Law of Delaware Business Entities Subject of International Symposium at Widener University School of Law
Published: October 3, 2007
Wilmington, Del. -Widener University School of Law will host the Fourth Annual Symposium on the Law of Delaware Business Entities on Oct. 11 and 12 at the Widener University School of Law Delaware Campus, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington.

The two-day symposium, subtitled An International Dialogue on Current Trends Affecting the Governance of Delaware Entities in the Public and Private Capital Markets, will focus primarily on the legal and ethical impact of new governmental regulation of business organizations in the public capital markets, trends in corporate governance in the public capital markets, private capital and the law, and the Delaware series in alternative entities as a paradigm for statutory evolution.

As part of the program, practitioners and scholars from the United Kingdom and the United States, members of the Delaware bench and bar, and members of the business community will engage in interactive presentations what will provide a much-needed international perspective on the issues. It will provide insight on Delaware law as perceived by British lawyers and provide Delaware attorneys and business leaders with an opportunity to understand any common misperceptions, including a discussion of common mistakes and missed opportunities in these changing financial markets.

According to Ann E. Conaway, professor of law at Widener and symposium director, the symposium provides a first step towards a working relationship among members of the English legal system, the Widener School of Law, the Delaware bench and bar, and the Delaware business and financial community.

"The English participants are quite excited to share their practices, victories and mistakes in reforming their business laws," Conaway said. "This participation by our international visitors is a unique opportunity for the law school and our legal and business communities to become connected, internationally, with members of the English and American Inns of Court in London, a vital center for the changing global economy."

The symposium is approved for a total of 12 continuing legal education credits, including two ethics credits, in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Registration for the complete, two-day symposium is $300, and registration for one day is $200. The symposium is free for Widener University School of Law students. For more information, or to register for the symposium, contact Constance Sweeney, coordinator for special programs, at 302-477-2177 or e-mail