Chief Justice Norman Veasey of the Delaware Supreme Court received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1954 and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1957. Having stepped down from judicial office in May 2004, after serving a twelve-year term as the top judicial officer and administrator of Delaware’s judicial branch, he is currently practicing as a senior partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Before taking the bench in 1992, Chief Justice Veasey practiced law in Wilmington, Delaware with the law firm of Richards, Layton and Finger. From 1961 to 1963, he served as deputy attorney general and chief deputy attorney for the State of Delaware. During 1982 to 1983, he was president of the Delaware State Bar Association. He is a director of the Institute of Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Law Institute, the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation and a number of other professional organizations. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and Wake Forest University School of Law, as well as being a frequent panelist and lecturer on corporation law, corporate governance, ethics and professionalism.
Justice Veasey is teaching Lawyering and Ethics for the Business Attorney in the Fall of 2012 at SMU Dedman School of Law.