Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") has traditionally operated on the outskirts of the law as an alternative or supplement to traditional court constructs. ADR is typically described as operating in the shadow of the law and certainly not as the foundation for it. The uniqueness of the internet has the potential to reverse this traditional relationship. This paper suggests that online ADR techniques could be used as a foundation upon which to build an independently existing global cyberlaw jurisdiction for business to consumer transactions.