Arbitration & Access to Justice


Petition: Tell the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to put consumer financial security above Wall Street by stopping forced arbitration Sign the Petition to Stop Forced Arbitration

Issue Brief: The Arbitration Fairness Act of 2013

Press Release: CFPB Study Shines Light on Forced Arbitration

A major impediment to consumer vindication of their rights is the widespread use of mandatory arbitration clauses and class action bans in consumer contracts.  This section of our website contains materials relating to various approaches to attack such clauses.  A model state law limits the use of such clauses while not being preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act.  A consumer law treatise, Consumer Arbitration Agreements, provides tactics to challenge arbitration agreements' enforceability.  Testimony and comments support federal legislation limiting mandatory arbitration.

Policy Analysis

Policy Briefs, Reports and Press Releases




  • Testimony: Recent Developments in the Forced Arbitration Market and the Continued Need for Protective Legislation
    - Exhibit I, Exhibit II, Exhibit III, Exhibit IV, Exhibit V

Model State Laws Limiting Arbitration

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