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University of Missouri Law Professor S.I. Strong, guru of international class arbitration, has two new intriguing publications coming out soon.  In both works, she discuss the academic debate about the appropriate international arbitration rules for dealing with large groups of similar claims and discuss the ways in which multi-party or representative procedures are likely to evolve outside the United States.  Strong examines the common conception of “class action arbitration” as a “uniquely American device” and posits that a system of multi-party arbitration, better characterized as “collective” arbitration than “class” arbitration, may be more likely to emerge as the predominant procedural device in international disputes subject to arbitration.

Drafts of both articles are available for download at SSRN via the links below.

From Class to Collective: The De-Americanization of Class Arbitration, 26 ARBITRATION INTERNATIONAL 493 (2010)

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1656511

Class Arbitration Outside the United States: Reading the Tea Leaves, DOSSIER VII – MULTIPARTY ARBITRATION (ICC Institute of World Business Law, 2010).

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1517272

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