Alternative Dispute Resolution: ADR Generally

Updated February 25, 2013.

Prepared by Cheryl Nyberg (2009) and updated by Anna Endter (2013) for Prof. Alan Kirtley's ADR Seminar.

This guide identifies major print and online resources for several types alternative dispute resolution practices and processes. Access to LexisNexis and Westlaw are restricted to UW School of Law faculty, students, staff and other subscribers. LegalTrac and HeinOnline are available to all Gallagher Law Library visitors and to University of Washington faculty, students, and staff [UW Restricted].

See also these related Gallagher guides:



Legal > Area of Law By Topic > Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • federal and state laws, regulations, cases, court rules
  • arbitration awards and decisions
  • law review articles and news
  • treatises and forms
  • directories
  • ADR rules and procedures

Topical Practice Areas > Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • federal cases and laws
  • arbitration awards and decisions from federal agencies, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the International Chamber of Commerce, and other entities
  • directories and arbitrator biographies
  • treatises, forms, and model clauses
  • ADR-SPECIALIST: a combined database with "treatises, practice guides, journals, law reviews and arbitration materials covering all aspects of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) law"



The following is a partial list of books on alternative dispute resolution that are available in the Law Library. Some of these items are also available on LexisNexis or Westlaw.

Grenig, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 3d ed. KF9084 .G55 2005 at Reference Area & Westlaw: ADR

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide. KF9085.A933 2012 at Reference Area & Westlaw: ADRPG

Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell, 3d ed. KF9084.Z9 N65 2008 at Reference Area

Dispute Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation, and Other Processes, 5th ed. KF9084.G65 2007 at Classified Stacks

How ADR Works. KF3425.H69 2002 at Classified Stacks

Principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2d ed. (Concise hornbook series) KF9084.W367 2007 at Reference Area

For more books, search the Gallagher Law Library catalog: Dispute resolution (Law) -- United States



Articles and legal periodicals are available from a number of sources. In addition to searching  LexisNexis, and Westlaw, you can search LegalTrac and HeinOnline for articles.


HeinOnline (UW Restricted).

Try searching the Law Journal Library for full text of articles relating to ADR.


ADR Law Review Articles, Combined


Selected dispute resolution journals/articles:

CDZJCR: Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution

DRJ: Dipute Resolution Journal

JDR: Journal of Dispute Resolution

JLR: a combined file of law reviews, bar journals, and continuing legal education materials


Websites & Organizations

Washington State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Blog

Association for Conflict Resolution, ACR Blog

American Arbitration Association University: Resources
Guides, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), documents and reports about alternative dispute resolution in general, and about its application in particular areas or industries. AAA provides links to the laws and statutes from which ADR, both in the U.S. and internationally.


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