Widener University School of Law’s summer program for US law students, US attorneys, international attorneys and law students from around the world is the perfect place to study United States and Delaware Corporate law. The three-week Summer Institute provides an in depth program in U.S. corporate law for those interested in a career in corporate and business law. This program is being offered through Widener's Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law
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Advanced Concepts in Corporate Law
This course is designed for the practicing attorney or student who wants an in-depth program on the workings of Delaware and U.S. corporate law. This course is also suitable for current U.S. law students who have already completed a basic course in business organizations and are looking to enrich their studies with an advanced course in Delaware corporation law.
Topics addressed in this course will include: shareholder electoral power, the managerial power and fiduciary duties of the board of directors, the role of judicial review in providing board accountability to shareholders, the directors’ fiduciary duty of disclosure under state law, and the role of directors and shareholders in mergers and acquisition transactions.
Day trips have included outings to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the United Nations in New York, and the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. The class also had a personal meeting with the deputy counsel to Vice President Joe Biden, while in Washington in the office of the council to the Vice President of the United States. Vice President Biden was a long-time Widener Law adjunct faculty member before his election. Visits have also been made to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission where lectures have been given by the Deputy Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance. Classes regularly visit the law offices of the DuPont Corporation and the Delaware Court of Chancery where a Vice Chancellor has been a lecturer in previous programs.
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- Full Program cost $3,300.00 (including tuition, housing, breakfast and lunch most class days, cost of excursion transportation.)
- Students may elect to pay tuition only and be responsible for their own housing and all meals
- Tuition Only – $2,632 ($1,316 per credit)
- Excursion Cost: $200.00