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Larry Alan Di Matteo

Huber Hurst Professor
HUBER HURST PROFESSOR

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Management Department
Stuzin Hall 237
PO Box 117165
Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 378-3303
Email

Biography

Professor DiMatteo received his J.D. from the Cornell Law School; his LL.M. from Harvard Law School; and received a Ph.D. in Business and Commercial Law from the University of Monash (Australia). In 2012, he won the University of Florida’s oldest and most prestigious award—University of Florida Teacher-Scholar of the Year. Professor DiMatteo is the former Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal. He is the author or co-author of some 75 publications including 10 books and more than 40 law review articles. His books include, Comparative Contract Law: British and American Perspectives (Oxford University Press 2016) (with M. Hogg); International Sales Law: Principles, Contracts and Practice (C.H. Beck, Hart, & Nomos 2016) (with Janssen, Schulze & Magnus); Global Challenge of International Sales Law (Larry A. DiMatteo ed. Cambridge University Press 2014), Commercial Contract Law: A Transatlantic Perspective (Larry A. DiMatteo, et al. eds. Cambridge University Press 2012), Law of International Contracting (Kluwer Law International 3d. ed. 2013), Visions of Contract Theory: Rationality, Bargaining, and Interpretation (with Prentice, Morant & Barnhizer) (Carolina Academic Press 2007), International Business Law: A Transactional Approach (with Dhooge) (West 2006), International Law of Sales (with Dhooge, Greene, Maurer & Pagnattaro) (Cambridge University Press 2005), and Contract Theory: The Evolution of Contractual Intent (Michigan State University Press 1998). Professor DiMatteo was awarded a 2012 Fulbright Professorship to conduct research at the University of Sofia. Professor DiMatteo has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Münster; Bocconi University; University of Catania; Leverhulme Trust Grant Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester; University of Warsaw; and City University Hong Kong.

Education

  • PhD - Business & Commercial Law, Monash University, 2008
  • MPhil - Law, Harvard University, 2002
  • JD - Law, Cornell University, 1982
  • BA - School of Social Sciences [Economics], State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979
  • BA - School of Social Sciences [Political Science], State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979

Research Areas

  • Contract Theory
  • Contract Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Contracting

Smart Contracts, Blockchain Technology & Digital Platforms
Accepted Year: 2018
Authors: Unknown


Smart Contracts, Blockchain Technology & Digital Platforms
Accepted Year: 2018
Authors: Unknown


Chinese Contract Law: Comparative Perspectives
Published Year: 2018
Authors: Larry DiMatteo, Lei Chen


International Contracting: Law & Practice
Published Year: 2016
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


COMPARATIVE CONTRACT LAW: British and American Perspectives
Published Year: 2016
Authors: Martin Hogg, Larry DiMatteo


Commercial Contract Law: Transatlantic Perspectives
Published Year: 2013
Authors: Qi Zhou, Severine Saintier, Larry DiMatteo


International Contracting: Law and Practice
Published Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


INTERNATIONAL SALES LAW: A Global Challenge
Published Year: 2013
Authors: Cambridge University Press, Larry DiMatteo


THE LAW OF INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTING
Published Year: 2009
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


VISIONS OF CONTRACT THEORY: RATIONALITY, BARGAINING, AND INTERPRETATION
Published Year: 2007
Authors: Robert Prentice, Blake Morant, Daniel Barnhizer, Larry DiMatteo


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW: A TRANSACTIONAL APPROACH
Published Year: 2006
Authors: Lucien Dhooge, Larry DiMatteo


LAW OF INTERNATIONAL SALES: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CISG
Published Year: 2005
Authors: Lucien Dhooge, Stephanie Greene, Virginia Maurer, Marisa Pagnattaro, Larry DiMatteo


LAW OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Published Year: 2003
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


EQUITABLE LAW OF CONTRACTS: PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS
Published Year: 2001
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


THE LAW OF INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTING
Published Year: 2000
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


CONTRACT THEORY: THE EVOLUTION OF CONTRACTUAL INTENT
Published Year: 1998
Authors: Larry DiMatteo

“Law of International Contracting”
Accepted Year: 2019
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


“Quest for Uniform Contract Law”
Accepted Year: 2019
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Sustainability and Contracts
Accepted Year: 2018
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


"Regulation of Share Economy: A Consistently Changing Environment"
Published Year: 2016
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Chinese Contract Law and Vienna Sales Convention: A Comparative Analysis
Accepted Year: 2016
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


History and Future of Chinese Contract Law
Accepted Year: 2016
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Use of Soft Law in International Commercial Contract Arbitration
Published Year: 2016
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


"Excuse and Hardship"
Accepted Year: 2015
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Introduction: Treatise on International Sales Law
Accepted Year: 2015
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Long-Term Contracting
Accepted Year: 2015
Authors: Guiditta Cordero-Moss, Larry DiMatteo


Post-Contract: Continuing Obligations
Accepted Year: 2015
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Pre-Contractual Liability: Common Law
Accepted Year: 2015
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Legal Justification in Anglo-American Common Law
Published Year: 2014
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Tale of Two Sales Laws
Accepted Year: 2014
Authors: Qi Zhou, Larry DiMatteo


CISG in National Courts
Accepted Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Global Challenge of International Sales Law
Accepted Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Interpretive Methodologies in the Interpretation of the CISG
Accepted Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Transatlantic Perspectives: Fundamental Themes and Debates
Published Year: 2013
Authors: Qi Zhou, Larry DiMatteo


Strategic Contracting: Examining the Business-Legal Interface
Published Year: 2012
Authors: George Siedel, Helena Haapio, Larry DiMatteo


The Curious Case of Transborder Sales Law: A Comparative Analysis of CESL, CISG, and the UCC
Published Year: 2012
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Unifying International Sales law
Published Year: 2012
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Case Law Precedent and Legal Writing
Published Year: 2009
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Unifying the International Law of Business Method and Software Patents
Published Year: 2008
Authors: Robert Thomas, Larry DiMatteo

Active Learning in Legal Studies Education: Negotiating and Drafting of Contracts
Published Year: 2004
Authors: Susan Marsnik, Larry DiMatteo

Quandary of Smart Contracts and Remedies
Journal: EUROPEAN REVIEW OF PRIVATE LAW
Published Year: 2019
Authors: Larry DiMatteo, Cristina Poncibó


Comparative Warranty Law: Case of Planned Obsolescence
Journal: University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law
Accepted Year: 2019
Authors: Larry DiMatteo, Stefan Wrbka


Human Capital and the Search for Originality
Journal: Berkeley Technology Law Journal
Accepted Year: 2019
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Planned Obsolescence and Consumer Protection: The Unregulated Extended Warranty and Service Contract Industry
Journal: Cornell Law Review
Accepted Year: 2018
Authors: Unknown


Terminology Matters: Dangers of Artificial Transplantation
Journal: Boston University International Law Journal
Accepted Year: 2018
Authors: Unknown


When Penalties are not Penalties?—A Study of Judicial Reasoning
Journal: George Washington Law Review
Published Year: 2017
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Unframing Legal Reasoning: Recurrent and Epochal Change
Journal: Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal
Accepted Year: 2017
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Rule of Law’ in China: The Confrontation of Formal Law and Cultural Norms
Journal: Unknown
Accepted Year: 2017
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Justice, Fault, and Efficiency in Contract Law
Journal: Unknown
Published Year: 2017
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Kindred Nursing Centers, L. P. v. Clark: Intersection of Constitutional and Agency Law with the Federal Arbitration Act”
Journal: Unknown
Accepted Year: 2017
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Common Law Rule against Penalties Revisited: An American View of Cavendish Square and ParkingEye Ltd.
Journal: ANNUARIO DEL CONTRATTO
Published Year: 2016
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Costs and Burden of Proof under the CISG
Journal: INTERNATIONAL TRADE & BUSINESS LAW REVIEW
Accepted Year: 2016
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Chinese Reception and Transplantation of Western Contract Law
Journal: BERKELEY JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
Published Year: 2016
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Behavioral Approach to the Common Law Penalty Rule
Journal: EUROPEAN REVIEW OF PRIVATE LAW
Accepted Year: 2015
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Choosing Values: Public-Private Relationships in a Global Economy
Journal: Journal of Legal Studies Education
Published Year: 2015
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Questioning the Ubiquitousness but Not the Value of Arbitration Carve-Outs
Journal: Florida Law Review
Accepted Year: 2015
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


An American Perspective on the Works of Hugh Beale
Journal: EUROPEAN REVIEW OF PRIVATE LAW
Accepted Year: 2014
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Contractual Excuse under the CISG: Impediment, Hardship and the Excuse Doctrines
Journal: Pace International Law Review
Accepted Year: 2014
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


CISG as Basis for Comprehensive International Sales Law
Journal: Villanova Law Review
Accepted Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Contract Stories: Importance of Contextual Approach to Law
Journal: Washington Law Review
Published Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Contract Stories: Importance of Contextual Approach to Law
Journal: Washington Law Review
Published Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in American Contract Law
Journal: ANNUARIO DEL CONTRATTO
Accepted Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


How Innovative is the Common European Sales Law? Using the CISG as a Benchmark
Journal: CONTRATTO E IMPRESA /EUROPA
Published Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


In the League of Gentlemen and Scholars
Journal: INTERNATIONAL TRADE & BUSINESS LAW REVIEW
Published Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Principle of Fair and Equitable Decision-making in International Contract Arbitration and its Affinity to International Soft Law,
Journal: CHINESE J. COMPARATIVE LAW (Oxford)
Published Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Common European Sales Law: A Critique of Its Rationales, Functions, and Unanswered Questions
Journal: Journal of International Trade Law & Policy
Published Year: 2012
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Contract Law as Core and Contract Law as Peripheral: Fifty Years of Contract Law Scholarship
Journal: American Business Law Journal
Published Year: 2012
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Interpreting the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
Journal: Netherlands Journal of Commercial Law
Published Year: 2012
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Law in Context: Teaching Legal Studies through the Lens of Extra-Legal Sources
Journal: Journal of Legal Studies Education
Published Year: 2012
Authors: Sandra Miller, Larry DiMatteo


Parallel National and International Laws--Czech Law and the Proposed Common European Sales Law
Journal: Czech Yearbook of Public & Private International Law
Published Year: 2012
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Comparative Efficiency in International Sales Law
Journal: American University International Law Review
Published Year: 2011
Authors: Daniel Ostas, Larry DiMatteo


Cosmopolitanism and the Private Law Text
Journal: EUROPEAN REVIEW OF PRIVATE LAW
Published Year: 2011
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Critical Issues in the Formation of Contracts under the CISG
Journal: BELGRADE LAW REVIEW
Published Year: 2011
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


False Dichotomies in Commercial Contract Interpretation
Journal: Journal of International Trade Law & Policy
Published Year: 2011
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Justice, Employment, and The Psychological Contract
Journal: Oregon Law Review
Published Year: 2011
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


The Scholarly Response to the Harmonization of International Sales Law
Journal: Journal of Law & Commerce (University of Pittsburgh)
Published Year: 2011
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


The Transformation of American Business Organizations: The Ascendency of the Limited Liability Company
Journal: JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW
Published Year: 2011
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Beyond Rules
Journal: Houston Law Review
Published Year: 2010
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Contracts in Context and Contracts as Context
Journal: Wake Forest Law Review
Published Year: 2010
Authors: Blake Morant, Larry DiMatteo


Enforcement of Penalty Clauses: A Civil-Common Law Comparison
Journal: INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW JOURNAL
Published Year: 2010
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Strategic Contracting: Contract Law as a Source of Competitive Advantage
Journal: American Business Law Journal
Published Year: 2010
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Contracts and Precedents
Journal: Tennessee Journal of Business Law
Published Year: 2009
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Policing Limited Liability Companies through Contract Law
Journal: American Business Law Journal
Published Year: 2009
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Resale Price Agreements No Longer Prohibited
Journal: Journal of Academy of Marketing Science
Published Year: 2008
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Harmonizing the International Law of Business Method and Software Patents: Following Europe's Lead
Journal: Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal
Published Year: 2007
Authors: Robert Thomas, Larry DiMatteo


Teaching Law and Theory through Context: Contract Clauses in Legal Studies Education
Journal: Journal of Legal Studies Education
Published Year: 2007
Authors: T Anenson, Larry DiMatteo


The Enduring Legacy of Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon: Cardozo, Anti-Formalism, and the Fiction of Non-Interventionism
Journal: Pace Law Review
Published Year: 2007
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


A Consent Theory of Unconscionability: An Empirical Analysis of Law in Action
Journal: Florida State Law Review
Published Year: 2006
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


A Theory of Interpretation in the Realm of Idealism
Journal: DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal
Published Year: 2006
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Penalties as Rational Response to Bargaining Irrationality
Journal: Michigan State Law Review
Published Year: 2006
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


The Value of Legal Studies Research
Journal: American Business Law Journal
Published Year: 2006
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Reason and Context: A Dual Track Theory of Interpretation
Journal: Penn State Law Review
Published Year: 2004
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


The Interpretive Turn in International Sales Law: An Analysis of Fifteen Years of CISG Jurisprudence
Journal: Northwestern University International Journal of Law and Business
Published Year: 2004
Authors: Lucien Dhooge, Stephanie Greene, Virginia Maurer, Marisa Pagnattaro, Larry DiMatteo


The Doha Declaration and Beyond: Giving a Voice to Non-Trade Concerns Within the WTO Trade Regime
Journal: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
Published Year: 2003
Authors: Kiren Dosanjh, Paul Frantz, Bowal, Clyde Stoltenberg, Larry DiMatteo


Contract Talk: Reviewing the Historical and Practical Significance of the Principles of European Contract Law
Journal: HARVARD INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL
Published Year: 2002
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


International Internet Transactions and the New Problem of Business Method Patents
Journal: RUTGERS COMPUTER & TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL
Published Year: 2002
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


A Theory of Efficient Penalty: Eliminating the Law of Liquidated Damages
Journal: American Business Law Journal
Published Year: 2001
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Equity's Modification of Contract: An Analysis of the Twentieth Century's Equitable Reformation of Contract
Journal: New England Law Review
Published Year: 1999
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


The History of Natural Law Theory: Transforming Embedded Influences into a Fuller Understanding of Modern Contract Law
Journal: University of Pittsburgh Law Review
Published Year: 1999
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Resolving International Contract Disputes
Journal: DISPUTE RESOLUTION JOURNAL
Published Year: 1998
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


An International Contract Law Formula: The Informality of International Business Transactions
Journal: SYRACUSE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW & COMMERCE
Published Year: 1997
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Broken Promises: The Failure of the 1920's Native-American Irrigation and Assimilation Policies
Journal: UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII LAW REVIEW
Published Year: 1997
Authors: Michael Meagher, Larry DiMatteo


Employee Leasing's Legal Snares
Journal: JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
Published Year: 1997
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


The CISG and the Presumption of Enforceability: Unintended Contractual Liability in International Business Dealings
Journal: YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
Published Year: 1997
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


The Counterpoise of Contracts: The Reasonable Person Standard and The Subjectivity of Judgment
Journal: South Carolina Law Review
Published Year: 1997
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Trade Dress Infringement circa 1996
Journal: Journal of Academy of Marketing Science
Published Year: 1997
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


The Downside of Technology: Managing Human Factors Liability
Journal: Labor Law Journal
Published Year: 1996
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Credit And Value Comfort Instruments: Crossing The Line From Assurance To Legally Significant Reliance And Toward A Theory of Enforceability
Journal: BAYLOR UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW
Published Year: 1995
Authors: Rene Sacasas, Larry DiMatteo


Deconstructing the Myth of the 'Infancy Law Doctrine:' From Incapacity to Accountability
Journal: OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW
Published Year: 1995
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Employee Leasing
Journal: BUSINESS & ECONOMIC REVIEW
Published Year: 1995
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Employee Leasing: Is It A Safe Harbor?,
Journal: CPA JOURNAL
Published Year: 1995
Authors: Rene Sacasas, Paul Munter, Larry DiMatteo


Managing the Legal Factor: The Legal Implications of Business Decision-Making
Journal: JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES IN BUSINESS
Published Year: 1995
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


The Norms of Contracts: The Fairness Inquiry and the Law of Satisfaction--A Nonunified Theory
Journal: HOFSTRA LAW REVIEW
Published Year: 1995
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Academic Honor Codes: A Legal and Ethical Analysis
Journal: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY LAW JOURNAL
Published Year: 1994
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Advertisers Beware: The Seventh Circuit Gives The FTC Free Rein in Deciding Whether Advertising is Deceptive
Journal: Journal of Academy of Marketing Science
Published Year: 1994
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Advertising Consultants Have Standing To Sue Under The Sherman Antitrust Act
Journal: Journal of Academy of Marketing Science
Published Year: 1994
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Depersonalization of Personal Service Contracts: The Search For A Modern Approach to Assignability
Journal: AKRON LAW REVIEW
Published Year: 1994
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Letter And the Spirit of Corporate Ethics Codes: A Re-Examination of Purpose
Journal: BUSINESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Published Year: 1994
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Bank Participation in Export Trading Companies
Journal: ASILS INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL
Published Year: 1981
Authors: Larry DiMatteo

TREATISE ON INTERNATIONAL SALES LAW: Principles, Contracts & Practice
Published Year: 2016
Authors: Andre Janssen, Ulrich Magnus, Reiner Schulze, C Beck, Hart Publishing, Nomos Publishing, Larry DiMatteo


Title: Unknown
Published Year: 2014
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Title: Unknown
Published Year: 2013
Authors: Larry DiMatteo


Choosing Values: Public-Private Relationships in a Global Economy
Published Year: 2012
Authors: Larry DiMatteo

International Business Law & The Legal Environment
Published Year: 2016
Authors: Larry DiMatteo