Donal Christopher Wells
Associate Professor Emeritus
B.A. 1971 Grinnell College; J.D. 1978 University of Iowa College of Law. Member of the Mercer Law Faculty since 1990.
Book review, AHuse, Boards, Governance and Value Creation," Berkeley Electronic Press In February 2008.
"Report on Contingent Fees in Medical Malpractice Litigation," ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, September 2004. “Report on Multidisciplinary Practice” State Bar of Georgia, January 2001. “Engagement Letters in Transactional Practice: A Reporter’s Reflections,” 51 Mercer Law Review 41 (1999) “Engagement Letters in Transactional Practice,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (1996); State Bar of Georgia Section of Corporate & Banking Law (1997). “Representing Start-up Businesses: Ethical and Professional Considerations,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (1996). Book review, Bromberg & Ribstein on Partnership (Little, Brown, 1988), 39 J. Legal Educ. 455 (1989)). Book review, F. Cullen et al., Corporate Crime Under Attack (Anderson, 1987), 90 W.Va. L. Rev. 1279 (1988). West Virginia Chapter of State Limited Partnership Laws, M. Bamburger & J. Basile (ed.), (Prentice Hall Law & Business, 1987) (Reporter 1987-1990), under auspices of ABA Section of Business Law. "Style and Substance in Lawyers," (Invited responsive essay contributed to symposium on first-year legal education) 16 N. Mex. L. Rev. 589 (1986). "Attorney Work Product and Carry-Over Immunity: An Assessment of Their Justifications," 47 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 1001 (1986). "Involuntary Dissolution as a Remedy for Freeze-Outs of Minority Shareholders: Two West Virginia Statutes," 88 W.Va. L. Rev. 47 (1985) (co-winner of Hale Posten Award for outstanding legal publication by faculty members of the WVU College of Law) "Potential Liability of Mini-Trial Neutral Advisor," a memorandum published by the Center for Public Resources in CPR Judicial Panel Notebook (1981) and CPR Legal Program Mini-Trial Handbook (E. Green ed. 1982). "Privacy and Prostitution: Constitutional Implications of State v. Pilcher," 63 Iowa L. Rev. 248 (1977).
Honors: Degree awarded with High Honors Order of the Coif Moot Court Board
Teaches: Business Associations, Securities Regulation, Contracts, Introduction to Counseling, Corporations Law Seminars