Christopher R. Drahozal

School of Law - Law School
John M. Rounds Distinguished Professor of Law
Primary office:
785-864-9239
Green Hall
Room 506
University of Kansas School of Law
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Expertise and Current Research Activity

Arbitration is private judging: parties agree to have private judges (arbitrators) rather than public judges resolve their disputes. Arbitration clauses are commonly included in a wide array of contracts, ranging from consumer and employment contracts to highly complex international deals. Through my research, I hope to help lawyers, policymakers, and others better understand how arbitration works, why parties use arbitration clauses, and what sort of legal regime should govern the use of arbitration.

Consistent with those goals, I am currently assisting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with its statutory-required study of arbitration clauses in consumer financial services contracts. I also am continuing my work on the Restatement, Third, of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration, a comprehensive analysis and restatement of American law on the enforceability of international arbitration agreements and awards.

Education

J.D., with highest distinction, University of Iowa College of Law

B.A., Economics, Washington University

Selected Publications

Coyle, J. F., & Drahozal, C. R. (in press). Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Supply Contracts. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 52.

Drahozal, C. R. (in press). Empirical Findings on International Arbitration: An Overview. In . (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of International Arbitration.

Drahozal, C. R. (in press). Parties: Signatories and Nonsignatories to International Arbitration Agreements. In . (Ed.), Cambridge Compendium on International Arbitration.

Drahozal, C. R. (2018). The Issue Preclusive Effect of Arbitration Awards. In . (Ed.), Mediation and Arbitration of Employment and Consumer Disputes: Proceedings of the NYU 69th Annual Conference on Labor (pp. 81).

Burton, S. & Drahozal, C. R. (2018). Principles of Contract Law (5th ed.).

Drahozal, C. R. (2017). Diversity and Uniformity in International Arbitration Law. Emory International Law Review, 31, 393.

Drahozal, C. R. (2016). AAA Consumer Arbitration. In S. Estreicher & J. Radice (Eds.), Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America (pp. 478). Cambridge University Press.

Drahozal, C. R. (2016). Class Arbitration in the United States. In . (Ed.), Class & Group Actions in Arbitration (pp. 23).

Drahozal, C. R. (2016). The State of Empirical Research on International Commercial Arbitration: 10 Years Later. In S. Brekoulokis (Ed.), The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration: The Next 30 Years (pp. 453). Kluwer Law International.

Drahozal, C. R. (2016). Trade Usages and Implied Terms in the United States. In F. Gélinas (Ed.), Trade Usages and Implied Terms in the Age of Arbitration (pp. 103). Oxford University Press.

Drahozal, C. R. (2016). Innovation in Arbitration Law: The Case of Delaware. Pepperdine Law Review, 43, 493.

Drahozal, C. R. (2015). Confidentiality in Consumer and Employment Arbitration. Yearbook of Arbitration and Mediation, 7, 28.

Drahozal, C. R. (2014). Some Observations on the Economics of Comity. In T. Eger & S. Voigt (Eds.), The Economic Analysis of International Law. Mohr Siebeck.

Drahozal, C. R. (2014). The Supreme Court and Class Arbitration: There and Back Again. In A. W. Rovine & . (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation: The Fordham Papers 2013 (pp. 95). Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

Butler, H. Drahozal, C. R., & Shepherd-Bailey, J. (2014). Economic Analysis for Lawyers, Carolina Academic Press.

Drahozal, C. R., Bermann, G. Coe, J. & Rogers, C. (2014). A Response to Hollow Spaces. Buffalo Law Review, 61, 177.

Drahozal, C. R. (2014). Commercial Arbitration: Class Claims. World Arbitration and Mediation Review, 8, 313.

Drahozal, C. R. (2014). Disclosure of Franchise Disputes. Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, 19, 281.

Drahozal, C. R. (2014). Error Correction and the Supreme Court’s Arbitration Docket. Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 29, 1.

Drahozal, C. R. (2014). FAA Preemption after Concepcion. Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, 35(153).

Drahozal, C. R., & Rutledge, B. (2014). Sticky Arbitration Clauses: The Use of Arbitration Clauses after Concepcion and Amex. Vanderbilt Law Review, 67, 955.

O'Connor, E. O., & Drahozal, C. R. (2014). The Essential Role of Courts for Supporting Innovation. Texas Law Review, 92, 2177.

O'Connor, E. O., & Drahozal, C. R. (2014). Unbundling Procedure: Carve-Outs from Arbitration Clauses. Florida Law Review, 66, 1945.

Drahozal, C. R. (2013). Commercial Arbitration: Cases and Problems, LexisNexis Publishing.

Drahozal, C. R. (2013). Documentary Supplement to Commercial Arbitration: Cases and Problems, Lexis Publishing.

Drahozal, C. R., & Rutledge, B. (2013). Contract and Choice. Brigham Young University Law Review, 2013, 1-63.

Drahozal, C. R. (2012). Roundtable on the Future of Arbitration -- What Will Change? In A. Jan van den Berg & . (Eds.), Arbitration -- The Next Fifty Years: 50th Anniversary Conference, Geneva 2011 (pp. 183). ICCA Congress Series No. 16.

Drahozal, C. R., & Rutledge, P. B. (2012). Arbitration Clauses in Credit Card Agreements: An Empirical Study. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 9, 536.

Drahozal, C. R. (2012). Arbitration Innumeracy. Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation.

Drahozal, C. R. (2012). In Memory of the Honorable Charles Clark. Mississippi College Law Review, 30, 389.

Drahozal, C. R., & Zyontz, S. (2012). Private Regulation of Consumer Arbitration. Tennessee Law Review, 79, 289.

Drahozal, C. R. (2012). The New York Convention and the American Federal System. Journal of Dispute Resolution, 2012, 101.

Drahozal, C. R., & Rutledge, P. B. (2011). Contract and Procedure. Marquette Law Review, 94, 1103.

Drahozal, C. R., & Zyontz, S. (2011). Creditor Claims in Arbitration and in Court. Hastings Business Law Journal, 7, 77.

Drahozal, C. R. (2011). Why Arbitrate? Substantive Versus Procedural Theories of Private Judging. American Review of International Arbitration, 22, 163.

Drahozal, C. R., & Zyontz, S. (2010). An Empirical Study of AAA Consumer Arbitration. Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 25, 843.

Drahozal, C. R. (2010). Contracting Around Hall Street. Lewis & Clark Law Review, 14, 905.

Drahozal, C. R., & Ware, S. (2010). Why Do Businesses Use (and Not Use) Arbitration Clauses? Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 25, 433.

Drahozal, C. R. (2009). Buckeye Check Cashing and the Separability Doctrine. Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation, 1, 55.

Drahozal, C. R. (2009). Business Courts and the Future of Arbitration. Cardozo Journal on Conflict Resolution, 10, 491.

Drahozal, C. R., & Wittrock, Q. (2009). Franchising, Arbitration, and the Future of the Class Action. Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal, 3, 275.

Drahozal, C. R. (2009). Private Ordering and International Commercial Arbitration. Penn State Law Review, 113, 1031.

Drahozal, C. R., Bermann, G. Coe, J. & Rogers, C. (2009). Restating the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration. Penn State Law Review, 113, 1333.

Drahozal, C. R. (2009). The Future of Manifest Disregard. Stockholm International Arbitration Review, 2009, 1.

Drahozal, C. R. (2008). Arbitration Costs and Forum Accessibility: Empirical Evidence. University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, 41, 813.

Drahozal, C. R. (2008). Busting Arbitration Myths. University of Kansas Law Review, 56, 663.

Drahozal, C. R. (2008). Disenchanted? Business Satisfaction with International Arbitration. World Arbitration and Mediation Review, 2(5), 1.

Drahozal, C. R., & Wittrock, Q. (2008). Is There a Flight from Arbitration? Hofstra Law Review, 37, 71.

Drahozal, C. R. (2007). International Arbitration Law in the United States. In N. Eksi, et al. (Eds.), International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Survey (pp. 63).

Drahozal, C. R. & Gibson, C. (Eds.). (2007). The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal at 25 (C. R. Drahozal & C. Gibson, Eds.). Oxford University Press.

Drahozal, C. R. (2007). Codifying Manifest Disregard. Nevada Law Journal, 8, 234.

Drahozal, C. R. (2007). Is Arbitration Lawless? Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 40, 187.

Drahozal, C. R. (2007). Jurisdiction of Arbitrators to Decide Their Own Jurisdiction: Compétence-Compétence in Kansas and MBNA America Bank, N.A. v. Credit. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 18.

Drahozal, C. R. (2006). Commercial Arbitration: Cases and Problems, LexisNexis Publishing.

Drahozal, C. R. (2006). Documentary Supplement to Commercial Arbitration: Cases and Problems, Lexis Publishing.

Drahozal, C. R., & Butler, H. (2006). Economic Analysis for Lawyers, Carolina Academic Press.

Drahozal, C. R. (2006). Arbitration by the Numbers: The State of Empirical Research in International Commercial Arbitration. Arbitration International, 22, 291.

Drahozal, C. R. (2006). Arbitration Costs and Contingent Fee Contracts. Vanderbilt Law Review, 59, 729.

Drahozal, C. R., & Gibson, C. (2006). Iran-United States Claims Tribunal Precedent and Investor-State Arbitration. Journal of International Arbitration, 23, 521.

Drahozal, C. R. (2006). New Experiences of International Arbitration in the United States. American Journal of Comparative Law, 54, 233.

Drahozal, C. R. (2006). Secrecy and Transparency in Dispute Resolution. University of Kansas Law Review, 54, ix.

Drahozal, C. R., & Hines, L. J. (2006). Secret Settlement Restrictions and Unintended Consequences. University of Kansas Law Review, 54, 1457.

Drahozal, C. R. (2005). Arbitrator Selection and Regulatory Competition in International Arbitration Law. In . Drahozal & . Naimark (Eds.), Towards a Science of International Arbitration: Collected Empirical Research (pp. 167).

Drahozal, C. R., & Naimark, R. (2005). Towards a Science of International Arbitration: Collected Empirical Research, Kluwer Law International.

Drahozal, C. R., & Friel, R. (2005). A Comparative View of Consumer Arbitration. Arbitration, 71, 131.

Drahozal, C. R. (2005). Contracting Out of National Law: An Empirical Look at the New Law Merchant. Notre Dame Law Review, 80, 523.

Drahozal, C. R. (2005). The Making of the Award: Comments on Case Law Developments Under the UNCITRAL Model Law. International Arbitration Law Review, 8, 183.

Drahozal, C. R. (2004). The Supremacy Clause, Praeger Publishers.

Drahozal, C. R. (2004). A Behavioral Analysis of Private Judging. Law and Contemporary Problems, 67, 105.

Drahozal, C. R. (2004). Federal Arbitration Act Preemption. Indiana Law Journal, 79, 393.

Drahozal, C. R. (2004). Regulatory Competition and the Location of International Arbitration Proceedings. International Review of Law and Economics, 24, 371.

Drahozal, C. R. (2004). Federal Preemption Under the FAA: Revisiting Southland. Dispute Resolution Magazine, 23.

Drahozal, C. R. (2004). Default Rule Theory and International Arbitration Law (with Comments on Expanded Review and Ex Parte Interim Relief). International Arbitration News, 2.

Drahozal, C. R. (2003). Party Autonomy & Interim Measures in International Commercial Arbitration. In A. Jan van den Berg (Ed.), International Commercial Arbitration: Important Contemporary Questions (pp. 179).

Drahozal, C. R., & Friel, R. (2003). Consumer Arbitration in the EU and the US. North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation , 28, 357.

Drahozal, C. R. (2003). Contracting Around RUAA: Default Rules, Mandatory Rules, and Judicial Review of Arbitral Awards. Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, 3, 419.

Drahozal, C. R., & Hylton, K. (2003). The Economics of Litigation and Arbitration: An Application to Franchise Contracts. Journal of Legal Studies, 32, 549.

Drahozal, C. R. (2002). Commercial Arbitration: Cases and Problems, LexisNexis Publishing.

Drahozal, C. R. (2002). Documentary Supplement to Commercial Arbitration: Cases and Problems, LexisNexis Publishing.

Drahozal, C. R. (2002). Arbitration Clauses in Franchise Agreements: Common (and Uncommon) Terms. Franchise Law Journal, 22, 81.

Drahozal, C. R. (2002). In Defense of Southland: Reexamining the Legislative History of the Federal Arbitration Act. Notre Dame Law Review, 78, 101.

Drahozal, C. R. (2002). Nonmutual Agreements to Arbitrate. Journal of Corporation Law, 27, 537.

Drahozal, C. R. (2002). Of Rabbits and Rhinoceri: A Survey of Empirical Research on International Commercial Arbitration. Journal of International Arbitration, 19, 23.

Drahozal, C. R. (2002). Remembering Justice Byron R. White. University of Kansas Law Review, 50, 1075, 1083.

Drahozal, C. R. (2001). Commercial Arbitration and the New York Convention as Applied in the United States. In . (Ed.), Ceza Hukuku Reformu (pp. 777). Umut Vakfi.

Drahozal, C. R. (2001). "Unfair" Arbitration Clauses. University of Illinois Law Review, 2001, 695.

Drahozal, C. R. (2001). Standards for Court Review of Arbitral Awards in the United States: Mandatory Rules or Default Rules? Mealey's International Arbitration Report, 27.

Drahozal, C. R. (2000). Commercial Norms, Commercial Codes, and International Commercial Arbitration. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 33, 79.

Drahozal, C. R. (2000). Enforcing Vacated International Arbitration Awards: An Economic Approach. American Review of International Arbitration, 11, 451.

Drahozal, C. R. (2000). Privatizing Civil Justice: Commercial Arbitration and the Civil Justice System. Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 9, 578.

Drahozal, C. R. (1999). Preserving the American Common Market: State and Local Governments in the United States Supreme Court. Supreme Court Economic Review, 7, 233.

Drahozal, C. R. (1999). Electronic Commerce in Kansas: Contract Formation and Formalities Under Article 2. Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, 22.

Drahozal, C. R. (1998). Judicial Incentives and the Appeals Process. Southern Methodist University Law Review, 51, 469.

Drahozal, C. R. (1998). The "Arrogance of Certainty": Trust, Confidentiality, and the Supreme Court. University of Kansas Law Review, 47, 121.

Drahozal, C. R. (1996). Kansas Comments to Articles 1, 2, and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code. Kansas Statistical Annual, 7.

Drahozal, C. R. (1996). On Tariffs v. Subsidies in Interstate Trade: A Legal and Economic Analysis. Washington University Law Quarterly, 74, 1127.

Drahozal, C. R. (1993). Judicial Precedent as an Exception to Chevron: A Reprise to Dyk and Schenck. Administrative Law News, 18, 4.

Drahozal, C. R. (1986). The Impact of Free Agency on the Distribution of Playing Talent in Major League Baseball. Journal of Economics and Business, 38, 113.


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