Widener Law programs in corporate compliance and ethics to receive prestigious honor
Public Relations - Published: September 12, 2011
2011EthicsAwardPromoWidener Law will be honored by the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, which is recognizing Widener with an award for exceptional work to strengthen the compliance and ethics professions.

Dean Linda L. Ammons will accept the award on the school’s behalf Sept. 12 at the society’s seventh-annual International Compliance Awards Banquet in Las Vegas. Widener Law will be honored for its work in developing programs that promote the professions of compliance and ethics. Corporate compliance and business ethics are relatively new fields across public and private industries. Executives in these positions ensure their companies comply with state and federal regulations.

The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the role of compliance professionals, and advancing corporate governance, compliance and ethics on a global scale. Widener’s Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law offers the only master’s-level corporate program in the United States accredited with the society, which is an arm of the Health Care Compliance Association.

Additionally, Widener offers a compliance program through its master of jurisprudence in health law. Widener is one of only two law schools in the nation whose program is accredited by the Corporate Compliance Board, which is also an arm of the Health Care Compliance Association.

“We are honored to be a recipient of a prestigious Society award this year. Widener has worked hard to build a top-flight program in corporate compliance and ethics within our Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law and our Health Law Institute,” Ammons said. “While our accreditations already set us apart from the nation’s other law schools, this achievement is tremendous validation of our efforts to promote compliance programs focused on integrity and ethical behavior. We are immensely proud to be recognized in this way.”