W. Mark C. Weidemaier

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Mark Weidemaier is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His teaching and research interests involve the intersection between contracts and dispute resolution in domestic and international settings. Recent research explores the design and evolution of international financial contracts, the resolution of sovereign debt disputes, and the use of arbitration in commercial, consumer, and employment settings. He blogs about these subjects on Credit Slips. 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 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.

Selected Publications

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  • Sovereign Debt and the 'Contracts Matter' Hypothesis, in OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS (2015).
  • The Role of Law in Sovereign Obligations, ANN. REV. L. & SOC. SCI. (2015).
  • Indiana Jones: Contracts Originalist, 9 CAP. MARKETS L. J. 255 (2014). [SSRN, Document Link]
  • Injunctions in Sovereign Debt Litigation (with A. Gelpern), 31 YALE J. ON REG. 189 (2014). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Sovereign Immunity and Sovereign Debt, 2014 U. ILL. L. REV. 67 (2014). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • A People's History of Collective Action Clauses (with M. Gulati), 54 VA. J. INT'L. L. 51 (2013). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, 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]
  • Judging Lite: How Arbitrators Make and Use Precedent, 90 N.C. L. REV. 1091 (2012). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Toward A Theory of Precedent in Arbitration, 51 WM. & MARY L. REV. 1895 (2010). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
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