W. Mark C. Weidemaier

Ralph M. Stockton, Jr. Distinguished Scholar and Associate Professor of Law

Mark Weidemaier is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the intersection between contracts and dispute resolution in domestic and international settings. He has written extensively on international financial contracts as well as on dispute resolution methods for financially-distressed sovereigns and private creditors. His research also explores the use of arbitration to resolve disputes in consumer, employment, securities, and commercial settings. For example, past work has explored how arbitrators use and create precedent, and how institutional providers of arbitration services shape arbitration contracts. Representative publications are available for download on the Social Science Research Network and the Berkeley Electronic Press. At UNC, Weidemaier teaches Contracts, Commercial Arbitration, Complex Civil Litigation, Advanced Litigation Practice, and Foundations of US Common Law.

After graduating first in his class from the University of Minnesota Law School, Weidemaier clerked for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He then practiced law in the complex commercial litigation group at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia and worked at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, MN.

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  • A People's History of Collective Action Clauses (with M. Gulati), VA. J. INT'L. L. (forthcoming 2014) (symposium). [SSRN, BEPress]
  • Injunctions in Sovereign Debt Litigation (with A. Gelpern), YALE J. ON REG. (forthcoming 2014).
  • Sovereign Immunity and Sovereign Debt, U. ILL. L. REV. (forthcoming 2014). [SSRN, BEPress]
  • How Markets Work: The Lawyer's Version (with M. Gulati), 62 STUDIES IN LAW, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY 107 (2013). [SSRN, BEPress K367 .S78]
  • Origin Myths, Contracts, and the Hunt for Pari Passu (with B. Scott & M. Gulati), 38 LAW & SOC. INQUIRY 72 (2013). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN]
  • Sovereign Debt after NML v. Argentina, 8 CAP. MKTS. L. J. 123 (2013). [SSRN, BEPress]
  • Judging Lite: How Arbitrators Make and Use Precedent, 90 N.C. L. REV. 1091 (2012). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Contracting for State Intervention: The Origins of Sovereign Debt Arbitration, 73 LAW & CONTEMP. PROBS. 335, Fall 2010, at 335 (2010). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress, Document Link]
  • Toward A Theory of Precedent in Arbitration, 51 WM. & MARY L. REV. 1895 (2010). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Disputing Boilerplate, 82 TEMP. L. REV. 1 (2009). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
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