Dean NKU Chase College of Law
Professor of Law
"Chase Law is a special place, a place where faculty and alumni work together to help Chase students and alumni succeed in the classroom and in the courtroom. I am proud to serve as dean of the law school. Still, I do miss not being in the classroom as much as I would like. There is nothing more exciting or rewarding than working with Chase law students as they undergo the transformation from law student to lawyer!"
Dean Honabach joined the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, as dean and a professor of law in 2006. Prior to coming to Chase, he served as the dean and professor at the Washburn University School and president, dean, professor of law and director of the Entrepreneurial Law Center at Western State University College of Law. He previously held faculty appointments at Vermont Law School, Rutgers University - Camden School of Law and the University of the District of Columbia School of Law. Dean Honabach received his JD from Yale University and his AB in economics from Bucknell University.
Dean Honabach is the chair of the ABA's Standing Committee on Professionalism, the co-chair of the Business Law Education Committee of the ABA's Business Law Section and a member of the Misconduct and Irregularities Subcommittee of the LSAC. He is also a member of the Kentucky Access to Justice Committee and the Kentucky Bar Association's Task Force on Building Blocks in Leadership Diversity as well a director of the Kentucky Bar Foundation and the NKU Foundation. Dean Honabach also served as a member of the Ohio Bar Association's Taskforce on Legal Education.
Dean Honabach is the co-author of D&O Liability Handbook (West Group 1994-2012 editions) and the Proxy Rules Handbook (West Group 2001-2012 editions). He has published law review articles on topics ranging from managerial liability and Enron to toxic torts and legal education.
- AB Economics, Bucknell University, cum laude
- JD, Yale Law School
- Agency, Partnership & LLCs
- Contracts I & II
- Torts I & II
With Mark A. Sargent, D & O LIABILITY HANDBOOK, West Group (2009) (1994-2009 editions)
With Mark A. Sargent, PROXY RULES HANDBOOK, West Publishers (2009) (2001-2009 editions)
The Smith v. Van Gorkom Symposium - Smith v. Van Gorkom: Managerial Liability and Exculpatory Clauses - A Proposal to Fill the Gap of the Missing Officer Protection, 45 Washburn L.J. 307 (2006)
Hein LexisNexis Westlaw
Centennial Issue and Now What?: An Essay Contemplating A Course For The Second Century Of The Washburn University School Of Law, 42 Washburn L.J. 947 (2004)
Hein LexisNexis Westlaw
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