Corporate Law Center

Supporting learning

The Center allows students to learn the fundamental principles of business law from leading scholars and prominent practitioners. Our business law faculty includes professionals who have been involved in high-level business transactions. Our adjunct professors work in prominent positions for large companies throughout the city and are as dedicated to teaching as they are passionate in their business career.

Recent Events

Musk, Delaware Judges, and the Future of American Corporate Law 

April 8, 2024

It was standing-room only for the Corporate Law Center's presentation on Musk, Delaware Judges, and the Future of American Corporate Law on April 8, 2024. Fordham Law Professors Richard Squire and Sean Griffith discussed the recent Delaware Chancery Court decision in Tornetta v. Musk, which rescinded Elon Musk's $55 billion compensation package at Tesla. Their presentations attempted to answer the burning question: can one man change the course of American corporate law as we know it? The presentations touched on everything from Musk's unusual business practices to the perceived politicization of the Delaware judiciary. Attendeeds participated in a lively question and answer session, and the conversations continued at a reception held after the event.

21st Annual Albert A. DeStefano Lecture

February 27, 2024

The 21st Annual Albert A. DeStefano Lecture on Corporate, Securities & Financial Law welcomed former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, and current Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Leo E. Strine, Jr. on February 27, 2024. Justice Strine delivered a lecture entitled "Minutes are Worth the Minutes," which focused on the importance of good board documentation practices. After his remarks, Justice Strine joined Professor Richard Squire in a discussion about seminal corporate law rulings and how careful board minuting practices may have affected their outcomes. After a lively Q&A session with the audience, guests joined Justice Strine for a reception. 

M&A Workshop

January 26, 2024

Over 60 Fordham Law students attended the M&A Workshop hosted by the Corporate Law Center and led by M&A attorneys from Skadden and Cooley on Friday, January 26th. Students learned about the exciting and complex world of mergers and acquisitions law and participated in simulated NDA and M&A term sheet negotiations throughout the day.