Paul L. Regan
Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law

B.S., Villanova University
J.D., Temple University School of Law

Phone: 302.477.2171

Paul L. Regan is Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law at Widener's Delaware campus. Professor Regan received a B.S. from Villanova University in 1979 and a J.D. from Temple University Law School in 1982.

Following graduation from law school, Professor Regan served as Litigation Associate, Fellheimer, Eichen & Goodman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1982-83; Litigation Associate, Liebert, Short, Fitzpatrick & Lavin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1983-85; Corporate Litigation Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Wilmington, Delaware, from 1985-94.

Professor Regan joined the faculty at Widener as Visiting Associate Professor of Law and served in that capacity from 1994-95. Since 1995, Professor Regan has served as Associate Professor of Law. Professor Regan is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. He teaches and writes in the areas of Business Organizations, Advanced Corporations, Corporate Finance, and Contracts. During the summer of 2001, Professor Regan served as Director of Widener's Geneva International Law Institute.

Professor Regan has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations. For the last year, Professor Regan has chaired a committee of community volunteers who are working with the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District to raise funds and public support for a high school stadium renovation. Professor Regan also has served as liaison to the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners for the Law School. Professor Regan has coached boys' and girls' soccer teams for the last ten years in the Southern Chester County Soccer Association of Pennsylvania. Professor Regan has also coached a local middle school track and field team for the past two years.

Selected Recent Publications


  • What's Left of Unocal? 27 Del. J. Corp. L. 947 (2001).
  • Great Expectations? A Contract Law Analysis for Preclusive Corporate Lock-Ups, 21 Cardozo L. Rev. 1 (1999).
  • The Unimportance of Being Earnest: Paramount Rewrites the Rules for Enhanced Scrutiny in Corporate Takeovers, 46 Hastings L.J. 125 (1994). 

  • Settlement of Class and Derivative Actions, 7 M & A & Corp. Governance L. Rep. (Computer L. Rep.) 794 (1992).