Professor John Coffee Presents Innovative Way of Examining Caselaw
Law school teaches students about litigation in the wrong way, claims Professor John Coffee, the Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, in his innovative seminar titled "Corporations in Court." Students are systematically presented in law school with reported decisions, which gives rise to a hindsight bias.
To correct this bias, Coffee invites judges and litigators of major Delaware and New York corporate cases to present their unique perspectives on the litigation decisions made in major cases as to motion practice, settlement negotiations, and appellate strategy, based on their reading of the evidence and litigation odds at the time of their decisions.
In this class, Chancellor William Chandler of the Delaware Chancery Court discusses his perspective as the trial judge in United Rentals, Inc. v. RAM Holdings, 937 A.2d 810 (Del. Ch. 2007) (the Cerberus busted deal case).
VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE FULL LENGTH DISCUSSION HERE.
FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE POWERPOINT SLIDESHOW HERE.
Look here for more "Corporations in Court" segments in the future.