Widener University School of Law is pleased to welcome New York University School of Law Professor Robert H. Sitkoff to its Wilmington campus as a visiting scholar.
Sitkoff's visit is made possible by a generous gift from The Delaware Counsel Group LLP, a Wilmington-based law firm that advises nationally and internationally on Delaware corporate and alternative-entity law. This marks the third year the law school and The Delaware Counsel Group LLP have hosted a visiting scholar.
Sitkoff, a trusts and estates expert, will spend April 12-13 mixing with the law school, legal community and business leaders, as well as speaking at two formal events. While he is part of NYU's full-time law faculty, Sitkoff is currently serving this spring semester as the John L. Gray visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School.
He will deliver remarks to members of the Widener Law community, the bench, bar and Delaware state officials on Thursday, April 12 at 4 p.m. The talk will be held in the third-floor board room of the Wilmington Trust Center on Rodney Square in Wilmington. Sitkoff is expected to discuss his research project, "The Rise of the Statutory Business Trust," which examines the development of the statutory business trust as an alternative mode of business organization.
Cynthia Kane, special assistant to Delaware Secretary of State Harriet Smith Windsor and director of international marketing for the secretary, will open the presentation. Vice Chancellor Leo E. Strine of the Delaware Court of Chancery will join Sitkoff and contribute his comments to the presentation. A reception, sponsored by the Wilmington Trust Co., will follow.
In addition to his speech at the Wilmington Trust Center, Sitkoff will make a presentation to Widener's Delaware faculty and to Widener students, including the members of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. He will also address the Delaware Bankers Association on Friday, April 13.