Dr. Larry DiMatteo

DiMatteo receives ALSB Distinguished Senior Scholar Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Larry A. DiMatteo, Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies at the Warrington College of Business Administration, received the prestigious Distinguished Senior Scholar Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB).

The ALSB is the international professional organization for professors and teachers of legal studies with approximately 1,100 members worldwide. The Distinguished Senior Scholar Award is the Academy’s highest honor, and is given for career achievement in research and service to the discipline. The award, which is given periodically and not annually, was presented on Aug. 10 at the ALSB’s Annual Meeting in Boston.

“I am humbled and honored in receiving the award, especially given the quality of previous winners and due to the fact that the ALSB had played such an important role in nurturing my career,” Dr. DiMatteo said. “I would like to thank Professor Virginia Maurer, a past-President of the ALSB, for her continued support and Professor Robert Thomas for his support as Chair of the Department of Management.”

Dr. DiMatteo has written 70 publications, including seven books, specializing in the areas of contract law and international business law. His most recent books include: International Sales Law: A Global Challenge (2014) and Commercial Contract Law: A Transatlantic Perspective (2013). Both books were published by Cambridge University Press. His service to the ALSB includes being Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal, President of the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business and President of the International Law Section.

Dr. DiMatteo previously was recognized as the University of Florida’s Teacher-Scholar of the Year (2011-2012) and Warrington’s College Graduate Teacher of the Year (2010). He has also received the Southeastern Conference’s Faculty Achievement Award (2013) and a Fulbright Professorship (2012). He was also a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at Leicester University in the United Kingdom (2009-12) and a visiting professor at the University of Münster in Germany, the School of Excellence at the University of Catania, Italy, and Bocconi University in Milan.

Dr. DiMatteo received two bachelor’s degrees from the University at Buffalo, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Cornell University, Masters of Law from Harvard University, and his Doctor of Philosophy from Monash University (Australia).