Joseph R. Slights III Distinguished Professor of Judicial Studies
Joseph R. Slights III
BS, 1985, James Madison University
JD, 1988, Washington and Lee University
Joseph R. Slights III was sworn in as a Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery on March 28, 2016. Before his appointment, Vice Chancellor Slights was a partner in the Delaware law firm Morris James, where he practiced corporate and business litigation and chaired the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group. Before that, he served a 12-year term as a judge on the Superior Court of Delaware where, among other assignments, he was instrumental in forming the court's complex commercial litigation division. Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court, Vice Chancellor Slights worked as a litigator in the Delaware law firms Sidney Balick P.A. and with Richards Layton & Finger. Vice Chancellor Slights is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association and the Delaware Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and past-president of the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court.