Levin College of Law

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


Contracts  • European Union  • 



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



  • 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 J. Int’l Econ. L. (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 J. Legal Stud. Educ. 313 (2015) (with Larry & Virginia Maurer)
  • Questioning the Ubiquitousness but Not the Value of Arbitration Carve-Outs, Fla. L. Rev. F. (2015)
  • Behavioral Approach to the Common Law Penalty Rule, 23 Eur. Rev. Private Law 327 (2015)
  • An American Perspective on the Works of Hugh Beale, 23 European Review of Private L. 159 (2015)
  • Contractual Excuse under the CISG: Impediment, Hardship and the Excuse Doctrines, 27 Pace Int’l L. Rev. 416 (2015)
  • Contract Stories: Importance of Contextual Approach to Law,” 88 Wash. L. Rev. 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 J. Comp. L. 1 (2013)
  • CISG as Basis for Comprehensive International Sales Law, 58 Vill. L. Rev. 691 (2013)
  • Contract Law as Core and Contract Law as Peripheral: Fifty Years of Contract Law Scholarship, 50 Am. Bus. L.J. 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 J. Int’l Trade L. & Pol’y 27 (2012)
  • Law in Context: Teaching Legal Studies through the Lens of Extra-Legal Sources, (with Sandra Miller), 29 J. Legal Stud. Educ. (2012)
  • Interpretive Uncertainty: Methodological Solutions for Interpreting the CISG, (with André Janssen), 2 Netherlands J.  Com. L. 52 (2012) [SSRN]