Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Corporate Governance and Ethics: Conversations with the Delaware Court

About one million corporations have their legal headquarters in the state of Delaware, including more than half of the Fortune 500. In "Why Corporations Choose Delaware," corporate lawyer Lewis S. Black writes, "I think the answer is not one thing but a number of things. It includes the Delaware General Corporation Law which is one of the most advanced and flexible corporation statutes in the nation. It includes the Delaware courts and, in particular, Delaware's highly respected corporations court, the Court of Chancery."

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, in cooperation with the SCU School of Law and several local law firms, has brought several members of the Delaware courts to campus as Distinguished Visiting Scholars to explore the intersection between corporate law and ethics. The following videos capture highlights from those visits.

Issues in Corporate Governance Before the Delaware Court of Chancery
Sam Glasscock, vice chancellor of the Court of Chancery in Delaware
Delaware Corporate Law and Corporate Ethics
Sam Glasscock, vice chancellor of the Court of Chancery in Delaware
Core Concepts in Corporate Governance
Myron Steele, Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
Business Ethics, Fiduciary Responsibilities, and the Law
J. Travis Laster, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

The Future of Corporate Governance: Critical Issues
Myron Steele, Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court

The Role of the Delaware Courts in Corporate Law
Myron Steele, Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court

Fiduciary Trust and Executive Compensation
William B. Chandler III, former Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery