Widener Law welcomes Delaware chancellor to its Vale Distinguished Speaker series
Public Relations - Published: January 10, 2014

Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr.

Widener Law and its Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law will welcome Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr. to its Wilmington, Del. campus this month as part of the Ruby R. Vale Distinguished Speaker Series.

Strine’s talk, “Duty and the Death Penalty,” will take place Monday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom, 4601 Concord Pike.

The law school opened the speaker series Oct. 28 with a talk by then Delaware Chief Justice Myron T. Steele on issues of good faith in non-corporate business entities. Steele retired Nov. 30. Strine is expected to explore the role of public officials in the administration of the death penalty.

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. It is designed to shine a spotlight on leaders within the Delaware bench and bar who are nationally known. The event is open to the law school community and the general public.

While Strine leads the state’s preeminent trial court on matters of corporate law and equity, he also sits, as Chancellor ex officio, on the Delaware Board of Pardons. He was confirmed as Chancellor of the Court of Chancery in June 2011 and served as a Vice Chancellor since 1998. He has long-standing positions as the Austin Wakeman Scott Lecturer in Law at the Harvard Law School, senior fellow at the Harvard Program of Corporate Governance and as adjunct professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University Law Schools. Prior to joining the bench he was counsel to Gov. Thomas R. Carper, and had worked as a corporate litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

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.