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Alternative Dispute Resolution Research

Information about researching common ADR methodologies, including arbitration, negotiation, mediation, and more.


Arbitration is a common method of dispute resolution that is used by contracting parties. If a contract has an arbitration clause and a dispute arises, a neutral arbitrator can issue legally-enforceable resolution to the dispute (an arbitration award).

Advantages to arbitration include preserving confidentiality, saving legal fees, and, potentially, more limited discovery than a court trial.

Important Note:
The law library has a separate research guide for international commercial arbitration research. This guide includes instructions for using arbitration databases like Kluwer Arbitration, Investor-State Law Guide, Juris', and others. 

Arbitration Books

Below is a list of selected books on arbitration. 

Note: Books in the law library are organized by subject. Browse the shelves near the books listed below to find related titles.

Arbitration Journals and Periodicals

Electronic Materials for Arbitration Research

Uniform Arbitration Act

The Uniform Laws Annotated (ULA) includes two model acts on arbitration, the Uniform Arbitration Act of 1956 and the Uniform Arbitration Act of 2000.  These links will take you directly to those acts in the ULA in WestlawNext (user credentials required).  

To see how and when these acts have been adopted in various U.S. jurisdictions, click the Refs and Annos link in the table of contents.

The HLSL collection also has the ULA in print format.

VIS Arbitration Moot