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.
Below is a list of selected books on arbitration.
Below is a list of selected arbitration journals.
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.