Synopsis By: Zausner - Proceeding Author: Robert L. Howard, Whitley P. McCoy, Maynard E. Pirsig, Russell A. Smith

A panel discussion of a proposed uniform arbitration act (the provisions of which were amended after the Academy rejected an earlier draft). Dean Pirsig supports the then-current Act, which had the objective of promoting arbitration as a means of settling disputes. Versions of existing uniform arbitration acts and provisions of the proposed act are reviewed. The question of whether labor and commercial arbitration should be combined is raised. The author urges the NAA to consider endorsing the amended act. Mr. McCoy favors a uniform arbitration act that covers commercial and excludes labor management arbitration;. Mr. Howard believes such legislation is not necessary, and would exclude commercial arbitration from any revised uniform arbitration act. Comments from a general discussion are included.