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Toward a New Federal Law on Arbitration

Thomas E. Carbonneau


The book endeavors to repair the long-standing problem of updating the official text of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). It aims to transform the FAA into a genuine national law of arbitration based exclusively on the federal rules applicable to arbitration. Enacted as a special interest bill in 1925, the FAA positioned arbitration well among specialized merchant communities. Its principles relating to the legitimacy of arbitration contracts and the limited judicial supervision of arbitral awards laid the foundation for a more complex and effective legal regulation of arbitration. Despite th ... More

Keywords: Federal Arbitration Act, FAA, law of arbitration, merchant communities, limited judicial supervision, arbitral jurisdiction, workable adjudication, adjudicatory due process, decisional principles, arbitration statute

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199965519
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965519.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas E. Carbonneau, author
Penn State Law

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