Larry DiMatteo

Management professor named Fulbright Professor, releases 3 new books

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Larry DiMatteo, Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies in the Department of Management, is among the 2022 recipients of a Fulbright Professorship from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. He has been placed at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he will consult with the university’s administration and faculty in building a world class Master of Law program as well as lending guidance on internationalizing Slovakian legal research.

This is DiMatteo’s second Fulbright Professorship award. His first placement was at the University of Sofia in Bulgaria, where he conducted research, consulted and taught students in 2012.

“It is a big honor [to receive a second Fulbright Professorship] for a number of reasons,” DiMatteo said. “First, Comenius University recognized my research and career experiences and invited me to apply for the Fulbright. Second, my last Fulbright experience was one of the highlights of my career since you are representing the United States in providing assistance to a foreign country. I especially enjoy working in Eastern and Central European countries as they try to become rule of law systems.”

As part of this Fulbright experience DiMatteo noted a number of things he’d like to accomplish including extending his network of world-class scholars, opening a dialogue with Slovakia’s premier university, and learning about a new culture, foreign law and legal education system.

The Cambridge Handbook of Smart Contracts, Blockchain Technology and Digital Platforms.

“The Cambridge Handbook of Smart Contracts, Blockchain Technology and Digital Platforms,” is one of three new books from DiMatteo.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers diverse opportunities for U.S. academics, administrators and professionals to teach, research, do professional projects and attend seminars abroad, according to its website.

In addition to his Fulbright Professorship award, DiMatteo has been appointed a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. State Department. In this capacity, DiMatteo is eligible to be matched with projects at more than 150 international institutions. He will serve in this role for four years.

Beyond international scholarship, DiMatteo has also recently added three new books to his current catalog of 15 books. The books, published through Cambridge University Press, include Cambridge Handbook on Smart Contracts, Blockchain Technology and Digital Platforms (2020), Lawyering in the Digital Age (2021) and Artificial Intelligence: Global Perspectives on Law & Ethics.

DiMatteo has been with Warrington since 1999 and has served as an affiliated professor with the University of Florida Levin College of Law since 2010. His research interests include contract theory and law, jurisprudence, international business transactions and international contracting. He is the former editor-in-chief of American Business Law Journal.

At Warrington, DiMatteo teaches courses in International Business Law, Law for Entrepreneurs, Commercial Law for Accountants and Legal Aspects of Technology Management. He has been a Visiting Professor at University of Münster, Bocconi University, University of Catania, University of Leicester, University of Warsaw, City University Hong Kong, University of Torino, Jagellionian University, University of Bologna, National State University Mohyla Academy (Ukraine), among others.

DiMatteo has been recognized at the college and university levels for his teaching on numerous occasions. He received UF’s Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award for 2011-12 and is a three-time recipient of Warrington’s Graduate Teaching Award (2010-11, 2013-14, 2018-19).

He received his LLM from Harvard Law School, JD from Cornell Law School, Ph.D. in Business and Commercial Law from Monash University in Australia and dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from the University at Buffalo.