Professor Ugo Mattei "was born in Torino, Italy, in 1961. He graduated in 1983 from the Law School of the University of Torino and he received his LL.M. from Boalt Hall in 1989 where he was a Fulbright Fellow. He also attended as a student the London School of Economics and the Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé in Strasbourg.
"Professor Mattei has been a visiting scholar at Yale Law School and the University of Cambridge (Trinity College and Wolfson College), and a visiting professor at Oslo, Berkeley, Montpellier, Macau. In 1985 he joined the law school of the University of Trento as an assistant professor and he received tenure as a full professor in 1990. In Trento he taught Civil Law and Introduction to African Law and Institutions. In 1992 he was appointed as a professor in the Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé (Strasbourg), where he served for four years. In 1993 he was a visiting professor on the Hastings faculty. In 1994 he was appointed to the Hastings faculty as the first holder of the Fromm Chair in International and Comparative Law, succeeding R.B. Schlesinger in teaching Comparative Law. He also teaches Law and Economics. In 1997 he accepted a call from the University of Turin, Faculty of Law to succeed the famous Italian scholar Rodolfo Sacco in the Chair of Civil Law. He is a Full Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law, a member of the Advisory Board of the Friburg Institute of Comparative Law, an advisor to the Institute of Law, Economics and Finances at Copenhagen Business School, a General Editor of the Series Common Core of European Private Law ( Trento Project) at Cambridge University Press, A Series Editor of European Private Law in Context at Kluwer International and an Editor in Chief of Global Jurist. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Review of Law and Economics and the New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics and Law. He has been involved in many field researches in Comparative Law in such places as Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Congo, Cameroon, Japan and Israel, Macau, Russia.
"He is the Academic Coordinator of the International University College of Turin, an international institution devoted to the study of legal economic and financial aspects of global capitalism. The International University College is a partner, running a student exchange, with Hastings College of The Law.
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- Ugo Mattei, University of California, accessed December 2, 2008.