What is ADR?
The term "alternative dispute resolution" (or ADR) refers to any method of settling disputes outside of litigation. It typically includes arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. This LibGuide will provide the user with basic information and resources about ADR and its various methods of dispute resolution.
- Introductory ADR Texts
- ADR Journals and Law Reviews
- Helpful ADR Websites
- Helpful ADR Databases and Tools
Introductory ADR Texts
The following resources provide basic information about ADR so the user can gain an understanding of the concepts and practices. The Law Library has many more books on the subject. For more specific information about arbitration, mediation, and negotiation click on the corresponding tabs.
If you would like to search the Law Library Catalog for books on the subject yourself, consider searching with the following subject headings:
- compromise (law)
- compromise (law) -- united states
- compromise (law) -- north carolina
- dispute resolution (law)
- dispute resolution (law) -- united states
- dispute resolution (law) -- north carolina
You may also wish to scan the shelves for titles that interest you. Books on ADR are located in call number ranges KF 9084 and KFN 7960.3.
ADR Journals & Law Reviews
The following journals and law reviews cover the broad topic of ADR. NCCU Law Library users can access these materials through print or electronic databases like HeinOnline, LexisNexis, or Westlaw. (If you wish to access these materials through HeinOnline, LexisNexis, or Westlaw you will be required to enter a username and password.)
- Dispute Resolution Journal of the American Arbitration Association (Westlaw)
- Dispute Resolution magazine
- Journal of Dispute Resolution (LexisNexis, HeinOnline)
- Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal (HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Westlaw)
- Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution (HeinOnline, LexisNexis)
Helpful ADR Websites
The following websites provide basic information about ADR and organizations involved with ADR.
Helpful ADR Databases & Tools
LexisNexis (username and password required): To access ADR materials on LexisNexis, go to Area of Law by Topic. Select "View More" and then select "Alternative Dispute Resolution". Doing so will grant you access to cases, statutes, ADR rules and procedures, arbitration awards, and more.
Westlaw Classic (username and password required): Westlaw Classic offers users several access points to ADR specific materials.
- Directory - Topical Practice Areas - Alternative Dispute Resolution: This area of Westlaw Classic will provide users with easy access to federal cases and laws, treatises, forms, and model clauses among other things.
- ADR-SPECIALIST database: This specific database contains "treatises, practice guides, journals, law reviews and arbitration materials covering all aspects of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) law."
Westlaw Next (username and password required): To access ADR materials in Westlaw Next, select Secondary Sources from the All Content tab. Then select Texts & Treatises. Look under the By Topic section and select Alternative Dispute Resolution.