School of Law welcomes visiting scholar
Public Relations - Published: September 19, 2012
MohsenManeshbodyWidener Law and its Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law are pleased to announce that Professor Mohsen Manesh of the University of Oregon School of Law will serve as the school’s 2012 annual visiting scholar in residence in business and corporate law.

Manesh will speak with Widener Law students and faculty of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law on Thursday, Sept. 20, at noon in the Barristers’ Club. He will address members of the bench and bar at a gathering in downtown Wilmington later in the day.

His remarks are titled “Express Contract Terms and the Implied Contractual Covenant of Delaware Law.”

Manesh’s visit is made possible through the generosity of The Delaware Counsel Group LLP, Attorneys at Law, a Wilmington-based law firm that represents clients internationally on the Delaware law aspects of complex transactional and governance matters.

“Professor Mohsen Manesh is a promising young scholar who has done some path breaking empirical analyses of the governance choices of publicly held noncorporate entities. We expect that his visit will be professionally rewarding and support our ability to continue bringing other rising corporate law scholars to Wilmington,” said Lawrence A. Hamermesh, the Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law.

“The law school and the legal community will benefit from the expertise he shares, while Professor Manesh will be able to get reactions to his work from attorneys and judges who are at the forefront of practice in his area of expertise. This program is a plus for the school and the community. The Law School is grateful to Ellisa Habbart and the Delaware Counsel Group for its support of this event,” Hamermesh said.

Habbart said she “hopes that many members of the bar will attend given the topic of Professor Manesh’s presentation is currently the subject of much discussion and debate.” She said she is “proud to support the institute’s efforts to bring new voices to the discussion of Delaware corporate issues each year.”

Manesh’s downtown lecture will be Thursday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. at The Wilmington Club, 1103 N. Market St., Wilmington. Attorneys from Delaware and Pennsylvania who attend will be eligible for one substantive continuing legal education credit. There is no cost to register. A reception will follow the presentation.

To register, contact Constance Sweeney at 302.477.2177 or

Manesh’s research interest focuses on the intersection of corporate, contract and LLC law. He has authored numerous law journal articles and his work has been cited by the Second Circuit court of Appeals. Prior to joining the Oregon Law faculty he was an associate attorney in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, practicing in the areas of corporate finance and business transactions.