In his International Arbitration column, John Fellas discusses the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration—a 12-year effort primarily concerned with the role of the U.S. courts with respect to arbitration proceedings. The author describes it as a "majestic, comprehensive, and clear account of the U.S. law of international and investor-state arbitration that belongs on the shelf of everyone involved those fields."
"In international arbitration cases, billions of dollars and the validity of government regulations can be at stake, so it is imperative parties are able to choose the best arbitrator to settle their disputes. A University of Kansas law professor is part of a project working to improve the information available to parties in such cases, making the process fairer and more efficient and increasing the diversity of people deciding international arbitration cases.
Prof. Chris Drahozal delivers the 2013 Schwartz Lecture on “Error Correction and the Supreme Court’s Arbitration Docket."
What is it about arbitration law and the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) that results in error correction and factbound decision-making playing such a significant role in the Court's decisions? That question formed the focus of University of Kansas Law Professor Chris Drahozal’s 2013 Schwartz Lecture in Dispute Resolution, held on March 28, 2013 in Saxbe Auditorium.
Chris Drahozal, the John M. Rounds Professor of Law, was featured in a Legal Newsline article on the appeal of a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling.
Christopher Drahozal, a professor at the University of Kansas Law School, said the Horton case is a federal-federal conflict rather than a federal-state conflict as is Concepcion.
"The case seems to turn on the definition of "concerted activity" under the NLRA," he said in an interview.