Golden Gate University Law Review


Allan E. Morgan


This essay proposes a structure of ADR consistent with the early vision of the commercial sector towards arbitration. ADR as practiced today does not satisfy that vision. Examining current methods of dispute resolution suggests that ADR is a bit like the Emperor's new clothes. The "alternatives" are illusory at best! Finally we go in search of the Emperor's new clothes and conclude that the key to meaningful alternatives hangs in the problem solving closet.