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Corporate Governance and Ethics

Views from 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.

Oct 5, 2015

Advice to First Time Public Board Members

John W. Noble, vice chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

Are Corporate Governance Standards Different for Smaller Firms?

John W. Noble, vice chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

The Growing Importance of Corporate Governance

John W. Noble, vice chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

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

Ethics in the News

    How Ethics Serves Business Goals

    A board should ask itself: Does it optimize the bottom line? Is it legal? Is it ethical?