DiMatteo named UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Larry A. DiMatteo, Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies at the Warrington College of Business Administration, has won the prestigious University of Florida Teacher/Scholar of the Year award for 2011-2012.

Larry A. DiMatteo


“I am humbled and honored in receiving the award, especially since many diverse areas of the university are represented on the selection committee,” Dr. DiMatteo said.

Originating in 1960, this is UF’s most prestigious and oldest faculty award. It offers an honorarium of $5,000 in addition to other appropriate recognition. Dr. DiMatteo becomes the third Warrington professor to earn this honor joining Irving Goffman (1971-72) and Sanford (Sandy) Berg (1998-99).

In selecting the recipient, the Award Committee designates a faculty member who demonstrates distinguished achievement in both teaching and scholarly activity and visibility within and beyond the university.

Dr. DiMatteo has written on numerous topics including legal evolution and contract theory, use of empirical analysis to understand the law and law reform, and the growth of global, international sales law. He is the author or editor of numerous books including three recent ones published or to be published by Cambridge University Press: International Sales Law: A Critical Analysis of the CISG, Global Challenge of International Sales Law, and Commercial Contract Law: A Transatlantic Perspective.

Dr. DiMatteo has been awarded a Fulbright Professorship at Sofia University and the Academy of Science in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at Leicester University in the United Kingdom. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Münster in Germany and the School of Excellence at the University of Catania, Italy, and has been asked to speak at the Max-Planck Institute in Hamburg, Germany. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal and a Special Issue Editor of the Journal of International Trade Law & Policy.

At UF, he has served as Chair of the Department of Management. He also has been granted affiliated professorships at the Levin College of Law and the Center for European Studies.

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).

Dr. DiMatteo will be recognized at a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Machen on April 4.