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"Reflections on Delaware: Dialogues on Substantive Coercion" (Sixth Annual Morrison & Foerster Lectureship in Law)


March 31, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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    "Reflections on Delaware: Dialogues on Substantive Coercion" featuring William B. Chandler III, Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

    The lecture will focus on how interactions between and interrelationships among the Delaware legislature, the Court of Chancery, corporate actors and their attorneys, academics, and the Delaware Supreme Court enable the state to develop its corporate law.

    •6:00 p.m. public lecture
    •7:00 p.m. public reception

    This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

    Please click here to register for this event.

    William B. Chandler III was first appointed Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery in 1997, where he had served as Vice Chancellor since 1989. On June 30, 2009, he was reappointed to another 12 year term as Chancellor. Before his appointment to the Court of Chancery, the Chancellor served as Resident Judge of the Delaware Superior Court from 1985 to 1989. He received law degrees from the University of South Carolina School of Law and the Yale Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware. Before his appointment to the Court, Chancellor Chandler was an associate with Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell and he served as Legal Counsel to former Delaware Governor Pete duPont. The Chancellor also taught commercial law, legislative process, and remedies for two years at the University of Alabama School of Law. He is presently a member of the American Law Institute, the Delaware Bar Association, and the American College of Business Court Judges. He is a Trustee of the Weinberg Corporate Governance Center at the University of Delaware, and the Yale Law School Corporate Governance Center. Chancellor Chandler teaches at several law schools across the country, including Vanderbilt, Ohio State, Georgia and Washington University. Chancellor Chandler and his wife, Gayle, have two children, Will and Melody, who both graduated from the University of Delaware, in 2006 and 2009, respectively.

    For questions contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 650.723.2730 or

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