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Larry A. DiMatteo

Affiliate Professor of Law
Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies
Warrington College of Business Administration


Mailing Address:
Box #117165 Gainesville, FL 32611


(352) 392-0323

(352) 392-6020

Professor DiMatteo's scholarship can be found on:


LL.M., Harvard Law School; J.D., Cornell Law School (magna cum laude); Ph.D., Monash University (Australia); B.A., (economics); B.A. (Political Science) State University of New York at Buffalo (summa cum laude)

Teaching and Scholarship

  • Contract Law, Contract Theory, International Business Transactions, International Sales Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law

Professional Activities

  • Fulbright Professorship (Bulgaria, 2012)
  • Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University of Leicester, U.K. (2009-11)
  • Editor in Chief, American Business Law Journal (2006)
  • President, International Law Section, Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Strategic Contracting & Business Lawyering (2 credits) - LAW 6936


  • Comparative Contract Law: A Tale of Two Legal Systems (with Hogg and Martin) (Oxford U. Press, 2015)
  • Editor, International Sales Law: A Global Challenge (Cambridge U. Press, 2014)
  • Commercial Contract Law: Transatlantic Perspectives (with Q. Zhou, S. Saintier, K. Rowler, et. al.) (Cambridge U. Press, 2014)
  • International Contracting Law (3d ed.) (Wolters Kluwer Law International, 2013)

Book Chapters

  • Legal Justification in Anglo-American Common Law” in Legal Justification (Kluwer Law International, 2014)
  • “Tale of Two Sales Laws” (with Qi Zhou) in Comparative Contract Law: A Tale of Two Countries (2014)
  • “Use of Soft Law In International Commercial Contract Arbitration” in China and International Commercial Dispute Resolution (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014)
  • “CISG in National Courts,” ”The Global Challenge of International Sales Law,” “Interpretive Methodologies in the Interpretation of CISG” (with Andre Janssen), and “Future of International Sales Law,” in International Sales Law: A Global Challenge Law (Cambridge U. Press, 2014)
  • “Transatlantic Perspectives: Fundamental Themes and Debates” (with Qi Zhou and Severine Saintier) and “Unifying International Sales Law” in Commercial Contract Law: Transatlantic Perspectives (Cambridge U. Press, 2013)
  • “The Curious Case of Transborder Sales Law” in CISG and Regional Private Law Unification (Sellier European Publishers, 2012)
  • “Strategic Contracting” (with George Siedel and Helena Haapio), in Proactive Law, (DJØF Publisher: Copenhagen, DN, 2012) Articles


  • Impossibility and Hardship in International Business Law, 22 Journal of International Economic Law. (2015) (in press) (one of China’s premier law journals; and the premier journal in international business and trade law)
  • Choosing Values: Public-Private Relationships in a Global Economy, 32 Journal of Legal Studies Education 313 (2015) (with Larry & Virginia Maurer)
  • Questioning the Ubiquitousness but Not the Value of Arbitration Carve-Outs, Florida Law Review Forum (2015)
  • Behavioral Approach to the Common Law Penalty Rule, 23 European Review of Private Law 327 (2015)
  • An American Perspective on the Works of Hugh Beale, 23 European Review of Private Law 159 (2015)
  • Contractual Excuse under the CISG: Impediment, Hardship and the Excuse Doctrines, 27 Pace International Law Review 416 (2015)
  • Contract Stories: Importance of Contextual Approach to Law,” 88 Washington Law Review 1287 (2013)
  • How Innovative is the Common European Sales Law? Using the CISG as a Benchmark, 18 Contratto e Impressa Europa 512 (2013)
  • Principle of Fair and Equitable Decision-making in International Contract Arbitration and its Affinity to International Soft Law, 1 Chinese Journal of Comparative Law 1 (2013)
  • CISG as Basis for Comprehensive International Sales Law, 58 Villanova Law Review 691 (2013)
  • Contract Law as Core and Contract Law as Peripheral: Fifty Years of Contract Law Scholarship, 50 American Business Law Journal 1 (2012)
  • Parallel National and International Laws — Czech Law and the Proposed Common European Sales Law, 3 Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law 207 (2012)
  • False Dichotomies in Commercial Contract Interpretation, 11 Journal of International Trade Law & Policy 27 (2012)
  • Law in Context: Teaching Legal Studies through the Lens of Extra-Legal Sources, (with Sandra Miller), 29 Journal of Legal Studies Education (2012)
  • Interpretive Uncertainty: Methodological Solutions for Interpreting the CISG, (with André Janssen), 2 Netherlands Journal of Commercial Law 52 (2012)
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