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. Professor Regan was the Director, Venice International Law Institute for 2007, and the Director, Geneva International Law Institute, 2001 & 2003. He is a member of the Widener Law faculty since 1994. Formerly a corporate litigator with the Wilmington, Delaware office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Professor Regan participated in a number of the landmark corporate takeover cases in the mid 1980s and early 1990s.
Amanda L. Smith is an Associate Legal Methods Professor and the Director of Academic Support at the Harrisburg campus. She teaches Legal Methods, Judicial Opinion Writing, Advanced Appellate Advocacy, and Intensive Legal Analysis. Her research focuses on how best to prepare students for law practice. In 2010, the Legal Writing Institute awarded her a 2010 scholarship grant to continue her research into the pedagogical advantages to teaching judicial opinion writing in law school. In addition, she has shared teaching ideas at numerous conferences across the country. Professor Smith is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and has served on several of its committees.
The Honorable Randy J. Holland is the youngest person to serve on the Delaware Supreme Court, having been recommended to the Governor by a bipartisan merit selection committee. Prior to his appointment and confirmation in 1986, Justice Holland was in private practice as a partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell. In January 1999, he was reappointed and confirmed unanimously for a second twelve-year term. Justice Holland graduated from Swarthmore College. He also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, cum laude, where he received the Loughlin Award for legal ethics. Justice Holland received a Master of Laws in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia Law School.
Professor Massimiliano Granieri
is a professor of comparative private law and economic analysis at the University of Foggia Law School and professor of Intellectual Property Rights Management at LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Management and Economics. Prof. Granieri earned a J.D., with distinction, from LUISS “Guido Carli”, Italy, an LL.M. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Law from the University of Florence. He also was a Jemolo Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford, the United Kingdom. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas School of Law’s Jamail Center for Legal Studies and worked as legal counsel in the Office of Technology Transfer, Office of the President, University of California-Oakland. He is an appointed expert with the Ministry of Economic Development, Italian Patent and Trademark Office Directorate and advisor to European Patent Academy, European Patent Office. He has practiced and published extensively in Italian and English in the areas of comparative private law and intellectual property.