Chancery Academy

Faculty Sponsor: Professor Matt Jennejohn


The BYU Corporate Litigation Academy takes students to the heart of U.S. corporate law: Delaware. For approximately a century, Delaware has been the preferred state of incorporation for the largest and most important companies in the world, and as a result its Court of Chancery, which has equitable jurisdiction over disputes related to the internal affairs of the companies incorporated there, has become the leading corporate law tribunal in the world. Through an in depth simulation led by the Potter Anderson team, students will gain an insider’s perspective on the fast-paced, bet-the-company litigation that is Delaware’s bread and butter. This Academy is not only for those interested in litigation: Understanding how Delaware law develops is also critically important for transactional lawyers, who design deals in the shadow of Delaware’s jurisprudence. In addition to networking with practitioners and judges in the local legal community, students will also have the opportunity to explore the area, from the Brandywine River Valley’s stunning countryside to Philadelphia’s history and culture.

A Word from Our Firm Sponsor:

The Academy is hosted by Potter Anderson & Corroon, a storied Wilmington law firm that has litigated landmark cases from the famous 1985 Revlon decision that underpins the modern M&A market to this year’s Twitter v. Musk. As the oldest and one of the largest Delaware law firms, the firm specializes in corporate litigation and counseling, alternative entities, intellectual property, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, and labor and employment. Named a 2021 “Delaware Powerhouse” firm by Law 360, Potter Anderson & Corroon provides legal services to regional, national, and international clients and is the firm of choice for clients—ranging from Fortune 500 to some of the largest national law firms to individuals.