Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
B.A., Yale University
J.D., Harvard Law School
Stephen E. Friedman is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Widener's Delaware Campus. Professor Friedman received a B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 1989, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1992.
Following graduation from law school, Professor Friedman was an associate on the trial team of the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads. Professor Friedman joined the Widener faculty in 1998 and has taught Contracts, Sales & Leases, Arbitration, and Secured Transactions. He became the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2014.
Professor Friedman is a co-chair of the ABA Business Law Section Annual Survey Subcommittee (Uniform Commercial Code) as well as co-editor of the Business Law Section’s Annual Uniform Commercial Code Survey. Selected Recent Publications Articles
- The Lost Controversy Limitation of the Federal Arbitration Act, 46 U. Rich. L Rev. 1005 (2012)
- A Pro-Congress Approach to Arbitration and Unconscionability, 106 NW. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 53 (2011)
- Arbitration Provisions: Little Darlings and Little Monsters, 79 Fordham L. Rev. 2035 (2011)
- Giving Unconscionability More Muscle: Attorneys' Fees as a Remedy for Contractual Overreaching, 44 Ga. L. Rev. 317 (2010)
- Protecting Consumers from Arbitration Provisions in Cyberspace, the Federal Arbitration Act and E-SIGN Notwithstanding, 57 Cath. U. L. Rev. 377 (2008).
- Improving the Rolling Contract, 56 AM. U. L. Rev. 1 (2006).
- Text and Circumstance: Warranty Disclaimers in a World of Rolling Contracts, 46 Ariz. L. Rev. 677 (2004).