William H. Widen

Professor of Law

J.D. 1983, Harvard University

Phone: 305-284-3739
Office: G267

William H. Widen, Professor of Law, was a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York until 2002, where his practice areas included structured finance and secured lending.

cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Professor Widen clerked in 1983-1984 for Levin Campbell, Chief Judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Widen teaches commercial law, contracts, and other business subjects.


Uniform Commercial Code: Article 1 & Article 2 (based on the laws of Nebraska) (Kindle publication) (2013).

Restatement (Second) Of Contracts (published in cooperation with the American Law Institute) (Kindle publication) (2013).

The Arbitrage of Truth: Combating Dissembling Disclosure, Derivatives, and the Ethic of Technical Compliance, 66 U. Miami L. Rev. 393 (2012).

Original Sin - Calder v. Bull Revisited (September 19, 2011). University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-33. Available at SSRN or here

Forcing Analogies in Law: Badiou, Set Theory, and Models, 29 Cardozo L. Rev. (forthcoming 2008).

Report to the American Bankruptcy Institute: Prevalence of Substantive Consolidation in Large Public Bankruptcies from 2000 to 2005, 16 Am. Bankr. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2008).

Corporate Form and Substantive Consolidation, 75 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 101 (2007).

Prevalence of Substantive Consolidation in Large Bankruptcies from 2000 to 2004: Preliminary Results, 14 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 47 (2006).

Spectres of Law and Economics, 102 Mich. L. Rev. 1423 (2004).

Lord of the Liens: Towards Greater Efficiency in Secured Syndicated Lending, 25 Cardozo L. Rev. 1577 (2004).

Enron at the Margin, 58 Bus. Law. 961 (2003).

Letters of Credit, Voidable Preferences, and the "Independence" Principle, 54 Bus. Law. 1661 (with David Carlson) (August, 1999).

The Earmarking Defense to Voidable Preference Liability: A Reconceptualization, 73 Am. Bankr. L. J. 591 (with David Carlson) (Summer 1999).

Phone: 305-284-3739
Office: G267
Faculty Assistant

Sutton, Tina

Phone: (305)284-4241
Office: G287

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