Chinese delegation’s visit a great success
Public Relations - Published: February 26, 2009

“We look forward to your return” – Law Dean Linda L. Ammons

Officials on Widener Law’s Delaware campus spent an enjoyable day hosting their academic counterparts from Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China on Monday, Feb. 16.

The six-person group of visitors included law professors, the vice president of the university and a senior judge of the Chongqing Higher Court, who is also a visiting professor at the university. They came to the United States to exchange ideas on corporate law with the legal academic community and they made Widener’s Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law their first stop.

“We at Widener are becoming more and more known for our global footprint and presence around the world – particularly through our international programs,” said Law Dean Linda L. Ammons at a campus luncheon attended by students, faculty, staff, alumni and area legal dignitaries. “We hope this won’t be the only time you come visit us. We look forward to your return to our school.”

Liu Jun, the Chinese group leader and vice president of the university, also spoke at the luncheon. Through an interpreter he told the crowd of nearly 50 people how much his school enjoys its budding relationship with Widener University, which began roughly three years ago.

“We appreciate all your hard work for this conference,” he said. “Thank you so much.”

Judge Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit took part in the luncheon and told the crowd there is much Delawareans can learn from their friends in the Chinese delegation, particularly given all that is happening with the global economy. “This a time of incredible corporate law developments,” he said.

The delegation also during the day was able to meet Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland, Widener University Senior Vice President and Provost Jo Allen, and student leaders with the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. The group toured the DJCL offices.

Associate Professor Paul Regan organized the visit for Widener. He and his wife, Patricia, escorted the visitors on a tour of Longwood Gardens the day after the campus event.