Levin College of Law

Wentong Zheng

Associate Professor

Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611

(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 private businesses and regulatory agencies in a globalized world. 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, Commercial Law, Law and Economics

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty as Assistant Professor in 2011.
  • Previous Academic Experience: Associate Professor, University at Buffalo Law School (2009-2011).
  • Private Practice: Steptoe & Johnson LLP (Washington, DC, 2005-2009).


Secured Transactions - LAW 6051
  • Selected problems in financing of security interests in personal property, principally under Article Nine of the Uniform Commercial Code. The course addresses the attachment and perfection of security interests, their enforcement and priorities among competing interests.
International Business Transactions - LAW 6261
  • Legal problems involved with commercial transactions across borders, transfer of technology, and foreign investment. Explores international documentary sales, letters of credit, bills of lading, international intellectual property, foreign direct investment issues including risk analysis and the decision to invest, transfer pricing, currency controls, company withdrawal, investing in developing nations, nations in transition, and economically integrated areas such as the NAFTA and the EU, and resolution of international commercial and investment disputes.
International Trade Law - LAW 6262
  • This course examines legal issues related to the regulation of international trade under U.S. law and multilateral agreements such as the World Trade Organization and the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Book Chapters

  • “Reforming China’s State-Owned Enterprises: Institutions, Not Ownership,” in Chinese State Capitalism and Institutional Change: Domestic and Global Implications (with Curtis J. Milhaupt) (Benjamin Liebman & Curtis J. Milhaupt, eds.) (Oxford U. Press, forthcoming, 2015)
  • “International Sales and Intellectual Property Rights,” in Treatise on International Sales Law: Contracts, Principles & Practice (Larry Di’Matteo, Andre Janssen, Ulrich Magnus & Reiner Schulz, eds.) (NOMOS Verlagsgesellschaft, forthcoming 2015)
  • “Competition Law in China,” in Research Handbook on Comparative Competition Law (John Duns, Brendan Sweeney and Arlen Duke eds., Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2015)
  • “State-Owned Enterprises versus the State: Lessons from Trade Law,” in Competition and the State (Thomas Cheng, Ioannis Lianos & D. Daniel Sokol, eds.) (Stanford University Press, 2014)
  • “State-Owned-Enterprises as Market Participants: Lessons from Trade Law,” in Competition and the Role of the State (Ioannis Lianos and D. Daniel Sokol, eds.) (Stanford U. Press, 2013)
  • “State Capitalism and the Regulation of Competition in China,” in The Regulation of Competition: The Case of Asian Capitalism (Mike W. Dowdle, John S. Gillespie & Imelda Maher, eds.) (Cambridge U. Press, 2013)
  • “Administrative Monopolies in China: An Overview and Recent Developments,” in International Antitrust Law & Policy, Annual Proceedings of the Fordham Competition Law Institute (Barry Hawk, ed.) (2011)


  • “Exhausting Patents,” 63 UCLA L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2016) [SSRN]
  • Beyond Ownership: State Capitalism and the Chinese Firm, (with Curtis J. Milhaupt) 103 Geo. L.J. 665 (2015) [SSRN]
  • The Revolving Door, 90 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1265 (2015) [SSRN]
  • “FRAND in China,” (with D. Daniel Sokol) 22 Tex. Intell. Prop. L.J. 71 (2013) [SSRN]
  • “Counting Once, Counting Twice: The Precarious State of Subsidy Regulation,” 49 Stan. J. Int’l L. 427 (2013) [SSRN]
  • “Structural Impediments to Global Antitrust Convergence: Lessons from China,” Concurrences 58 (2013)
  • “Reforming Trade Remedies,” 34 Mich. J. Int’l L. 151 (2012) [SSRN]
  • “Antimonopoly Law and Practice in China,” 10 Competition L.J. 337 (2011) (reviewing H. Stephen Harris et al., Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice in China, Oxford Univ. Press, 2011)
  • “Trade Remedies and Non-Market Economies: The WTO Appellate Body’s Report in United States — Definitive Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products from China,” 15 Am. Society Int’l L. Insights (2011) [SSRN]