Stephen E. Friedman
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law

B.A., Yale University
J.D., Harvard Law School

Phone: 302.477.2291

FriedmanSteveDeFac300pxStephen E. Friedman is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Widener's Delaware Campus. Professor Friedman received a B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 1989, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1992.

Following graduation from law school, Professor Friedman was an associate on the trial team of the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads. Professor Friedman joined the Widener faculty in 1998 and has taught Contracts, Sales & Leases, Arbitration, and Secured Transactions. He became the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2014.

Professor Friedman is a co-chair of the ABA Business Law Section Annual Survey Subcommittee (Uniform Commercial Code) as well as co-editor of the Business Law Section’s Annual Uniform Commercial Code Survey.

Selected Recent Publications

  • The Lost Controversy Limitation of the Federal Arbitration Act, 46 U. Rich. L Rev. 1005 (2012)
  • A Pro-Congress Approach to Arbitration and Unconscionability, 106 NW. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 53 (2011)
  • Arbitration Provisions: Little Darlings and Little Monsters, 79 Fordham L. Rev. 2035 (2011)
  • Giving Unconscionability More Muscle: Attorneys' Fees as a Remedy for Contractual Overreaching, 44 Ga. L. Rev. 317 (2010) 
  • Protecting Consumers from Arbitration Provisions in Cyberspace, the Federal Arbitration Act and E-SIGN Notwithstanding, 57 Cath. U. L. Rev. 377 (2008).
  • Improving the Rolling Contract, 56 AM. U. L. Rev. 1 (2006).
  • Text and Circumstance: Warranty Disclaimers in a World of Rolling Contracts, 46 Ariz. L. Rev. 677 (2004).