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The committee was established in 1973 and presented its recommendations to a membership meeting in April 1975. Following this membership discussion, some changes were made in the committee’s report, summarized here. The report concerns consideration and rejection of a merger of the Academy with the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR); the size of …

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Academy President Barrett states that the common law of the shop has developed as a result of arbitrators’ decisions that have spelled out what guidelines must be followed by the parties. Nonetheless, he advises that where the law of the shop has been well-defined, drawing increasingly fine distinctions can end up lacking substantial difference, and …

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Problems in opinion-writing: A panel discussion

The panel discusses some general criticisms of and ideas for improving written opinions, and their individual writing styles.

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