William H. Widen

Professor of Law

J.D. 1983, Harvard University

Phone: (305)284-3739
Office: G275

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.


Body Counts, Benchmarks & Teslas, Jurist (2021).

Social Justice and Deposit Return Calculations: A Study of Success and Failure in Commercial Law Reform, 93 St. John's L. Rev. 365 (2019).

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

Restatement (Second) Of Contracts, American Law Institute (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, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-33 (2011).

Forcing Analogies in Law: Badiou, Set Theory, and Models, 29 Cardozo L. Rev. 2407 (2008).

Report to the American Bankruptcy Institute: Prevalence of Substantive Consolidation in Large Public Company Bankruptcies from 2000 to 2005, 16 Am. Bankr. L. Rev. 1 (2008).

Corporate Form and Substantive Consolidation, 75 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 237 (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 & 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, with David Carlson, 54 Bus. Law. 1661 (1999).

Phone: (305)284-3739
Office: G275
Faculty Assistant

Sutton, Tina

Phone: (305)284-4241
Office: G287

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