On October 20, 2007, Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland
, an adjunct professor at Widener Law since 1991 as well as a member of the school’s Board of Overseers, received the 2007 A. Sherman Christensen Award at the American Inns of Court’s Celebration of Excellence. The A. Sherman Christensen Award, named for the founder of the first American Inn of Court, is awarded to an individual who has provided dedicated leadership to the American Inns of Court.
Inns of Court consist of judges and lawyers who meet monthly to discuss and develop legal skills and ethics in an effort to improve professionalism. Justice Holland served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Inns of Court Foundation from 2000-04, was a founding member of the Terry-Carey Inn of Court, and helped build lasting relationships with the English and Irish Inns of Court.
Justice Holland graduated from Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has also earned a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Widener Law. Justice Holland, the youngest person to serve on the Delaware Supreme Court, is now in his second term. A recipient of the 2002 Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and the 2004 Widener Law School Adjunct Professor Distinguished Service Award, Justice Holland has co-edited several books including Delaware Supreme Court: Golden Anniversary and The Delaware Constitution of 1897 - The First One Hundred Years
. His newest book is Middle Temple Lawyers and the American Revolution
(Thompson West 2007).