arbitrator at several Colombian and Spanish arbitration centers.
His main fields of interest and practice are LegalTech, Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Law.
Since attending law school, Nicolás has been concerned with the ineffective nature of the Colombian judicial system and has made it his personal mission to improve legal adjudication in his country with the use of technology. In 2012, Nicolás was appointed Colombia’s delegate to UNCITRAL Group III on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). This led him to conduct research, promote legal reform and become a speaker on the topic, including giving a Ted Talk (https://lnkd.in/eQmg8er).
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.