Charles Calleros

Alan Matheson Fellow in 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, Civil Rights Legislation, and he coaches international commercial arbitration moot teams.  He uses his own published textbook for Contracts, and his book on Legal Method and Writing is used in many courses across the nation and in some foreign countries.  At the Universite Paris 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 received the ABA’s Spirit of Excellence Award in 2011, and has earned several awards for his work in mentoring programs and outreach to youth in the community. 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.


Selected Works

Charles Calleros & Stephen Gerst, Contracts: Cases, Text, and Problems (Carolina Academic Press 2016) (digital and hardcover book).

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

Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win (2d ed., Wolters Kluwer 2013).

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).

Cause, Consideration, Promissory Estoppel, and Promises Under Deed: What Our Students Should Know About Enforcement of Promises in Historical and International Context, 13 Chi.-Kent J. Int'l & Comp. L. 83 (2013).

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).

Punitive Damages, Liquidated Damages, and Clauses PĂ©nale in Contract Actions: A Comparative Analysis of the American Common Law and the French Code Civil, 32 Brook. J. Int'l Law 67 (2006).


Assistant: Suzanne Lynn

Curriculum Vitae

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

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