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Suzanne J. Schmitz Publications


"ADR 101," Chapter 2 in Alternative Dispute Resolution(Springfield, IL.: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2001).

Illinois Court of Claims," Chapter 12 in Illinois Administrative Law (Springfield, IL.: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1991).


"Reinvigorating the 1L Curriculum: Sequenced 'Writing Across the Curriculum' Assignments as the Foundation for Producing Practice-Ready Law Graduates." 36 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 287-315 (2012) (with Alice M. Noble-Allgire).

"Carter: A Victory for Consumer Arbitration in Illinois." 99Illinois Bar Journal 88-91 (2011) (with W. Eugene Basanta).

"Illinois Family Mediations: The Case Against Allowing GALS." 98 Illinois Bar Journal 576-77, 586 (2010).

"Universal Instructional Design: Engaging the Whole Class." 19 Widener Law Journal 183-214 (2009) (with Douglas K. Rush).

"Guardians ad Litem Do Not Belong in Family Mediations." 8Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 221-242 (2008).

"How Would Blackstone Teach Today's Law Students With Learning Disabilities? A Proposal." Forum on Public Policy Online, Winter 2007 edition.

"Improving Students' Planning for the Bar Exam May Improve Bar Performance." The Learning Curve (AALS Section on Academic Support) 11-13 (Fall 2006).

"Developing Blogs as Academic Support Tools." The Learning Curve (AALS Section on Academic Support) 7-8 (Spring 2006).

"Practical Lessons from the First Circuit Mediation Program." 94 Illinois Bar Journal 30-33 (2006).

"A Critique of the Illinois Circuit Rules Concerning Court-Ordered Mediation." 36 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 783-818 (2005).

"What’s the Harm?: Rethinking the Role of Domestic Violence Advocates and the Unauthorized Practice of Law." 10 William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law 295-317 (2004).

"The Role of Law Schools in Improving Access to Justice: The Story of the Southern Illinois University School of Law and the Family Mediation Program." 28 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 1-11 (2003).

"Telephone Mediations: Tips for Doing Them Well." 9 Dispute Resolution Magazine 32-34 (Summer 2003).

"Survey of Illinois Law: Mandatory Arbitration." 25 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 925-941 (2001).

"What Should We Teach in ADR Courses? Concepts and Skills for Lawyers Representing Clients in Mediation." 6Harvard Negotiation Law Review 189-210 (2001).

"When Playing by the Rules Did Not Work—The Good Black: A True Story of Race in America." 25 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 563-570 (2001).

"Negotiating with Batterers in Order of Protection Cases, or Another Way to Get the Better of the Batterer." Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence Newsletter(Spring/Summer 2001)  (with Sheila J. Simon).

"Getting the Better of the Batterer—How to Negotiate with Respondents in Order of Protection Cases." 6 ISBA Catalyst 5-7 (March 2001) (with Sheila J. Simon).

"Survey of Illinois Law: Mandatory Arbitration." 24 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 723-736 (2000) (with Matthew J. Smith).

"Survey of Illinois Law: Mandatory Arbitration." 23 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 843-858 (1999) (with Theresa M. Cameron and Joel E. Lueck).

"Giving Meaning to the Second Generation of ADR Education: Attorneys' Duty to Learn about ADR and What They Must Learn." 1999 Journal of Dispute Resolution 29-56.

"Arbitration of Employment Discrimination Claims." 11 DCBA Brief (DuPage County Bar Ass'n)  32-35 (September 1998).

"Mediation and the Elderly: What Mediators Need to Know." 16 Mediation Quarterly 71-84 (Fall 1998).

"Using ADR For Your Client: An Illinois Lawyer's Guide." 85Illinois Bar Journal 64-69 (February 1997).

"What's New at the Courthouse: A Survey of ADR Programs in Illinois." 82 Illinois Bar Journal 134-138 (1994) (with J. Lapinski).