It's my great pleasure to welcome my colleague Mark Weidemaier into the faculty lounge. Mark's going to be sitting with us for a spell. Mark writes on a bunch of things, including sovereign debt and arbitration. He usually uses numbers and impressive statistical programs. Cribbing now from the UNC website, Mark
teaches courses in commercial arbitration, contracts, and complex civil litigation. His research focuses on how litigants, lawyers, and other private actors create (and fill gaps in) disputing systems. For example, current projects explore the impact of standardization on the dispute resolution provisions in sovereign bonds and the process by which arbitrators generate and apply legal norms. Representative publications are available for download on the Social Science Research Network and the Berkeley Electronic Press.
After receiving his J.D. from the University of Minnesota, 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.
Just yesterday, Mark pointed out to me that there's a lot known about the images on Confederate currency, so I hope he'll talk some about that--or at least about the iconography of sovereign bonds. I know he'll have a lot of other cool things to talk about, too.