Mark Weidemaier is Ralph M. Stockton, Jr. 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. 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. 



Indiana Jones, Contracts Originalist, Capital Markets Law Journal (2014)

The process of drafting a contract can be routine, almost automated. Over a long enough...



Injunctions in Sovereign Debt Litigation (with Anna Gelpern), The Yale Journal on Regulation (2014)

Injunctions against foreign sovereigns have come under criticism on comity and enforcement grounds. We argue...



Sovereign Immunity and Sovereign Debt, The University of Illinois Law Review (2014)

The law of foreign sovereign immunity changed dramatically over the course of the 20th century....



A People's History of Collective Action Clauses (with Mitu Gulati), Virginia Journal of International Law (2013)

For two decades, collective action clauses (CACs) have been part of the official-sector response to...



Sovereign Debt After NML v. Argentina, Capital Markets Law Journal (2013)

The conventional wisdom is that sovereigns repay their debts not because they fear litigation but...