Widener Law launches corporate law speaker series on its Delaware campus
Public Relations - Published: October 21, 2013
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Widener Law and its Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law will launch a new corporate law speaker series Monday, Oct. 28 when the state’s chief justice visits the Wilmington, Del. campus to discuss issues of good faith.

Chief Justice Myron T. Steele will deliver the lecture “The Contractual Duty of ‘Good Faith’ – An ‘Unresolved Enigma’ in the ABO World,” at 4 p.m. in room L126 of the Main Law Building.

The series is intended to bring judges, practitioners and other distinguished public servants to the law school to showcase their work and strengthen connections with the Widener community. The series will continue Jan. 13 with a lecture by Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr.

“Widener presents a number of programs that bring leading scholars from around the country to Delaware to share their work,” Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law Lawrence A. Hamermesh said. “This series is designed to shine a spotlight on leaders within the Delaware bench and bar who are nationally known in the corporate law world. We want to celebrate the luminaries we have right here at home.”

Steele’s lecture is open to the law school community and the general public, and may be of special interest to the corporate law bar. He has led Delaware’s highest court since 2004, after serving on both the Superior Court and the Delaware Court of Chancery. Steele has presided over major corporate litigation and LLC and limited partner governance disputes, and he writes frequently on issues of corporate document interpretation and corporate governance. Directorship Magazine consistently ranks him as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance in the United States. He is president of the Conference of Chief Justices and he chairs the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors.

Steele announced recently he will retire from the Delaware judiciary on Nov. 30.

There is no cost to attend the lecture. Those planning to come are asked to RSVP to Carol Perrupato at caperrupato@widener.edu or at 302.477.2178.

Widener Law is grateful to the Ruby R. Vale Foundation for its generous support of this speaker series.