Top 12 ADR Programs of 2021

top ADR Programs

In the second part of a series focusing on introducing the best resources on ADR, this article will look at the top 12 best law school dispute resolution programs.  Each year, US News ranks universities, law schools, and other graduate schools based on their academic strength, professors, programs, and admissions, along with a host of …

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Class Action Arbitration: The Legality and Related Waiver Clauses

One of the most bitterly contested issues in arbitration law over the last twenty years is the legality of class action arbitration and waivers thereof.  Professor Elizabeth Tippett calls it the $100 million dollar question for Uber, referring to that company’s high-stakes employee misclassification litigation under wage and hour laws. Of course, Uber isn’t the …

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Fact Finding Arbitration

The year 1619 marked the first strike on American soil. It occurred in the Jamestown colony of what is now Virginia, and was then an English colony. Shipyard workers who were denied the vote because they were not of English descent refused to work.  Jamestown Company officials bowed to the pressure and work resumed. Despite …

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Arbitrator Training: Becoming an Arbitrator

So you want to be an arbitrator and learn about arbitrator training? That’s not surprising. The US Department of Labor estimates that between now and 2029, the demand for arbitrators will grow at twice the rate expected for other occupations.  And should you reach the top of the field, you can expect to be richly …

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How does arbitration work – Legal Terms Clarified

If someone were to ask me “How does arbitration work?” I could only give the most basic definition in response without the answers to a number of questions. Arbitration is an adjudicatory alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, in which the parties consent to have a neutral third party or parties decide the outcome of a …

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Arbitration vs. Litigation: What Is The Difference?

Choosing whether to pursue arbitration vs. litigation hinges on several factors that parties should carefully consider as they decide on how to resolve their dispute(s). Once a dispute reaches the point where it is clear that the parties cannot reach an agreement and need a third party to decide the dispute, it will likely end …

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A Predispute Arbitration Clause – Arbitration Agreement Explained

Agreeing to arbitration before a dispute: in most signed contracts, there are predispute arbitration clauses.  Businesses and companies have been implementing arbitration as a way to resolve disputes outside of traditional litigation.  It creates a space for parties to resolve disputes confidently and efficiently while still issuing a binding decision for the parties to follow. …

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What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a blanket term used to speak to a series of defined processes that conflicting parties can use as an alternative to traditional litigation. The principle is comprised of two traditional methods for settling disputes that opposing parties may opt for when an agreement is being sought. The first is mediation, …

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Should I sign an arbitration agreement? Everything You Need to Know

If you have ever signed a contract of any kind, you have probably asked, “Should I sign an arbitration agreement?”  The most common place that people may see an arbitration agreement that gives them pause is in an employment agreement.  Many companies have been begun to include arbitration agreements in their contracts with employees because …

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How to Prepare for a Real Estate Arbitration?

How to prepare for a real estate arbitration? When problems arise in buying or selling real estate, many participants have started to turn to real estate arbitration and mediation.  Buying and selling real estate is a big decision, whether it is a family home or a giant corporate center.  Negotiating and agreeing on a price …

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