Business Law Week 2023 Highlights

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Another Business Law Week has come and gone. Maryland Carey Law’s Business Law Program was proud to offer students, faculty, and alumni a week filled with all things Business Law!

Business Law Week is a series of lectures, seminars, and networking events where experts in the field share their practical advice and experiences with enthusiastic business law students. The focus is on enhancing students' understanding of business law and how it relates to real-world scenarios. This engaging and interactive event week fosters collaboration and learning, helping students to build important connections with their peers and industry professionals.

Business Law Week kicked off on Monday, March 6th when the Business Law Society hosted attorneys from Liff, Walsh, & Simmons at the law school for an informal lunch and networking opportunity. This is the second year in a row that the Business Law Society has hosted Liff, Walsh, & Simmons as part of Business Law Week. In addition to great conversation, casual questions, and the opportunity to network with one of our area’s wonderful law firms, students attending the event were also invited to a future event at the Liff, Walsh & Simmons office in Annapolis.

On Wednesday, March 8th we welcomed Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Paul A. Fioravanti, Jr. '97, back to Maryland Carey Law as the 2023 Norman P. Ramsey Distinguished Lecturer. Vice Chancellor Fioravanti provided the Normal P. Ramsey Lecture titled “Inside the Delaware Court of Chancery: A Modern-Day Perspective” where he offered an overview of the Court of Chancery’s history, purpose, and jurisdiction including a discussion of the procedures and rules of practice with insights into the legal and practical considerations involved in corporate litigation.

In addition to the Ramsey Lecture, Vice Chancellor Fioravanti was also generous enough to offer two additional opportunities to students during Business Law Week. He was a guest at the 1L Business Law Welcome Reception where the newest Business Law Track members were formally welcomed to the track. The Vice Chancellor also participated in a judicial chat with students discussing judicial law clerk and internship opportunities with Delaware Courts. As a sitting judiciary, Vice Chancellor Fioravanti knows first-hand the importance of judicial clerkships to the legal profession and provided students with an insider’s perspective on the process and the important work that clerks do in any chamber. Ahmed Jackson ’25 remarked, “Vice Chancellor Fioravanti provided meaningful insight on building relationships with classmates, the history of the Delaware Courts, and the importance of judicial clerkships after completing law school, encouraging me to stay open to the possibility of a judicial clerkship.”

On Thursday, March 9th, the Journal of Business and Technology Law held its annual symposium as part of Business Law Week. Examining the issues of big tech and societal interests, the symposium, entitled The People v. Tech: Balancing the Interests of Big Tech and Society was well attended.

Business Law Week is a great platform for our bright and talented students to learn from amazing guest speakers and industry experts. We are grateful for our guests who are a testament to the commitment of the legal community to empower the next generation of business law professionals.