Widener Law to welcome visitors from China
Public Relations - Published: February 12, 2009
 ChinaVisitorsPRomo2The Delaware campus of Widener Law will host a contingent of legal academics and a judge from China, who will travel to Wilmington this month to share ideas and learn more about corporate law.

The six-person group is made up of professionals from the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China. It includes law professors, the vice president of the university and a senior judge of the Chongqing Higher Court, who is also a visiting professor at the university. They will be on Widener’s Delaware campus Monday, Feb. 16.

The daylong visit further enhances a relationship Widener University has developed with the prestigious Chinese academic institution in recent years – a relationship begun by businessman David W. Oskin, chair of the Widener University Board of Trustees, and Widener University President James T. Harris III, and supported by the full administration.

The group visiting Widener’s Delaware campus will capitalize on the law school’s highly respected Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law, which is sponsoring the visit, and the expertise of professors in that subject matter. Associate Professor Paul L. Regan, who teaches for the institute, is organizing the visit. Regan said the group will make private presentations on Chinese corporate law to a group of professors he is forming, and then discuss their positions with the audience. The Chinese presenters have already sent papers outlining the theses of their presentations. Regan has also invited some Delaware corporate law attorneys who do business in the Pacific Rim and students from the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law to participate.

Judge Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland will be on hand for part of the day to share some remarks from a judicial perspective. The visitors intend to stay in Delaware a second day to tour Wilmington and the surrounding areas, before they will move on to other visits planned at the University of North Carolina and Chicago – Kent College of Law.

“It is gratifying to have such talented people looking across the world to Widener Law as a place where they can share ideas and learn more about corporate law,” Regan said. “We welcome them and look forward to a day of stimulating discussions.”