Helen S. Balick Chair in Business Bankruptcy Law

Widener Law School has initiated a search to fill a newly created faculty position: the Helen S. Balick Chair in Business Bankruptcy Law. Without further editorializing, here’s the text of the job posting:

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WIDENER UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for the newly established Helen S. Balick Chair in Business Bankruptcy Law. That Chair honors Judge Balick’s pivotal role in the national development of business bankruptcy proceedings, and is intended to stimulate and coordinate constructive debate on issues germane to business bankruptcy law. It is contemplated that the occupant of the Chair will take advantage of her or his prior experience and scholarship, together with proximity to the Delaware bench and bar, to advance the law school’s contributions to the field of business law through its Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law. The Helen S. Balick Chair will hold the following responsibilities:

1. Publishing scholarly articles on the subject of business bankruptcy;
2. Facilitating research relating to business bankruptcy issues;
3. Promoting the teaching and training of students, judges, and practicing lawyers in the business bankruptcy field;
4. Developing print and web-based publications on business bankruptcy topics for use by the local and national bench and bar; and
5. Organizing periodic seminars and symposia on current and important issues in business bankruptcy law and practice.

A record of scholarly achievement is required. Although our search is focused on those working in the field of business bankruptcy law, accomplished scholars in other areas involving business law are invited to apply. Women, members of minority groups, and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty are encouraged to apply. Nominations for the Chair are also welcome.

Contact: Lawrence A. Hamermesh, Chair, Balick Chair Search Committee, Widener University School of Law, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19803, lahamermesh@widener.edu.

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