Levin College of Law

Wentong Zheng

Professor of Law
UF Research Foundation Professor, 2024-2027

(352) 273-0936


Professor Wentong Zheng received his J.D. and Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, where he was an executive editor of Stanford Law Review. His research focuses on legal and economic issues confronting businesses and regulatory agencies in a globalized world. He has written extensively on international trade and business, antitrust and competition policy, international intellectual property, and Chinese state capitalism. His publications have appeared, among others, at UCLA Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, Stanford Journal of International Law, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, and Antitrust Law Journal. He has testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and has been invited to seminars and policy discussions at the United States National Economic Council, the United States Department of Commerce, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative. He teaches Contracts, International Business Transactions, International Trade Law, and Secured Transactions.


J.D., Stanford Law School
Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University
M.A., Renmin University of China
B.A., Renmin University of China

Teaching and Scholarship

International Trade & Business, Antitrust and Competition Policy, Chinese Law & Economy, International Intellectual Property


  • Contracts
  • Secured Transactions


Selected Publications

  • Interfacing Twin Capitalisms: A Communitarian Approach, 58 Tex. Int’l L.J. 1 (2022) (with Sungjoon Cho) [HeinOnline]
  • Corporations as Private Regulators, 55 U. Mich. J. L. Reform 649 (2022) [SSRN]
  • Sales and Intellectual Property Rights, in International Sales Law: Contracts, Principles & Practice (2d ed., Larry Di Matteo et al. eds., CH Beck, Hart Publishing & Nomos Publishing 2021).
  • The Digital Challenge to International Trade Law, 52 N.Y.U. J. Int’l. L. & Pol. 539 (2020).
  • A Knowledge Theory of Tacit Agreement, 9 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. 399 (2019). [SSRN] [SelectedWorks]
  • Assessing China’s Cybersecurity Law, 34 Computer L. & Security Rev. 1342-1354 (2018) (with Aimin Qi and Guosong Shao) (peer reviewed)
  • Untangling the Market and the State, 67 Emory L. J. 243-291 (2017)
  • Exhausting Patents, 63 UCLA L. Rev. 122-167 (2016) [SSRN] [SelectedWorks]
  • Beyond Ownership: State Capitalism and the Chinese Firm , 103 Georgetown L.J.  665-722 (2015) (with Curtis J. Milhaupt) [SSRN] [SelectedWorks]
  • The Revolving Door, 90 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1265-1308 (2015) [SSRN] [SelectedWorks]
  • Transplanting Antitrust in China: Economic Transition, Market Structure, and State Control, 32 U. Pa.  J. Int’l L. 643-721 (2010) [SSRN] [SelectedWorks]