Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution that offers an alternative to court adjudication. The parties jointly select an independent arbitrator or arbitration panel and agree to be bound by the decision of that person or tribunal. Arbitration is used in many contexts around the world to resolve contractual disagreements as well as disputes over the application of international law. The Teaching Negotiation Resource Center (TNRC) offers arbitration teaching materials for use in law school curricula and in professional training programs.
Author(s): Marjorie Corman Aaron and JAMS/Endispute
Four-person mediation and/or arbitration of a personal injury claim, among plaintiff, plaintiff's lawyer, and counsel for defendant's insurance company; arbitrator roles include possible plaintiff or defense bias
Five- or six-person mediation between manufacturing company management and a former employee (and their respective counsel) regarding the employee's departure amid allegations of sexual harassment; optional extra role for manager accused of harassment
Prof. Susskind’s Top 5 Environmental Negotiation Teaching Materials
From time to time, the Teaching Negotiation Resource Center asks PON-affiliated faculty to nominate their top five books, top five teaching videos or top five role-play simulations in certain fields or teaching settings. These change periodically.