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Mid-Year Write-On Competition

October 5th, 2009 No comments

The Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race is pleased to announce its second annual Mid-Year Write-On Competition. The competition will be open to all 2RD, 2ED, and 3ED students with a cumulative grade-point-average of 2.7.

More details will be forthcoming so please check back for more information shortly.

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Francis G. Pileggi Distinguished Lecture In Law Series

October 5th, 2009 No comments

“When Government is the Controlling Shareholder: Implications for Delaware” will be presented by Professor Edward Rock at 11 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2009 in Polishook Room 203 on the Delaware campus. Hosted by the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Professor Rock will discuss the impact of the federal government as the new controlling shareholder in a number of Delaware-based corporations. Specifically, Professor Rock will address the issue of whether or not the existing private law structures to regulate controlling shareholder behavior may be replaced by federal public law norms.

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Spring 2009 Write-on Competition

April 3rd, 2009 No comments

The Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race is pleased to announce the Spring 2009 Closed Write-On and Superior Authorship competitions. WJLER seeks students with strong writing and research abilities to join the staff of Widener Law’s newest law journal and help us reach our objective of joining and encouraging scholarly discourse and contributing to information available to policymakers as they seek to address issues on the tensions that arise in law, economics, and race. Specifically, this journal seeks to enhance the national dialogue by utilizing the Internet to publish articles, blogs, and commentary in addition to making audio and video commentary and discussion on law and race; economics and race; and law, economics, and race.

In order to reach that goal, WJLER seeks students who wish to help create and shape this new format of scholarly publication according to the high-quality, time-honored standards of legal research and authorship.

A TWEN site on WestLaw will be established for both write-on competitions.

Eligibility for the Closed Write-On Competition:

  • Student must have a Cumulative Grade-Point-Average of 2.7 at the end of the Spring Semester (determined after grades returned from Registrar).
  • Student must be a rising 2RD, 3ED, or 1ED who will be matriculating into the Regular Division in the Fall 2009 semester. 1ED students who will remain in the Extended Division must wait until their third semester before they can compete in one of the biannual write-on competitions.
  • The competition packet will be made available on May 9, 2009, the day following the end of the 1L final examination period.

Eligibility Rules and Guidelines for the Superior Authorship Competition:

  • Student must have a Cumulative Grade-Point-Average of 2.7 at the end of the Spring Semester (determined after the Registrar returns the grades)
  • Must choose a topic and submit the topic for approval no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13 (This is a deadline extension). Seminar papers will be accepted.
  • Topics should be submitted to:, Att.: Editorial Board – Superior Authorship topic in the subject line.
  • Submissions must be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman with one-inch margins. Page numbers must be centered at the bottom of each page. Footnotes in proper BlueBook citation format are required.
  • Final submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. June 11. Details on format and submission method will be forthcoming.
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The Business Case for Diversity

April 3rd, 2009 No comments

Widener School of Law, Delaware, will host Dr. Jeff McKinney, president of the Chicago-based Angkor Group, for his talk, “The Business Case for Diversity: Why We Need It, How We Achieve It.” Dr. McKinney’s remarks will focus on the legal profession and why the legal profession should encourage diversity to enhance overall performance.

Specifically, Dr. McKinney will address the historically underrepresented groups within the legal profession: Hispanics, women, African-Americans, and diversity issues related to race, religion, ethnicity, sex, and sexual orientation. A floor discussion and Q&A will follow the presentation.

The program has been scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the Barrister’s Club.

This Diversity Week event is sponsored by: SBA, PALS, MLS

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Dean’s Leadership Forum: “Diversity and Sports: The History, The Challenges, and The Future”

April 1st, 2009 No comments

This year’s theme brought scholars and experts from around the country to the Widener Law Harrisburg campus to address a myriad of issues related to minority participation in sports and the public eye. Symposium organizers chose the subject matter based on the recognized place of sports in culture and society.

To watch some of the presentations, follow the links below:
Daniel Frankl, Ph.D., California State University Los Angeles and Marie Hardin, Ph.D. Penn State John Curley Center for Sports Journalism

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Dean’s Leadership Forum on Diversity and Sports: Marie Hardin, “Sports, Minorities and the Media” panel

March 27th, 2009 No comments

Marie Hardin, Ph.D., associate professor and associate director at the Penn State John Curley Center for Sports discusses the case of Oscar Pistorius, a South African sprinter and double-amputee, and the IAAF’s declaration that Mr. Pistorius’ flex-step prosthetics gave him an unfair advantage in races. The IAAF announcement came shortly before the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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