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Re: jurisdiction language

We, here at North Carolina State University, are not allowed to agree to
mandatory arbitration or any other dispute resolution mechanism other than
legal action in North Carolina courts.  We can agree to be silent on the
issue in the contract -


on 10/23/02 3:48 PM, James J. O'Donnell at jod@georgetown.edu wrote:

> Would the following language be acceptable to US state universities in
> lieu of a statement about governing law?  In other words, there would be
> no statement about jurisdiction except this.
> Jim O'Donnell
> Georgetown University
> "In the event any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating to
> this Agreement, the parties agree to exercise their best efforts to
> resolve the dispute as soon as possible. In the event that the parties can
> not by exercise of their best efforts resolve the dispute, they shall
> submit the dispute to a mutually acceptable arbitrator they have chosen."