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New Arbitration Journal Issues Call for Papers

by Rick Bales

July 2020

Rick Bales

The Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) Law Journal is a new journal focusing on both the theory and practice of arbitration. It maintains a balance between controversial subjects for debate and topics geared toward practical use by arbitrators, lawyers, academics, judges, corporate advisors and government officials. The deadline for receiving manuscripts for the inaugural issues is August 24, 2020, and may be written in English or Thai. More information can be found in this call for papers.

From their website:

"Purpose and scope of the Journal

Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) Law Journal provides coverage for national and international developments in the world of arbitration and business. The journal aims to maintain balance between academic debate and practical contributions to the field, providing both topical material on current developments and analytic scholarship of permanent interest, particularly focusing on hot debated issues in the field of business law and arbitration. Arbitrators, counsel, judges, scholars and government officials will find the journal enhances their understanding of a broad range of topics in commercial and investment arbitration. Features include (i) articles covering business law, all major arbitration rules and national jurisdictions written by respected international practitioners and scholars, (ii) cutting edge (case) notes covering recent developments and ongoing debates in the field, (iii) book reviews of the latest publications in the world of arbitration, (iv) Letters to the Editor and (v) agora grouping articles related to a common theme.

Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) Law Journal maintains a balance between controversial subjects for debate and topics geared toward practical use by arbitrators, lawyers, academics, judges, corporate advisors and government officials.

Submission of Manuscripts

At submission authors should upload their work as a word doc. format at If you have any queries prior to submission, please contact Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) Law Journal 's Administrative Coordinator at or contact Dr.Benjawan Tangsatapornpan at

Review process

Thai Arbitration Institute (TAI) Law Journal’s editorial decisions are based only on consideration of complete and final manuscripts submitted by the authors themselves. No republished submission will be accepted.  No advance decision can be given on the basis of topic proposals or outlines. All decisions remain within the full discretion of the Editorial Board. Manuscripts may be returned to authors with suggestions related to substance and/or style."

Learn more at the call for papers.

Rick Bales Professor is a faculty member at Ohio Northern University College of Law, where he teaches a variety of labor/employment and ADR courses. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles and authored or co-authored eight books on a variety of topics related to labor/employment/ADR. Rick also is a part-time labor arbitrator and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

He has spoken widely on topics pertaining to innovative ways of teaching employment and labor law courses.  Recent presentations have been in Berlin, Brisbane, Cartagena, Moscow, Paris, Phnom Penh, Prato (Italy), Saigon, and Siem Reap. He has twice been selected as a Fulbright Specialist, once each to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.

Before coming to ONU Law, Dean Bales was a faculty member at NKU Chase College of Law, where he was the Director of the Advocacy Center and he was Associate Dean of Faculty Development.  Before that, he taught at the University of Montana Law School, Southern Methodist University Law School, and University of Houston Law School.  Prior to his teaching career Dean Bales litigated employment cases for the Houston-based law firm of Baker & Botts and the Cleveland-based law firm of Baker & Hostetler.

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