Bibliography of Law Review Articles on Binding Mandatory Arbitration

Alderman, Richard M., Pre-Dispute Mandatory Arbitration in Consumer Contracts: A Call for Reform, 38 Houston L. Rev. 1237, 1263 (2001).

Alderman, Richard M., The Future of Consumer Law in the United States - Hello Arbitration, Bye-Bye Courts, So-Long Consumer Protection, U. of Houston Law Center No. 2007-W-02, (September 19, 2007), available at

Budnitz, Mark E., Arbitration of Disputes between Consumers and Financial Institutions: A Serious Threat to Consumer Protection, 10 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 267, 285–86, 339 (1995).

Burch, Thomas, Necessity Never Made a Good Bargain: When Consumer Arbitration Agreements Prohibit Class Relief, 31 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 1005, 1028 (2004).

Cappalli, Richard B., Arbitration of Consumer Claims: The Sad Case of Two-Time Victim Terry Johnson or Where Have You Gone Learned Hand?, 10 BU. Pub. Int. L. J. 366, 400–01 (2001).

Demaine, Linda J. and Deborah R. Hensler, “Volunteering” to Arbitrate Through Predispute Arbitration Clauses: The Average Consumer’s Experience, 67 Law & Contemp. Probs. 55 (2004), available at

Dunham, Edward Wood, The Arbitration Clause as Class Action Shield, 16 Franchise L. J. 141, 142 (1997).

Feingold, Russell D., Mandatory Arbitration: What Process is Due?, 39 Harv. J. on Legis. 281, 284 (2002).

Gilles, Myriam, Opting Out of Liability: The Forthcoming Near-Total Demise of the Modern Class Action, 30 Cardozo L. Sch. Working Paper No. 100 (2004).

Malin, Martin, Privatizing Justice—But By How Much? Questions Gilmer Did Not Answer, 16 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 589, 592 (2001).

Moses, Margaret L., Privatized “Justice”, 36 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, 536 (2005).

Moses, Margaret L., Statutory Misconstruction: How the Supreme Court Created a Federal Arbitration Law Never Enacted by Congress, 34 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 99 (2006).

Reuben, Richard C., The Dark Side of ADR, Cal. Law., at 53 (February 1994).

Reuben, Richard C., Democracy and Dispute Resolution: The Problem of Arbitration, 67 Law & Contemp. Probs. 279 (Winter/Spring 2004).

Scarpino, Julia A.,   Mandatory Arbitration of Consumer Disputes: A Proposal to Ease the Financial Burden on Low-Income Consumers, 10 AM. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol’y and L. 679, 680 (2002).

Schwartz, David S., Enforcing Small Print to Protect Big Business: Employee and Consumer Rights Claims in an Age of Compelled Arbitration, Wis. L. Rev. 33 (1997).

Schwartz, David S., Correcting Federalism Mistakes in Statutory Interpretation: The Supreme Court and the Federal Arbitration Act, 67 Law & Contemp. Probs. 5 (Winter/Spring 2004).

Siegel, Andrew M., The Court Against the Courts: Hostility to Litigation as an Organizing Theme in the Rehnquist Court’s Jurisprudence, 84 Texas Law Review 1097 (April 2006).

Smith, Shelly, Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts: Consumer Protection and the Circumvention of the Judicial System, 50 DePaul L. Rev. 1191, 1234 (2001).

Speidel, Richard E., Consumer Arbitration of Statutory Claims: Has Pre-Dispute (Mandatory) Arbitration Outlived Its Welcome?, 40 Ariz. L. Rev. 1069, 1092 (1998).

Sternlight, Jean, Panacea or Corporate Tool?: Debunking the Supreme Court’s Preference for Binding Arbitration, 74 Wash. U. L. Q. 637, 692 (1996).

Sternlight, Jean R., Rethinking the Constitutionality of the Supreme Court’s Preference for Binding Arbitration: A Fresh Assessment of Jury Trial, Separation of Powers, and Due Process Concerns, 72 Tulane Law Review 1 (November 1997).

Sternlight, Jean R., As Mandatory Binding Arbitration Meets the Class Action, Will the Class Action Survive?, 42 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1 (2000).

Sternlight, Jean R., Mandatory Binding Arbitration and the Demise of the Seventh Amendment Right to a Jury Trial, 16 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 669 (2001).

Sternlight, Jean R., Is the U.S. Out on a Limb? Comparing the U.S. Approach to Mandatory Consumer and Employment Arbitration to that of the Rest of the World, 56 U. Miami L. Rev. 831 (2002).

Sternlight, Jean R., Should an Arbitration Provision Trump the Class Action? No: Permitting Companies to Skirt Class Actions Through Mandatory Arbitration Would Be Dangerous and Unwise, Disp. Resol. Mag., at 13 (Spring 2002).

Sternlight, Jean R., The Rise and Spread of Mandatory Arbitration as a Substitute for the Jury Trial, 38 U.S.F. L. Rev. 17, 35-38 (2003).

Sternlight, Jean R. and Elizabeth J. Jensen, Using Arbitration to Eliminate Consumer Class Actions: Efficient Business Practice of Unconscionable Abuse?, 67 Law & Contemp. Probs. 75 (2004).

Sternlight, Jean R., Creeping Mandatory Arbitration: Is it Just?, 57 Stan. L. Rev. 1631, 1649 (2005).

Weiner, Eric, Even in Victory: Darcy Ting Defeated AT&T, Yet the Consumer-At-Large Again Has Lost, 4 Cardozo Online J. of Conflict Resol. 1 (2002) available at

Wilson, Jack, “No-Class-Action Arbitration Clauses,” State-Law Unconscionability, and the Federal Arbitration Act: A Case for Federal Judicial Restraint and Congressional Action, 23 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 737, 773 (2004).

The Supreme Court, 2002 Term: Leading Cases, Federal Statutes and Regulations, 117 Harv. L. Rev. 390, 410-20 (2003).