Leading business and economy expert to deliver Widener’s annual Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law
Public Relations - Published: October 3, 2008

eric talleyWidener University School of Law is pleased to announce Harvard Law School Visiting Professor Eric L. Talley will deliver the 2008 annual Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture in Law.

Talley will deliver his lecture Friday, Oct. 10 at an 8 a.m. breakfast in the du Barry Room of the Hotel du Pont, Wilmington. He will also speak to students on the Widener campus at 11 a.m. in Polishook Hall room 203.

Talley is a law professor at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, where he is co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. He is also a senior economist with the RAND Corp. He is spending the 2008-09 academic year teaching corporate law and finance as a visiting professor at Harvard Law. A leading expert on the intersection of corporate law, governance and finance, Talley plans to deliver a speech entitled “How Complexity Simplifies Corporate Law, Governance, and Incentives.”

Talley has been teaching and researching in law schools, economics departments, and business schools for more than a decade, covering a multitude of courses ranging from corporate and commercial law to law and game theory. He has also published articles in many of the nation’s most respected legal journals, including the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Aside from teaching, Talley is a director of the American Association of Law and Economics and chair of the American Association of Law Schools section in contracts. He is a frequent commentator on the national radio show “Marketplace” and often speaks to corporate boards on issues pertaining to fiduciary duties, corporate governance and financial analysis.

Talley’s lecture is presented by the Widener University School of Law and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, the law school’s prestigious law review. The lecture series has attracted many renowned speakers in the area of corporate law since the first Pileggi lecture in 1986.

This year’s program has been approved in Delaware for one continuing legal education credit (no ethics) and in Pennsylvania for one substantive continuing legal education credit (no ethics). There is no cost to attend the breakfast or lecture. The event is made possible by the generosity of Francis G. Pileggi, a founding attorney of Pileggi & Pileggi and father of Widener Law alumnus Francis G.X. Pileggi, who conceived of the idea through a desire to create a corporate law forum for practitioners, judges and academics.

Those interested in attending should call 302.477.2145 by Friday, Oct. 3. Seating is limited.