Taiwanese delegation visits the Delaware campus
Public Relations - Published: September 20, 2009
taiwanJudgesThe Delaware campus recently hosted a group of visitors from Taiwan who came to learn more about the state’s court system and legal education. The delegation was made up of judges, an attorney and a translator.

Their time at Widener on Sept. 15 included hearing faculty presentations, touring the campus and meeting with members of the law school community. Lawrence A. Hamermesh, the Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law, gave them introductory remarks about the law school and its programs during a breakfast in the Alfred Avins Special Collection Library room.

The group also heard from Dean Linda L. Ammons, who welcomed them and spent time with them in meetings and at a luncheon; Associate Professor Paul Regan, who spoke to them about Delaware corporate law; Associate Professor Patrick J. Johnston who talked about negotiation and mediation; Professor Jean M. Eggen, who spoke about complex litigation; and Visiting Professor Richard Herrmann, who talked about technology in the courtroom.

The delegation dropped in on the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law offices and visited the Aquipt room in Polishook Hall. They had a luncheon in the Barristers’ Club with faculty and staff where they heard Professor Larry D. Barnett and Assistant Professor Edward K. Osei give presentations on their research.

“Although this is a short visit I hope you will begin to see the wealth of knowledge and intellect we have here on our campus,” Ammons said. “Go back and tell your colleagues they are welcome to come and visit us any time.”

The stop at Widener Law was one of many during the group’s eight-day trip to Delaware, which was organized by the state International Trade and Development Office. It was the second time in two years a delegation from Taiwan has visited the Delaware campus.