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This is an introduction to articles submitted as part of the Saltman Center for Dispute Resolution’s Symposium, Rethinking the Federal Arbitration Act: An Examination of Whether and How the Statute Should be Amended. The panelist’s remarks are divided into five categories: whether and when arbitration agreements ought to be enforceable, how responsibilities and legal issues should be divided among arbitrators and courts, terms under which courts should be able to vacate arbitral awards, multi-jurisdictional issues brought into play by the Federal Arbitration Act and its interpretation, and the FAA through a wide-angle lens rather than focusing on particular narrow aspects that might be in need of reform.

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8 Nev. L.J. 1 (2007).