This course will discuss not only the governing legal framework for domestic arbitration but also how to approach arbitration as a practitioner, with a particular focus on arbitrations in the employment and consumer contexts. Students will consider on what grounds arbitration can be compelled or, in the alternative, opposed. Students will also learn how arbitrations are actually conducted and the key practical differences between arbitration and litigation. Finally, students will consider the policy implications of the trend toward resolving disputes through arbitration rather than litigation. The course will utilize simulations, role-playing exercises, mock arguments, and similar methodologies to ensure that students are active and engaged discussion participants.