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Selected resources for researching the law of arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), often used to resolve contractual disputes, particularly in international commercial transactions, as well as in employment law.


The following databases contain arbitration materials:

  • Bloomberg Law > Labor & Employment Law Practice Center > Labor Arbitration
  • Kluwer Arbitration
  • Westlaw's Practical Law: content designed for transactional lawyers and provides model documents with drafting and negotiating tips, step-by-step checklists, and updates on the latest legal and market developments including in the area of ADR and arbitration.

Kluwer Arbitration

A leading online resource for international arbitration research, Kluwer Arbitration contains a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including the full text of bilateral investment treaties, arbitration conventions, national legislation, and ICC cases and awards. Additional content is provided by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and the International Arbitration Institute.

For an overview of Kluwer Arbitration, there is also a short video.

Bloomberg Law Labor & Employment Practice Center: Labor Arbitration

Bloomberg Law:

Primary law sources:

  • Case law
    • Provides full-text of judicial, administrative, and arbitrator opinions and rulings.
    • Find a case by citation, keyword, or Headnote Finder.
  • Federal and state laws and regulations and agency documents.

Secondary sources:

  • BNA editorial analysis and guidance.
  • Practice tools of checklists, client letters, and forms.
  • Includes BNA Insights series of articles and videos from expert practitioners that helps you understand the implications of key legal developments, legislative activity, and trends.
  • Includes the treatise International Labor and Employment Laws (3d ed.) by William L. Keller et al. (Tarlton also has this title available in print.)
  • News: track firms in the news, and find out about law firm changes.

Also contains additional current awareness materials, noted separately in this guide.