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Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation Research Guide

This guide is for students conducting introductory research in the area of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration.

Primary Sources

Statutes

The Federal Arbitration Act (Title 9, US Code)

Full text from the Cornell University Legal Information Institute.  The Federal Arbitration Act is codified in Title 9, US Code, Section 1 - 14.  It was first enacted February 12, 1925 (43 Stat. 883), codified July 30, 1947 (61 Stat. 669), and amended September 3, 1954 (68 Stat. 1233).  Chapter 2 was added July 31, 1970 (84 Stat. 692), two new Sections were passed by the Congress in October of 1988 and renumbered on December 1, 1990 (PLS 669 and 702); Chapter 3 was added on August 15, 1990 (PL 101-369); and Section 10 was amended on November 15, 1990, August 26, 1992, and May 7, 2002.

Arbitration Decisions and Awards