This course is intended to familiarize students to the process of domestic arbitration an how arbitration differs from traditional courtroom litigation. Subjects covered include the theory of arbitration; a review of the Federal Arbitration Act and Article 75 of NY CPLR; a detailed analysis of how the process works; the rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), JAMS and CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR); issues involved in the drafting of arbitration clauses; and judicial review and control of the arbitration process. Students will read an assortment of law review articles and judicial opinions. A casebook will serve as the primary source. In addition, students will read opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court handed down since the casebook was published and selected journal articles. Students will be required to role-play the negotiation and drafting of an arbitration clause. Students will be required to pass a written exam that will include a section devoted to draftsmanship.