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Nathaniel C. Nichols
Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs

B.A., Howard University
J.D., Columbia University School of Law

Phone: 302.477.2269

Nathaniel C. Nichols is Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs at Widener's Delaware campus. Professor Nichols received a B.A. from Howard University in 1970 and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1973.

Following graduation from law school, Professor Nichols served as Managing Attorney for Delaware County Legal Assistance in Chester, Pennsylvania, from 1974-78, and in private practice as a partner at Nichols & Givens in Chester, Pennsylvania, from 1978-86.

Professor Nichols joined the faculty at Delaware Law School as Visiting Assistant Professor in 1986 and served in that capacity until 1988; he then served as Assistant Professor of Law, from 1988-91, and as Associate Professor of Law since 1991. Professor Nichols served as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs from 1995-96; Associate Dean for Student Affairs from 1996-97, and Dean of Students from 1997-98, when he returned to the faculty as Director of the Clinical Programs.

Professor Nichols is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, and teaches and writes in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights.

Professor Nichols has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including The Chester Education Foundation and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference.

Selected Recent Publications

  • When Harry Met Sally: Client Counseling Under BAPCPA, 15 WIDENER L.J. 641 (2006).
  • Modeling Professionalism: The Process From a Clinical Perspective, 14 WIDENER L.J. 441 (2005).
  • Home Alone: Home Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Scams and the Theft of Equity, 11 J. AFFORDABLE HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEV. L. 280 (2001).
  • et al., Decanal and Administrative Opportunities in the New Millennium, 6 WIDENER L. SYMP. J. 175 (2000).