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Charles Calleros

Professor and Alan A. Matheson Fellow in Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Professor of Law

Charles Calleros’ research interests include international and comparative contract law; international conflict of laws; the intersection of free speech with race and gender discrimination; and various issues regarding legal education. At ASU, he teaches Contracts, International Contracts, and Civil Rights Legislation, using his own published textbook for Contracts. His book on Legal Method and Writing, which will be in its 8th edition in 2018, is widely used, and he has for many years coached ASU's teams in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.  At the Université Paris René Descartes, he annually teaches short courses in Common Law Legal Method, Comparative and International Contracts, and International Conflict of Laws.

Professor Calleros is a member of the American Law Institute. In addition to earning several teaching awards over the years, he has earned many awards for his work in mentoring programs and outreach to youth in the community, including the ABA’s Spirit of Excellence Award in 2011, and the Los Abogados Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Prior to joining the College faculty in 1981, he clerked for Circuit Judge Procter Hug Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Professor Calleros is past-President of Region XIV of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Professor Calleros is a co-founder and drummer in a rhythm-and-blues band, The Repeat Offenders.

Education

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz (1975)

J.D., University of California, Davis Law School (1978)

Research Interests

Comparative Contract Law and Conflicts of Law 

Common Law Legal Method 

Civil Rights

Publications

Contracts: Cases, Text, and Problems (Carolina Acad. Press 2014, 4th ed. (Digital Book)).

Legal Method And Writing (7th ed., Wolters Kluwer 2014).

Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win (2d ed., Wolters Kluwer 2013).
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Toward Harmonization and Certainty in Choice-of-Law Rules for International Contracts: Should the U.S. Adopt the Equivalent of Rome 1?, 28 Wis. Int'l L.J. 639 (2011).

Cause, Consideration, Promissory Estoppel, and Promises Under Deed: What our Students Should Know about Enforcement of Promises in Historical and International Context, XIII Chi.-Kent J. Int’l & Comp. L. 84 (2013).

U.S. Unconscionability and Article 1171 Of the Reformed French Civil Code, 2 Revue Internationale De Droit Comparé No. 4-2016, pg. 891 (2016).

Advocacy for Marriage Equality: The Power of a Broad Historical Narrative During a Transitional Period in Civil Rights, 2015 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1249 (2015), available at http://digitalcommons.law.msu.edu/lr/ (for Symposium on Persuasion in Civil Rights Advocacy).

Punitive Damages, Liquidated Damages, and Clauses Pénale in Contract Actions: A Comparative Analysis of the American Common Law and the French Code Civil, 32 Brook. J. Int'l Law 67 (2006).
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Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 614International Contracts
LAW 620Civil Rights Legislation
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 614International Contracts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 614International Contracts
LAW 620Civil Rights Legislation
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 614International Contracts
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 515Contracts
LAW 620Civil Rights Legislation
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
LAW 614International Contracts
LAW 620Civil Rights Legislation
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar