Delaware Supreme Court justice to teach in Venice summer program
Public Relations - Published: February 11, 2013
HollandVenice400pxStudents studying in Venice this summer will not only get to live in one of the world’s most beautiful and unique cities, they will have the opportunity to learn from one of America’s most distinguished jurists.

Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland will teach a course in comparative corporate law over the first two weeks of the month-long program. His class will run from June 17 to 28 and is worth one credit.

Holland said students in the course will compare what other countries are doing in areas of corporate law when those countries are confronted by similar issues that have already been decided by Delaware courts. “It’s really interesting to learn about different approaches,” he said.

This summer will mark Holland’s third time teaching for Widener’s summer abroad program in Venice. He taught the same course last summer, and in 2010. He also taught in Tuscany for a 2008 alumni continuing legal education excursion.

“Venice is a spectacular city and I look forward to again sharing this summer experience with students who are studying through the Widener program,” he said.

Holland has served as a member of the law school adjunct faculty since 1991. He was first appointed to the Delaware Supreme Court in 1986 after working in private practice as a partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell. He holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Master of Laws in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia Law School.

He has received numerous awards, including the 1992 Judge of the Year Award from the National Child Support Enforcement Association, the 2011 Dwight D. Opperman Award for Judicial Excellence, the 2009 James Wilson Award from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, the 2003 American Judicature Society’s Herbert Harley Award and the 2007 American Inns of Court Christensen Award. In 2004, he was elected to be an Honorable Master of the Bench by Lincoln’s Inn in London. Chief Justices Rehnquist and Roberts appointed him as the state judge member of the Federal Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules.

Holland is the past national President of the American Inns of Court Foundation and he chaired the national Advisory Committee to the American Judicature Society’s Center for Judicial Ethics. He is a member of the American Law Institute and he serves on the American Judicature Society’s Board of Directors. He has written, co-authored or edited eight books.

Learn more about Widener’s study abroad programs in Venice, Nairobi, Kenya or Lausanne, Switzerland.