Course Description:This seminar will examine the law and practice of domestic commercial arbitration. Topics for study likely will include the essential characteristics of arbitration, the interaction between federal and state arbitration law, the division of authority between arbitrators and courts, the judging of consent to arbitrate, a detailed examination of the arbitration process and arbitration practice, class arbitration, and judicial review of arbitration awards. In any given year, discussion may focus on arbitration cases currently pending on the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket. Finally, the course also may touch briefly on issues arising in labor arbitration and international arbitration. Students will be required to write a final course paper that may be used to satisfy the Supervised Analytical Writing Requirement. Enrollment is limited to 15 students.